Review - Strangford Lough Brewing Company's Legbiter Ale
"Brilliant golden ale with an inviting citrus fragrance of late added Cascade and Glacier hops. The fine hop and light malt aromas carry through to the palate to give an ale that is full but refreshing, with a clean caramel malt bitter finish." -- Strangford Lough
Pours a light to medium amber hue with a pillowy off-white head with killer retention. Lacing is not as taught as with the Best Ale, but is just as clingy. Body is very still. Initially light to moderate hop aroma with grass notes. We\'re not getting any of the citrusy cascade hops though. Malt body coming through has a buttery aroma, similar to Ringwood yeast. The hops wake up slightly in the initial taste but are dominated by the caramel malts that carry right through to the finish. Sticky consistency, active carbonation, slightly dry and puckering. Curious what happened with this bottle as we didn't get any of the advertisted Cascade hops in either the aroma or the taste. We get the sense that it sat too long and the hop bite just lost its teeth.
Reviewed on September 4th, 2010.