BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, - JUL 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another citrusy flavoured beer from Salopian: surely not!
One and a half pints: hand-pulled in a local pub on 12 April 2012.
Pours a clear and clean golden colour (almost lager like). The head starts thin and gets thinner very quickly, a pity.
The smell is all citrus fruit, lemon being the one my nose found first, second and third.
The taste is also very hop citrusy bitter with very little malt presence to be found.
Medium bodied and refreshing, not really my bag, which is why I had an extra half to get a balanced feel for this write-up.
Niall73 (663) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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jmgreenuk (2617) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JohnRMurdoch (2701) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Four Mary’s. Clear yellow orange, good head. Resin grain lemon aroma & flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Solid golden ale.
minutemat (434) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
HenrikSoegaard (9754) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Ealing. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. not much wheat about it. Oily palate.
Brigadier (2610) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a decent wheat ale. Being on cask it had slightly less life than it might have had otherwise. I would hardly call this outlandish. Perhaps in the UK this is "on the edge" but the United States has been pushing the envelope far more. I believe they tried to be far too subtle.
Aroma / Appearance - The transparent golden base has very light traces of carbonation but not much else. Cool lemon crisp and a gentle oaky nature sit very subtlely in the air. This winds up being too timid and as a result drab.
Flavor / Palate - Crisp lemon, wheat, and honey glazed cheerios tease the palate. I keep expecting something more but it never comes. The mild finish tastes like lemonade instead of beer. It lacks the strength of a robust wheat ale. Much like other pubs at least the price was not too much to have rolled the dice.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity, Nuneaton&Beduth BF, 22/06/13. Pale gold wisped with white. Enticing stewed chlorophyll, tropical fruit, dishcloth dunked in Rubicon aroma: 8. Was worried this would be a ladybeer but nothing like it; punchy, zesty, loaded with guava, papaya grapefruit and biscuit. Dunked biscuit in black tea. Joint BOTF with the Oakham Eugene and Slater’s Sorachi.
rlgk (8478) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear golden/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Citrus aroma, grapes, grassy notes, orange peels, some apricot. Citrus flavor, grassy, orange peels, grapes. Citrus finish with grapes and caramel. Thinbodied.
SaintMatty (4281) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask (Oliver Twist, Stockholm) - Golden with a slight haze. Lemon meringue pie, grapefruit and pineapple in the aroma. Tangy and hoppy taste with lemon, grapefruit and bready malt detected. Refreshing.
AndySnow (1782) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Oliver Twist. Clear golden colour with a minimal white head. Fruity, citrus aroma. Flavour is similar to the aroma, very strong citrus with some fruits thrown in.