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


on tap

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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."

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   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 Im pretty sure there is a lot of it in the nose. Caramel, herbs, melon, soap and Im 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (3265) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2017
Flaska. Oklar orange med ett vitt skum. Dofter av citrus och malt. Smakinslag av citron, malt, apelsin och parfym. Hrlig sur-stma i avslutningen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 22, 2017
On tap at Baird Harajuku Taproom. This is a very interesting beer. Fruity aroma with plum and citrus. Flavor has lots of tangy like citrus. Perfume sweetness. Citrus tang is very dominate and lasts a long time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36442) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2017
Draft. An unclear golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and lots of yuzu fruits. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of yuzu fruits, straw, and malt, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fules (1102) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - NOV 6, 2016
Kicsi, nem tl tarts hab, narancssrga szn, szűretlen. Citromos, narancsos illat. Citrusos, grapefruitos, mandarinos zvilg, s mintha egy leheletnyi menta is lenne benne. Kzepesen testes, erősen sznsavas, enyhn keserű. Kellemes, frisstő nedű.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15562) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2016
330ml bottle (Beerfox, Riga)
Spicy citrussy aroma. Deep orange, tight head. Sweetish malts in the taste, and a ton more citrus, almost like the preserved kumquats we used to have. However, theres a good balance there too. Thats helped by the full palate. The clearer of the two glasses was more perfumey and crisper. Maybe, after finishing it, it was a bit sweet. Citrussy bite lasted for ever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndreasP (223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2016
The yuzu in this well-balanced and produces a bitter citrus flavour. Refreshing and fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (1974) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle from Erzbierschof Zurich. Sweet lemon taste, yuzu, zesty indeed. Low but lively carbonation with a medium body, stays fruity sweet until the very end. Citric throughout. Well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (7174) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 2, 2016
330ml bottle (Beerfox, Riga). Hazy amber color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Fruity, sour, quinch, citrus in aroma. Malty, sourish, citrus, lemonish in taste. Messy and yeasty aftertaste. Its something I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (1075) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2016
330ml bottle at Beerfox Riga. Thanks, Phil. Pours golden yellow. White head. Bit citrussy, grassy, earthy, slightly synthetic, but not bad aroma. Slightly sour, citrussy beginning. Herbal notes in the middle. Earthy, bit citrussy finish. Bitterness and lemon in the aftertaste. Well drinkable, light bodied, interesting brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SeniorZozo (1634) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 20, 2016
Pours a hazy dark beige colour beer with a medium head. Fruity with spices, yeast and yuzu. Dry finish

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