Russell Lemon Ale
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Brewed by Russell Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2007
It’s been years since I tried this one at its prime, when it first came out. I had it more recently and it was horrible--either the recipe changed or it was served poorly. I recall loving the graham cracker-like flavor, making the beer taste like lemon merangue pie. One step above most BC summer ales. Surprisingly nuanced for what it is, and highly drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
Hazy and yellow with minimal head. Aroma and flavour are both lemon overdose. Sweet, kind of like a leomande beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2006
(Draught) Sampled at Christie’s Carriage House in Victoria. I’m guessing that this beer is highly susceptable to temperature change as I found this to be a terrible brew. The lemon was somewhat candy like Vicks Cough Drops and watery lemon Gatorade mixed. It was overly watery yet somewhat intensely sweet. Absolute garbage.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jonas (6786) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2006
Hazy yellow, low golden head. Very sweet and candyish aroma. Papery malt base ovelaid with candy. Flat dry aftertaste. Light, watery body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2005
Pale golden yellow colour with faint haze. Nice sweet lemony aroma and a touch of leathery yeastiness underneath, but much cleaner yeast than they used to have. Flavour is also dominated by lemon and light malt. Better than I would have thought.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2005
Very yellow colour...if it wasn’t a lemon beer I’d be alarmed by its fluorescence. The aroma and flavour are dominated by the lemon. A sweet essence is used so it seems slightly candyish at times, but it is genuinely refreshing. Tasted at the brewery at six months of age, it seemed to me like it was brewed two weeks ago. Cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
Nice lemon aroma. Has the usual malty musty earthy Russell flavours but this time with a prominant lemon flavour which worked out better then I was expecting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2003
At first I thought this was the Lemon Lager, which isn't too bad. Upon checking the tap handle , it definitely said Ale. As soon as I tasted this , it was obviously a different beer. Hazy gold, small white head, no visible carbonation. Had a light lemon nose. The flavor starts lightly lemony, and fades to nothing but a dirty line type flavor

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