Legbiter | Strangford Lough Brewing Company Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Strangford Lough Brewing Company Ltd
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
slbc.ie

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-12-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
13.62%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of brewdude1982
3.91/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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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3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass.

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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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of ferrari29
2.77/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer poured from bottle into a Nonic shaped pint glass

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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2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Some caramel, toffee, butter, and toasted malt.

Some burnt sugars and caramel up front, with some toffee, a little cocoa. Sweetness is balanced well with bitter, and the bitter is not overbearing. Some over browned toasted bread. A little butter and maltiness in the end. Finishes a bit dry.

Medium body, good carbonation.

Overall, very decent brew. Nice combination of flavors make this enjoyable and easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of brentk56
2.84/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: These Strangford Lough beers pour very nicely and this one pours a clear copper; while its head is not as impressive as the St. Patrick's, it too leaves a nice amount of lace behind

Smell: Very malty, with huge caramel and diacetyl elements; some earthy elements, as well

Taste: Starts out with a load of caramel which adds a lot of buttery flavors by mid-palate; earth tones in the hop bill but this is overwhelmingly malty

Mouthfeel: Medium body, somewhat creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: As much as I engoyed the St. Patrick's, I really don't care for this beer at all as it is way too malty and a diacetyl bomb, to boot

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3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Six pack from George's deli case, always some oddball beer in there. Brewed in Rochester, NY, per the label. "1060" Julian date on the neck of the bottle.

Pours quietly into a tulip glass, a murky chestnut brown that glints copper orange when held to the light. A finger of light tan foam rises up, it has a creamy surface texture, but doesn't remain long. Spotty froth around the edges of the glass.

Sweet buttered biscuit aroma, and more than a little touch of skunky euro hops lending some grassiness.

Toasted grains and specialty malt flavors, nutty and sweet. Fairly soft feel with a slight creamy texture, not bad. Flavors are a little faded and a touch bland, but that could be due to age. Medium dextrinous body, some astringency, light carb that seems to ebb away towards the end of the glass.

Overall not bad, a couple bottles paired well with charcuterie from the deli.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a dark, ruby-copper coloring with a thin, off-white, low profile, foamy head. Aromas are super-sweet, with a blending of toffee, butterscotch, and bitters. Flavors are tangy sweet, with a caramel backbone and an overall roasted character. Fairly light bodied, with a slight watery feel underneath the initial bold flavor profile. The aftertaste is mostly roasted, with the sweet blend of toffee and butterscotch lingering around a bit. Tangy, slick finish, with a bit of a filmy linger left behind. Not a bad beed, and very easy to drink.

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2/5  rDev -42%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark brownish red with a nice creamy head that dissipates quickly, but leaves a small ring and some lacing.

S & T- A fine, sweet caramel malt aroma and flavor. A touch of earthy hops and hints of baked bisquits. Aroma and taste match, except for the bitter-sweet dimension, with the taste being more balanced at first, and mildly bitter in the finish.
More alcohol than there should be in the aroma after warming.

T- Initially sweet and then an unsweetened caramel taste finished with a little bit of hop bitters

M- medium body; good, medium-light carbonation. Slight dryness.

O- A fine ale that I enjoyed more than I thought I would. Recommended.

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of BrettMc
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Jail House Brewery tumbler. The appearance was of a deep copper or amber, with a bubbly thick one inch head with good lacing throughout. It smelled of caramel and a slight hoppiness. The mouthfeel was thin in body with low carbonation. The taste had hop bitterness up-front that transited to a light, clean watery flavor, with a biscuity aftertaste.

The light body, moderate ABV, and refreshing feel make this a very drinkable beer with high "poundability."

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Legbiter from Strangford Lough Brewing Company Ltd
3.45 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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