Sleeping Lemons Export | The Wild Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
The Wild Beer Co.
England, United Kingdom

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Tdenham on 06-22-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of StJamesGate
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Underdog, Dublin.
Honey gold; seawater!; oyster cracker, bang of citrus, citric buzz then rind + grass; crisp.

4 x 5

Plays just like a gose, and the lemons jump out. Not sure what the “XP” brings that the regular version wouldn’t. Refreshing, if not exactly easy.

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
1.33/5  rDev -64.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Marked here as retired, but I bought this from Waitrose London no more than a month ago.
330ml. 6.0%
L- Looks like a Long Island Iced Tea, sludgy brown - quite horrible for a beer to be honest. I now also note the head if any has disappeared to a tiny 'bald patch' of a few remaining bubbles.
S- Like a beaker of cold tea, or cold fruit tea infusion, with a kind of citrus/tomato edge to it. This is not going well.
T- Fresh>sharp>very sharp> raw gooseberry/lemon juice. I've never had a beer like this. I am frankly amazed I'm drinking a beer rated 4.01/5 ratings as I find this positvely NASTY. It doesn't even taste like beer. More like some extremely acidic alcopop - BUT I can't even sense, EVEN the 6% alcohol, or that it is a beer, it's that lost.
M- Acid, dry, horrid.
O- One of the most horrible 'beers' I remember paying for in recent memory. There is little in this suggesting it is in fact a beer, no sign of hops, malt, nor alcohol. Quite possibly the most horrible beer I have had this year - and shocking the brewers think people might buy this.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, a stronger version of the base Gose, which for some reason, is boozed-up for the export market. Thanks, I guess.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves exactly zero in terms of lace anywhere near the glass as it quickly evaporates.

It smells of gritty and grainy cereal malt, salty white crackers, tart lemon juice, and very little else. The taste is grainy and crackery pale malt, saline solution, very plain lemon rind esters, a hint of earthy yeastiness, ethereal funky notes, and some very weak earthy, musty, and floral green hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its palate-pinging frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and sort of smooth, as the prevailing acidity does little to further the cause at this particular juncture. It finishes trending dry, the lemon kind of running away with the lingering accolades.

Overall - this just comes across as an amped-up version of this typically subtle Teutonic style, with the lemon, salt, and booze all beefed up to 'export' expectations, as it were. All right, I suppose, but not at the steep, 'look at us, we're making fancy-ass brews' import price.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mkyer
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy beige color ale with a large pure white foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of salty preserved lemon is stronger than I was expecting but still enjoyable. Taste is a mix of light tart notes with some lemon notes and some sea salt notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. I loved the balance between the different flavours but it does take a bit of time to get used to the salty lemon notes.

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Photo of Sammy
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RedAleMan
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Samallison
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sleeping Lemons Export from The Wild Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 12 ratings