Bad Shepherd Lemon Cheesecake Imperial Sour

Bad Shepherd

Published May 7, 2021

It's back to the dessert trolley for Bad Shepherd, one they've been dipping into with growing frequency in recent times. And it's one that sounds like a mouthful – or even a case of the increasingly ubiquitous "beer style decided by pulling words at random out of a hat” – a lemon cheesecake-inspired imperial sour which the label says is brewed with real cheesecake. Yet, for all that involves, it's a relatively straight up and down affair – with emphasis on "relatively", of course.

The imperial level ABV – and, presumably, the adjuncts used to create the creamy, vanilla sweetness – give the beer a viscosity that masks the sourness, instead leaving you with tangy, citrus cordial flavours and aromas.

James Smith

Lemon Cream Sour
20 IBU
Bad Shepherd

386 Reserve Road
VIC 3192

(03) 8555 3175
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