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Salopian Lemon Dream

Brewed by Salopian
Style: Wheat Ale
Hadnall, England
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.
OG: 1044
Colour: Bright Gold
Style: A wheat beer very much in the modern English style – served bright and top fermented. The recipe uses a small amount of fresh lemon to compliment the citrussy flavours produced by the wheat malt. Each of the Hops used, Goldings, Saaz and Cascade add fresh lemony flavours to the brew.
History: Originally Salopian was renowned (notorious?) for producing some fairly outlandish beer, usually brewed with wheat and fruit flavoured. Most of these were surprisingly well received, but mainly in speciality outlets or in bottles. Lemon Dream was devised to be far more subtle – basically a slightly lagery, lightly bittered beer with a hint of lemon. We felt that this would appeal to a broader market and this has definitely been the case, with many ‘traditional’ Pubs running the beer as a regular through the spring and summer. It has found favour at competitions too, winning an award at CAMRA West Midlands 4 years on the bounce as well as at SIBA West Midlands too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1876) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 30, 2016
Appearance: Clear, pale golden. Small, fizzy white head.
Aroma: Mostly lemon, light fruits, with some wheat.
Taste: Wheat, lemon, fruits, hops. Good balance, refreshing.
Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £2.99
Info: 28/3-2016, BB: 23/9-2016

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (6011) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2016
Fra fat på Five Lamps i Derby 18 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Gyldengulbrun. Skum langs glasset. Lett sitrusaroma. Smaken det samme. Bra men uvariert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (1689) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 18, 2016
Cask @ Cask Pub & Kitchen Covent Garden, London - UK. Color: golden blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: hoppy and grassy, lime and citrus domination. Taste: light body with lime taste. Citrus. Really fresh. Good attenuation and easy drinkable. Aftertaste: citrus and lime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (5310) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Cask at Posada, Wolverhampton. As ’Salopian Lemon Dream’. Dark yellow, clear, still, small creamy dense white head, full lacing. Aroma is airy, malty, plain bread. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is pork with apple sauce up front, pretty bready, not much lemon showing up, musty wheat, a little tart. Drinkable, just quite bready and basic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2141) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
500ml bottle from Moonshine & Fuggles beer shop, Ironbridge. Clear pale golden colour, white foam head and aroma of white & lemon citrus. Taste is wheat, grain with a tangy citric note, salty, and some grassy bitterness. Light bodied, soft carbonation, dry grassy bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1448) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Cask at The Cobblers, Leek. A clear straw colour with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, a little orange, subtle grain, grass and spicy hops. Taste of zesty lemon, slight wheat, subtle nutty malt, grass and spicy hops. Light bodied and an oily texture. A dry, zesty lemon, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. Exactly what it says on the pumpclip, a nice, zesty, lemon wheat ale with a fresh, hop bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, grass, hops and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (5456) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Cask@ Kitty’s. Pours pale golden with a thin white head. Lemon and dried apricots in aroma. Flavor has some gooseberries and tangerine up front, mild tartness and some floral hops. Dry finish. Quite refreshing. Summery brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7650) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2015 Cask @ Kitty’s, Helsinki. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of lemon zest, floral notes and a bit of white bread. Flavour of big juicy citrusy tartness, citrusy bitterness, a bit of graininess and some floral notes. Light bodied. Crisp and citrusy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3117) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Pint at the White Bear, Tewkesbury. Golden colour thick white head. Aroma is big citrus lemon hops. Taste has more wheat yeast and a slight bitter finish.

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