Temple Garden Yuzu Ale

Having been mightily impressed with my first Baird Brewing beer that I tried last week (Natsumarkin), I was delighted to find this 22 oz bottle at Green’s on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA. $7.99 for the bomber.
Pour is a magnificent, hazy, dark orange pour with a great looking fluffy head and some lace. It sits in the Tucher Weizen glass resplendent! Carbonation is excellent and consistent.
Nose seems a little hoppier than one would expect and also has a soapy element. (This is NOT repeated in the taste).
Tastes are mellow. Definite fruit sweetness with a slight slick note to the mouthfeel. It seems as if the alcohol is higher than 5.5%, but it remains drinkable and non-invasive. The fruit is very difficult to place, but it seems like a passion fruit or perhaps a guava. Tropical in its nature.
The overall feel here is something that is bigger than 5.5%. This is a consistent and persistent feel. It seems slicker and heavier than the ABV would suggest.
This is a very different beer to the Natsumikan. That beer was much more “refreshing” and light, and although this beer seems in the same ballpark in terms of ABV it drinks very differently. However, STILL very drinkable and delcious, maybe my favorite new brewery for SESSION beers! Very excited by these new found gems.

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02/22/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.5 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 3.98
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