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Great River Chickawawa Lemonale

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
That girly drink that men will secretly drink from time to time, “just to taste it”. This is a new offering from our Session line of beers. It is our version of an all malt based hard lemonade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (5203) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Orange and light hazy appearance with a white head. Aroma of lemonade and lemon zest. Similar flavor, refreshing and tart with a smooth finish. Light bodied and easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Draft at the brewpub, June 2014. Really murky dark golden brown pour - gross. Chemical lemon cleaner aroma, way too much lemon, sweet, abrasive, basically nothing else. Overly sweet flavor, lemon head candies, lemon cleaner, table sugar, not good. No thanks.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
On tap at brewery, pours a milky dark yellowish brown, honestly, this could of been dirty dish water and I wouldn’t of thought twice about it, looks horrible, the aroma is of harsh soap and lemon, the flavor is a lemon drop but extremely harsh and not in a good way at all, gross, just gross.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
On tap at Great River. Dark golden with a very small white head that completely diminishes. Big lemon/lime aroma, a bit sour, definitely reminiscent of lemonade. Nice sweet and sour balance to the flavor, so it’s not overly sour or overly sweet like so many other beers of this style. Refreshing. I’d drunk this again, and I typically don’t like this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2014
can into glass from hyvee, shared with pals for sunday dinner , akward lemon, chemical aroma, taste is lemonade and alcohol, wouldn’t do agaib

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tompete (304) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
On tap at Boogaloo Lounge, Burlington Iowa. Smells of sweet lemons. Flavours of lemon and malt beverage. Finish is sweet and a little sticky.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
igneous1 (1533) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pale golden, super fizzy. Small white head. Aroma is lemony with plenty of wheat notes. Flavor is pretty one-dimensional with straight up lemon. Finish and aftertaste are a little wheaty. Interesting but nothing special.ginger,

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CanIHave4Beers (4024) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours a very hazy yellow, a vigorous pour produces a small head that goes away in a hurry.

The aroma is weird, it’s lemony... but it’s got odd human skin and medicinal notes... there must be some lemon extract that smells like this when it’s in beer because I’ve smelled it before in similar lemon beers, it’s not inviting in the least.

The flavor is sort of like lemon soda, it’s pleasantly tart... even to the point of light sourness but it’s way too sweet... what little maltiness there is in the beer serves as more an unpleasantry than a balancing factor.

I guess I shouldn’t expect to like a lemonade beer, but I have this weird delusion that there is some sort of great hope for the style... a nice very light, lemony tart beer with a mild un-distracting sweetness could be beautiful if it was finessed just right. Shallow as it is, I love look of the can for this one, and somehow it tricked me into expecting what I always hope for from these beers, and never never get.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (5829) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Aroma is lemonade, wheat/barley malts and grainy. The flavor is lemonade, fruit/berries, grainy malts, mild/medium sweetness and a tart finish.

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