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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: 38   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7435) - ITALY - APR 30, 2016
Bottle bbe 2/17 leggero ambrato limpida schiuma media buone note maltate lieve caramello leggermente tostato amaro medio buona beva

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (2009) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours towards a clear amber with a white head. Aroma has some sweet caramel malts, weak sweet estery notes, some grassy hops, sweet biscuit and toffee. The taste has notes of grassy hops, caramel, biscuit, sweet toasted malts and some more dry grainy notes. Fine beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6049) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2015
50cl Bottle, thanks R&J! Slightly hazy amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of floral and light citrusy hops, caramel, hint of sludge. Flavour is likewise, light nutty, floral, caramel, decent bitter finish. Light bodied. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (2566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Cask at Standing Order. Slightly hazy amber. Nose is toasted malts, floral hops. Taste is malty, lightly hoppy, floral, cereal, dry toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tstamba (669) - Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Pint at the Loch Lomond Highland Games... Light Amber with tan head... Well balanced with malt forward flavors ... A very good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4831) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2015
On cask at the sraf. Golden with a thin head. Orange and light herb on the nose. Confirmed on the taste and with good maltiness. Seems bitter initially but good persistent finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
flying_pig (1358) - SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2015
500ml bottle from Oak Tree Inn Shop, Balmaha, Scotland (£2.99):
This definitely started well & I was really enjoying the sweetness on the nose early on but sadly this wasn’t carried through to the flavour & the earthy malts & bitterness seemed to take more of a front seat. The biggest disappointment was the fact that the beer almost seemed watery in places as well as being a touch bland before the background fruits appeared right at the end but these could have been stronger & the beer would have a better one for it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7627) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 3/3/2015. Deep copper in colour, with a frothy, off-white, head. Sweet, husky, malts, some hedgerow fruits, toffee and a lingering bitter finish. Elements didn’t come together.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, taste is sweet, light bitterness, floral.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1938) - CROATIA - NOV 4, 2014
Cask at the Clachaig Inn, Scotland. Pours orange with creamy white head. Citrus, caramel aroma. Fruit, toffee, caramel and light bitterness in the end.


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