Wild Beer Co Sleeping Lemons Export 330ml

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This one is inspired by Moroccan preserved lemons, and pours a hazy straw shade. Aromas of lemon curd and fresh lemon juice. A little tart, but very light and juicy. Plenty of lemon citrus, this is very easy drinking and incredibly refreshing.

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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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A surprise package!
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I wasn't sure if a gose would be my type of beer having tried a few in the past but the mixture of preserved Moroccan lemons and salt goes very well and just reminds me of trips to my corner shop for bitter sweet and sharp lemon drop sweets as a kid!

Really deep body and complexity to the beer that pulls you back in like the lemon drops you savoured as a kid and utterly addictive.
More lemon water, duck? Quack!
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Sarah & Duck is my favourite children's TV show, and Wild Beer Co are probably my favourite UK brewer, so I'm totally standing by my random cultural reference.
The original sleeping lemons is a great beer - this one delivers more body and a little more complexity. But one of the things I love about goses is that they deliver lots of refreshment and flavour at a modest ABV - this is almost double ABV of the original and I don't feel it quite does enough to justify it.
The court zester
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Oh Lordy. IMO the best sour out there and one of my favourite beers ever. The intense preserved lemon core gives it an unrivalled exoticism, while the edge is gobstopper sharp and perfectly offset by a pronounced saltiness. Utterly addictive.
Great Beer
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Wild Beer are making some insanely good stuff this year and this is up there with the best.

A fruit explosion which is expertly balanced.
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