Beer Style: Other Fruit Melomel (25C)
Recipe Type: other
Yield: 5 US gallons
I made a lemon melomel last year (around 8 months ago I think). I used a grapefruit melomel recipe and just substituted freshly squeezed lemons. Here is the recipe (for a gallon).
We tried this, chilled, at Christmas and it wasn't bad. It was pretty acidic and kept a good lemon flavour. No sweetness at all. I think it will improve with age.
I also made a grapefruit melomel at the same time - at the last tasting it still tasted like vomit. I don't think I'll ever like grapefruit.
We have a drink in Australia called Two Dogs, which they call an alcoholic lemonade. It is carbonated, around 5% alcohol and has great lemon flavour. I'm going to give this a go as my next lemon drink.
Source: Donna Maurer