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Loch Lomond The Ale of Leven

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Brewed by Loch Lomond
Style: Bitter
Alexandria, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hand-crafted and amber in colour, the Ale of Leven is brewed using maris otter and crystal malts combined with a blend of whole-hop flowers to produce an easy drinking beer with a spicy aroma and full-rounded bitterness.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fordest (2008) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Had a bottle of this while I was cruising on a boat on Loch Lomand. It was a deep amber with a nice fluffy head that didn’t last too long in my plastic cup. Aromas were hoppy and fruity. Flavors were similar but not quite as nice. Metallic aftertaste and a lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mighty_meadow (207) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Lovely looking pint. Very fresh and well kept. Bit of fruit, some spice and malt. One I would try again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (1587) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2014
Thanks erzengel! Pours clear copper color with a small tan head. The smell is earthy malt, fruit, some caramel. The taste is crisp fruit, dull malt, light caramel. Light in body with fine carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (2645) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle. Malty smooth nose. The beer starts smooth, fresh, easy to drink. Hints of malt, fresh, grain. The aftertaste is medium, smooth, grain, ale, interesting. Nice brew!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niller (691) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle@Voldby. Pours amber with a white head. Sweet malty taste. Some spice, caramel notes. Light body. Flat carbonation. Sweet finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Camons (6045) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle @ Voldby tasting. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, light spice, grassy hops. Flavor is light notes of malt, toast, grass, little spice. Thin body, soft carbonation. 250714

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1198) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Cask at the Tockwith Festival. A pretty standard bitter. Some toasty malt notes, but not much else to report.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4543) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Cask at the Standing Order (JDW), Edinburgh. Amber with a thick cream head; citrus aroma; citrus taste with a malty body; and a crisp finihs. Moreish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is an amber beer with a sweet toffee and malty fruity flavour followed by almond and vanilla on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6911) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Cask gravity at Pigs Ear 2013. It pours amber with a medium beige head. The nose is ripe, earth, wood, dirt and earth. The taste is earth, toast, wood, light bitterness, must, dust and orange peel with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Decent enough bitter.


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