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Salopian Lemon Dream

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


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (2708) - 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 (2675) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (3610) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Cask at The Vintage, Leith. Pours clear golden amber, thick white head. Light citrus and malt aromas, but very light. no discernible lemon. Taste is thin,slightly sweet. Nothing special.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SilverfoX (304) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
has the distinct achievement of managing to smell of nothing at all, amber gold in colour with no head mildly sweet with a mild lemony citrus flavour. very watery. should be filed under the must try harder section.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1505) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury world sup beer festival. Golden thin white head. Aroma is lemon malts. Taste same good sweetness light hop bitterness. Medium body. Decent taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (937) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
On cask at congress, longton. Pours clear pale gold with lumpy white head. Decent enough golden ale, some citrus quite well balanced with malt. Salopian do better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1834) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Gravity at Beer Rebellion. Pours a golden colour without much if a head. Orange/lemon aroma, a little soapy. Light body, thin with little carbonation. Orange and lemon, very slightly sherberty. A bit dull. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4612) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
Cask at the Birmingham Beer Festival 2013. Poured a crystal clear light amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is strong lemon citrus fruit, dry yeast, stale malt and a hint of liqourice. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a watery light bodied palate. I expected more but I can’t say I was too disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3317) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Cask @ The Four Mary’s. Clear yellow orange, good head. Resin grain lemon aroma & flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Solid golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1752) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 RE-RATE: Cask @ The Crown, Wentnor. Subtle lemon meringue nose, fresh, quenching taste with a light bitterness. Very refreshing beer.

Cask at The Shrewsbury Hotel. Didnt get a lot of Lemon from this, which with a name like Lemon Dream is somewhat disappointing. Taste was ok but not quite tasty enough to get me buying another.

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