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


on tap


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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 Iím pretty sure there is a lot of it in the nose. Caramel, herbs, melon, soap and Iím 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (492) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2015
On tap at Naka-Meguro Taproom. Half pint served in a tulip. Hazy golden color with a modest off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Yuzu and mikan notes on the nose. Medium body with nice carbonation. Slightly sweet with bitterness standing out on the palate. Watery mouthfeel with a nice smooth, refreshing bitter finish. The taste is all yuzu with iyokan pith. Bright and tart but not sour per se...bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2726) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2015
Temple Garden Yuzu Ale 5% A thick looking cloudy honey gold with a foamy off-white head. Great yuzu fruit aroma like a warm spring day. Medium-light bodied with a seltzer-like carbonation. The taste is fresh yuzu zest, a bit of lemony hop bitterness but mostly full on fruity yuzu. It showcases the fruit really well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenkiGonzo (511) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2015
Draught at Bungalow. Super cloudy gold, decent head. Really fruity citrus aroma. Flavour is all yuzu with some hints of sweet fruit to balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle(27-Oct-2014)Sweet herbal aroma.Cloudy amber,low head&suds lace.Big herbal,sweet light orange flavour.Bitter herbal orange finish&aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1537) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2014
Herbal hop spice aroma. Murky Amber colour good head and lacing. Malt citrus hop malt flavour. Smooth lingering palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (950) - - JUN 14, 2014
Well-balanced fruit ale with heady yuzu nose/flavors and high drinkability A great Baird seasonal, I wish they brewed it all year long :)))

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at SlutFest 2011 on 04/23/2011. Slightly chunky golden amber body with a medium creamy off white head. Sweet spice and fruit aroma. Big spice, and sage flavor with some fruit and caramel. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3971) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
355ml bottle from Archive. Zingy and zesty aroma from this bright amber beer that carries a soft white head. Fruity flavour with a musky perfume aftertaste and finish. Unusual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle from K&G. Nice IPA. Aromas of citrus and grass. Taste is sweet, tart, and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety and medium bodied. Orange, with thin head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14087) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
Draught at Baird Bashimishi Taproom. Cloudy yellow - white head. Spicy citrus. Yuzu. Light malty. Orange. Toasted notes. Ok bitterness. Nice drinkability. Lovely yuzu taste and aroma.

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