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

bottling
unknown

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   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.


3.6
jinroh (2462) - ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2017
Tap at Pudel, November 9th. Pours quite clear amber, even a bit reddish in the dim lights of the bar. Not too much carbonated but something is there. Nose has yuzu spiciness and quite a lot of reaffirming fresh citrus freshness. Lightly sweet and full of yuzu peels. Taste is light, citrusy and superbly drinkable. Seems to work well and great display of the fresh Japanese citric fruit.

3.1
visionthing (5600) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 7, 2017
On tap at Pudel, Tallinn. Muddy brownish colur with a modest off-white head. Mild fraroma with gentle notes of citrus, citrus peel, malt and spices. Moderate to medium sweet with rather low flavour intensity and a light bitterness. Easy to drink and fairly enjoyable.

3.5
Juks (1200) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2017
Tap at BrewDog Tallinn. Pours hazy dark amber, small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit peel, blood orange. Candy, brown sugar, orange, citrus in taste. Medium bodied, average carbo. Nice fruity brew, good!

3.3
martjoobolut (5348) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2017
Tap at brewdog tallinn. Pours amber. Aroma is amber. Aroma is fruity, citrus, vitamin c. Flavor is sweet, bitter, some sourness, citrus, dryness. Feels bit watery. Finish is kind of dryness. Overall: ok.

3.5
beer-yum (1952) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2017
Alluring citrus aroma in a hazy amber pour. Hop forward balance with a citrus fruit body and zesty finish.

3.7
RobBestwick (982) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle. Crisp lemon citrus aroma. Dark orange aroma with a frothy off-white head and lots of carbonation. Lots of sediment. Crisp citrus flavour with some underlying malt sweetness. Medium body. Mild bitter finish. Very refreshing.

3.6
maekchu (4104) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle from Asahiya. Light malty nose with a whole lotta citrus zest. Cloudy amber/brown color. Gentle initial fruitiness, and the yuzu really jumps up in the mid palate. Bittering combines with the yuzu notes to create a peppery sort of feeling on the tongue.. Light bitter and slightly tangy dry finish.Thin body. Very pleasant stuff. The yuzu is well integrated and not overdone, as it is in some other yuzu-infused brews.

3.4
mzaar (3743) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2017
Flaska. Oklar orange med ett vitt skum. Dofter av citrus och malt. Smakinslag av citron, malt, apelsin och parfym. Härlig sur-sötma i avslutningen.

3.6
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.

3.1
Ungstrup (38944) - 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.


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