Just as Burgundy comes from Burgundy and
Champagne comes from Champagne, beer has appellations, too. Leipziger
Gose hails from Leipzig, Germany, and Berliner Weisse comes from Berlin.
Thus, Flat Tail Brewing in Corvallis calls Lemon Diesel a Corvaller
Weisse. Named for a strain of marijuana, this light, tart wheat ale was
aged for two years, picking up overt citrus notes and acidity thanks to
funky yeasts. This blend also benefits from a small portion of Little
Green Session Dry-hopped Saison, which bursts with Mosaic hops and lends
distinct guava flavor to a beer with a very floral aroma. In the end,
it’s intensely sour yet hoppy and tropical. For the folks who remember
Saxer Lemon Lager: This is the beer you actually wanted. It smells like
Lemon Pledge but doesn’t taste like it. Recommended.