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Salopian Lemon Dream

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


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1579) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Covent Garden on 17th April 2015. Clear gold with shallow off-white part lacing foam. Fruity, lemony aroma. Sweet lemon citrus, peel and berry fruits in-mouth. Citric finish with a grassiness on the upper-rear mouth. Medium-bodied with a fullmouth texture. A quencher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anthony69Jones (2) - Brewood, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015 does not count
This is a great tasting ale which you have to be careful not to get to carried away with and drink to much. Brilliant for hot summer days in the beer garden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2424) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 11, 2015
Cask @ Salopian Bar, Shrewsbury [280115]
Light urine yellow, thin white head
Aroma of lemon zest, soft sweet lemon
Taste of lemon zest, lemon citrus hops, nice lemon here, soft sweet light malts underneath. Simple and refreshing.
Palate - Light body, soft sweet. Finish as main flavour, nice lemon.
Overall - Good easy quaffable drinking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2982) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Cask at the Shovel, Lye. Pours pale gold with a small head. Aroma is straw and lemon. Taste has straw and lemon ice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9076) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2015
Cask ale, half at The Lion Tavern. Moderate white head leaving foamy lacing down the glass. Clear pale golden coloured body. Modest smell of lemony hops, mid-sweet. Grass hoppy flavours with scents of orange and lemon. Mild bittersweet tail. Easy to drink. A refreshing session drink (Liverpool 30.01.2015).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
50cl Bottle. Poured a light blonde colour, with a dense white head. Aroma of sherbet, wheat and lemon zest. More lemon in the flavour, with bread and dry, crisp hoppiness. Finish was chalk, straw and peal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Cask at Staggs. Pours clear amber, nose is floral, hint of citrus, taste is zesty, crisp, sweet toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pabloscafe (35) - - NOV 3, 2014
On draught at the great western in wolves. Amazing lemon aroma, which I like, but I can imagine has its detractors. Didn’t feel like I was drinking a wheat beer but more a golden ale with a mild bitterness, citrus notes that verged on sherbert and again I imagine lots of people would not like this...but I did! Its not a wheat beer for a wheat beer fan, in fact I didn’t even realise it was supposed to be a wheat beer! Would go down well in the summer with food I imagine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (5079) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
Cask @ GBBF14. Smooth and grainy beginning. Not much lemon, only hints of. The mainpart is easy to drink, fresh grainy hints with if you think of sourish lemon-like endings. The aftertaste is smooth, fresh. Not much deepness there, hints of lemons, but only hints. Fresh grains, nice yeast and a nice ale flavour. Not as much lemon as expected...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3675) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
On cask at Morgan’s in Shrewsbury. Appearance - golden orange with a nice lacy head. Nose - lemon and some sweet fruitcake notes. Some herbs too. Taste - predominantly dried fruit notes with a hint of lemon and herbs towards the end. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry finish. Overall - enjoyed it.

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