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Legbiter - Strangford Lough Brewing Company Ltd

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79
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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Strangford Lough Brewing Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-12-2004)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #40 (May 2010):

Mashed in Ireland and fermented in the US ... interesting concept.

This brew is clear and tawny with enough head retention to last the session. Butter, toffee, herbal woody hops, toasted bread and a vague fruitiness make for a very aromatic nose. Its fluffy, moderate-size body comes off as a bit wet. The maltiness is dry and goes from toffee to toasted bread crust quickly. Buttery flavors and hop bitterness battle it out as the maltiness settles in as a decent base. Suggestions of apple skin, ripe pears and nut- tiness are in the middle. The buttery character lingers and its maltiness holds together in the dry finish.

Good drinking for the über beer geek who does not mind a bit of diacetyl (which is responsible for that buttery flavor).

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 02:37:31 | More by BeerAdvocate
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This was a 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

It pours a dark brown with some clarity but not truly transparent. It has a frothy head with mild retention and low lacing. By far the best thing this beer has going for it is a truly amazing malty aroma that does not dissapoint. If only the taste delivered the same punch. It has a mild malt taste and is followed by a metallic finish. This could be due to being Ina bottle so I would try again on draft but it did let me down. The body is kind of weak with decent carbonation. I would buy again if the price was right but it didn't strike me as awesome.

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3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
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A: A finger of creamy head with clear-dark amber body.

S: Rich brown sugar. Malty...

T: Slight sugars, dry malt, vague hops. Big malty-brown with sugar.

M: Dry and slightly astringent before a boring endtaste.

O: Solid beer. Drinkable and interesting. Still vaguely bland.

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A - Beer pours with a dark creme/brownish colored head; about 1/2 finger in size; no lacing; head doesn't hold very well; dark brown colored body; visibly well carbonated; opaque; cloudy

S - Very deep brown sugar and sweet maple nose; slight floral perfume scents; root beer or soda; caramel malt

T - Starts off watery and lacking flavor; sweet taste of maple and caramel picks up well after the sips begins; slight touch of bittery hop taste tingles well after you've finished your sip; finishes with a burnt malt taste

M - Very watery; not much flavor; very burnt malt aftertaste; bitter

D - Not a huge fan of this beer; very "all-over-the-place" on flavor characteristics; you get everything in this beer, burnt, sweet, and dull flavors; needs more body and a much more defined flavor profile

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Pours a rich brownish red with some chill haze and a big off-white head. Some lace.

Some caramel, toffee, butter, and toasted malt.

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Legbiter from Strangford Lough Brewing Company Ltd
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