Lion Heart | Hampshire Brewery Ltd

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Lion HeartLion Heart

Brewed by:
Hampshire Brewery Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by wl0307 on 08-03-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by kmacphail:
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3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer arrived in a recent parcell from the CAMRA beer club.

The beer poured a hazy amber-gold colour with an off white head that bubbled and then reduced to a 1mm film.

The nose was initially dominated by by a sour sweet aroma that was reminiscent of malt vinegar, along with hops and wheat grass.

The taste is hoppy with a slightly bitter aftertaste, this is more like a pale Belgian beer rather than an English beer, similar to Hoegarrden beer. The mouthfeel is rather light, even for this style of beer.

This is a drinkable beer, but a bit weak bodied.

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More User Reviews:
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2.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted by a half-pint at a JDW pub in Andover, The John Russell Fox by non-sparkler pour.

A: slightly murky orangey-amber in colour, coming with a fluffy white head and low carbonation... looking like from the end of a cask.
S: sticky, crystal sugar and malt syrup come with sour-sweet fruits (sweet citrus + oxidised apple), while a light touch of floral hops stays in the background. Quite sour on the balance, but not quite off-ish (yet)...
T: sour-sweet malts upfront are underlined by yeasty phenols and an earthy edge (as in many Hampshire brewery's pale-r ales); orangey hop bitterness intensifies, towards a quite dry and clean palate of hops, lingering hop bitterness that is slightly chewy. Where a touch of sour nectar sustains at the back, an herbal edge lingers with it.
M&D: very smooth but also semi-flat for a cask ale, showing all signs of nearing the end of a cask; somehow the clean palate and hoppy flavour still make it a tasty brew. Addition of yeasty phenols is esp. intriguing. Gotta try it again, when much much fresher...

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Lion Heart from Hampshire Brewery Ltd
3.12 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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