Wild Beer Co Sleeping Lemons

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Summer calls for laid-back, refreshing beers and the Wild Beer Co. Sleeping Lemons Gose is perfect for just that! Brewed with lemons which have been preserved in-house in salt this hazy straw-coloured wheat has elegant aromas of lemon juice, lemon zest, biscuity malts and herbs. The bright flavours of lemon and lactic acid are tempered by a straw-like malt character. Moderately carbonated with a very light body and semi-dry finish, this Gose is easy like a beautiful Sunday morning.

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There is no other brewery in the world making beers like the Wild Beer Company. In fact, there are very few breweries that even look like Wild Beer Company. Most are a study in stainless steel, but walking into Wild Beer’s home on a remote Somerset farm, it’s wood that dominates the scene. Dozens of barrels are stacked floor to ceiling, each with its contents scribbled on the side: Modus, Ninkasi, Sourdough (yes, a beer using sourdough yeast). Not all the beers Wild Beer make will touch the inside of a barrel, but what is clear is that they all live up to their tagline: Drink WILDLY Different.

Take Millionaire for example, a chocolate and salted caramel milk stout that is every bit as decadent as it sounds. Or how about Wild Goose Chase? A tart, sprightly beer fermented using locally-harvested wild yeast and gooseberries? Or perhaps one of our favourite beers (ever?), Sleeping Lemons, a gose (a low-ish alcohol, slightly salty German beer) brewed with lemons preserved in salt – can there be anything more refreshing? Wild Beer is indeed wildly different. And while it can be tempting to take the innovation too far, head brewer Brett Ellis remains true to the aim of making all their beers very drinkable. That’s true whether it’s Zintuki, a quirky sour ale blended from Somerset Wild, their beer fermented using yeast cultivated from a nearby orchard, along with an ale fermented with champagne yeast and some local apple juice, or the more conventional ‘Fresh’ pale ale. Wild Beer pack more flavour in to their beers than many breweries can dream of.

As Brett writes: “We love sour beers, their unrivalled complexity and nuances make them both the most exciting and engaging styles of beer to brew and to drink. The romance and the art of brewing come through in a very different way when using the extraordinary uncontrollable wild yeasts and bacteria.

“There's wild yeast and bacteria everywhere, especially here in Somerset with so many orchards nearby. When you make a happy home for them in your brewery they just show up and spontaneously ferment – and sour – a beer.”


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Subtle and Refreshing
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I was expecting a very intense sour and Salty beer. What I got was a very refreshing and very well-balanced beer - particularly given the ingredients - and it was just as well received.

You get a nice, not-at-all-overpowering 'tang' from the lemons and gose salt as you sip, but it dissipates smoothly (without hurting your jaw-line!), resulting in a cleansed palate.

Received in a Mystery Box (in date - not sure what was wrong with it) but would definitely buy again.
Easy drinker
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Fresh and very easy to drink. Not particularly sour and the lemon flavour is fairly subtle. Nevertheless, a nice light beer
Liquid Sherbert!
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I really liked this one. Mine was a can from the advent calendar and I was going to save it for the summer (as instructed on the can) but received another so gave it a try. You can really taste the bitterness of the lemon and salt, yet it's very refreshing. Got the Sleeping Limes one from a local bottle shop...can't wait to give it a whirl!
Summer every day
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Yes, it’s lemony. But well worth a try. Great with fish.
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