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Lemon Ale | Hollister Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Hollister Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JayTheFinn on 10-25-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of JayTheFinn
3.7/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had one of these for the first time tonight while watching game 1 of the world series (Go Sox!). The Lemon Ale is basically a hefeweizen with a ton of lemon flavor. It's actually more juicy tasting than beer tasting. My wife, who loves her hefes with a lemon wedge, declared the Lemon Ale to be a bit too sweet and juicy for her tastes. I liked it alright myself. A bit of corriander added a nice kick of spiciness. Overall I think this would be a great beer for someone who's more into lambics or say if they don't like a strong "beer" flavor in their beer.

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Photo of bulletrain76
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy yellow with a white head. Lemon and ginger aroma. The flavor has a lot of sweet lemon, almost like a lemon grass tea, with a spicy ginger kick. Light and crisp body. Underlying wheat snappiness keeps this in beer territory, but the lemon is dominant. Actually better than I expected, but I would have trouble putting down more than one of these. Rerate: Another pint at the brewpub. I picked up way more spicy ginger this time. Dry, without much lemon sweetness. The yeast could be adding to the spice here too, in a Belgian sort of way. Should probably be called ginger ale. Alright, but I was definitely done after a pint.

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Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Lemon Ale from Hollister Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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