Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Yuzu is the Japanese name for a citron (a slightly less acidic lemon-lime type fruit). It is a wonderfully aromatic fruit with a snappy zest that is much prized in Japan. We received our portion from the Temple grounds of the family of one of Baird Beers' closest friends. We proceeded to shave off and collect the outer peels and hand-squeeze the juice. We then added both the peels and the juice to a rich, malted-wheat accented wort at the end of kettle boil. The end result is, in a word, divine! Hazy golden-orange in color, Temple Garden Yuzu Ale sports a cloud-like creamy white head that immediately conjures images of a higher being. The brisk citric aroma of Yuzu quickly invades the olfactory senses. The mouthfeel is softy coating and fruity-sweet but a playful carbonation and citric acidity keep the palate in an alert state of attention. Finally, a kiss of malt roundness and honeyed sweetness send the Yuzu fruit flavor into paroxysms of Nirvana-like joy. Temple Garden Yuzu Ale surely is a beery sign that, in the apocryphal words of Benjamin Franklin, "God loves us and wants us to be happy."

Marc's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - DEC 19, 2007
Not sure what a yuzu is but I’m pretty sure there is a lot of it in the nose. Caramel, herbs, melon, soap and I’m guessing yuzu again in the mouth. Slick soapy mouthfeel with a nice firm roundness. Herbal/green fruit bitterness with gardenia finishing with bread and green pepper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Senap (564) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
En väldigt anonym öl tycker jag. Visst finns det lite beska och lite grapefrukt - men spännande nej.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarageBrewer80 (257) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2016 Flaska från SB. Orange, brun grumlig med smutsvit skumkrona. Doft av yuzu och citrus. Lätt, frisk medelbitter kropp. Smak av grapefrukt, cittron- zest och bittermandel. Lite kolsyra. Ganska tunn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6566) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2016
A quite tasty and refreshing ale.
Hazy dark golden color with a fine head that last. Looks good. A fine intensity in the aroma. Medium (+) body and a fine carbonation. Pleasant balance between sweetness and acidity. Semi dry texture. Lots of fruit in here. Also citric and some yeast in the flavor.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1683) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
330ml bottle. Hazy amber with a tall white head. Lots of particles floating around in there. Caramel, citrus, yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2088) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget Sweden. Lasting light brown head. Very cloudy golden color. Fresh fruity aroma with some white pepper and grapefruit. Fruity and low bitterness with some residual sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (5441) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Fresh smell with citrus. Lots of citrus in the taste, like citrus peel, oranges and grape. Refreshing but also one-sided. Light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1603) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle. Murky brown body off white head. Aroma is tea with herbs and citrus. Taste is a little bit thin but nice fruity citrus and also tea. Aftertaste is dry and bitter. Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (5902) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle from SB web cons 2016-05-05 Göteborg AR: yuzu and sweet yeasty AP: cloudy amber golden, frothy yellow white F: yuzu, citrus sweet, fruity and fine

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (1147) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2016
Aroma is citrus sour, flowery and light malty. It’s almost light brown in color? Taste is slight malty and a little grainy. Decent citrus zesty in the end though and somewhat refreshing, but still no cow-tipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_est_deus (1079) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2016
Stått i kylen flera dagar men ändå grumlig, brun-orange, brun-orange skum. Sätter 3 eftersom jag tror om den fått stå någon vecka till så skulle det varit mindre bös som flöt omkring. Doft: Citrus, humle, fruktkärns beska, jäst, jäst frukt. Smak: Som doft - jäst frukt + malt och tydligare fruktkärns beska.

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