Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale is a winter seasonal fruit beer from Baird Beer. It usually on sale from Mid-march and is part of the Baird Fruitful Life Series Range. The yuzu, or aromatic citron, is locally sourced from the Shizuoka area and the skins are then peeled by hand with the juice also been processed by hand as well. It has an abv of 5.5% and can be bought in bottles and may also be found on tap too.
Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale Aroma and Taste
Do not adjust your screen; that grey stuff floating around is sediment and Baird are well-known for bottle-conditioning their beers so there was absolutely nothing to worry about. It just meant that I had to wait for a bit longer Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale to settle than I would have like. The cloudy dark brown colour didn’t subside either. I guess yuzu is to Japanese craft beer what pumpkin is to American craft beer – as soon as the fruit comes in season, then everyone is trying to put it in their beer but with Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale, the yuzu is far more subtle than others, especially in the aroma, which had a nice hint of yuzu pepperiness to it along with some citrus hops and caramel malts.
Yuzu can dominate beers but with Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale there is no worry of that happening. While it is present, and easily detectable in the body, it is no way overpowering like other yuzu beers I’ve had and my taste buds were ever thankful for that. The citrus taste doesn’t last long either as the sweet malts come through but with the sediment of the glass, I couldn’t bring myself to finish off the bottle – sorry but yeast sediment and myself never wake up well together.
Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale One Line Review
As yuzu makes its way into more and more fruit beers, Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale is definitely head-and-shoulders above the other yuzu beers. Check it out if you can.
Where to Buy Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale
Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale can be bought at the Bashamichi Taproom in bottles and all taprooms on draught. It can also be bought at the following places online: