BREWER: The Wild Beer Co, Somerset, England
VESSEL: 330ml brown bottle
DATE OF POST: 29th May 2020
Let sleeping dogs lie they say. And why not. But should we let sleeping lemons lie. That’s what we are about to find out.
I like lemons. I like lemon flavoured things. I like them because they’re sour. And I like sour beers. So what I hoped Sleeping Lemons (the beer) would do, is to fulfil my love for lemony sour things. A lemony soury beer sounds just wonderful.
Let me stop waffling and cut to the chase…Sleeping Lemons is great. It’s fantastic. It’s bursting with lemons. It’s sour. It’s sharp. It’s refreshing. It’s lightly carbonated. It’s crisp. It’s clear.
Ok, what’s the catch I hear you calling.
Well, to begin with, I thought it was a little short on the length in its taste. But the thing is, the more I drank, gulped to be precise, Sleeping Lemons, the more the shortness of flavour made sense. And that was the only catch. It soon disappeared. As did the beer. Very quickly.
Sours are not everyone’s thing. But they are mine and I loved this one.
So, we definitely should not let Sleeping Lemons lie. We should grab them and fill our bellies with them.
It’s one fine beer!
Sammy’s Rating: 90%
A bottle that looks fantastic, classy and smart.
Information in abundance jammed onto the back of the vessel telling us all we need to know without it even coming close to being cluttered.
A nose that let’s you know you’re about to dive into a Lemon based Gose. A look in the glass of utter majesty, lovely and clear with light carbonation making this brew so inviting.
A smoothness in sip and mouthfeel that just makes you close your eyes and smile.
A taste that is clean, crisp and oozing lemon without being overwhelming.
A lightness of touch in the brewing that would allow the drinker to have as many of these as he/she wished.
Are there any negatives to Sleeping Lemons?
Well, I thought there could be one, but I turned out to be wrong…
See, half way through the swallow the instant incredible flavour suddenly cuts off and switches to an OK but not great aftertaste. However that was sip one. After sip two my opinion remained the same, but as I worked my way, hang on, smiled my way through the drink the aftertaste began to sour up and thus improve with every sip.
You will need to be a fan of a sour style of beer to enjoy this but I assure you that if you are, then you will be a superfan of Sleeping Lemons.
Jymi’s Rating: 92%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 91%
MOB review next weekend: LIVEWIRE by ELECTRIC BEAR BREWING CO.