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Strangford Lough St. Patricks Best

Formerly brewed at Strangford Lough
Style: Bitter
Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Light and refreshing on the palate our session best bitter has a malt and hops aroma. Light amber in colour this smooth bitter has hints of caramel and shamrocks.

frankenkitty's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2011
A Bitter? No. An Irish Ale? Yes. A clear, reddish/copper body, mildly effervesced, under a short, sand-colored head. Malty aroma (pale and caramel) with little else than a whiff of lemon. A bit sharp on the tongue with a mineral-water bite. Mild, caramel-malt flavor with touches of honey sweetness atop a backdrop of Perrier. While this is a very, VERY mild beer, it’s inoffensive and addictively quaffable... a fine lawnmower beer. I really was not expecting much when I found a 6 pk. bottles for $4.99, but I ended up thinking this could be a nice St. Patrick’s Day offering for guests who think Smithwick’s might be a little too malty. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 pk./12oz., Foremost Liquors, Oak Forest, IL

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
JPDIPSO (5670) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle indicates brewed in Rochester, NY. I assume High Falls is contracting to make this in the States. Copper to umber in color. Smaller beige head. Sweet grain, caramel, a touch worty, and weak molasses in the background. By initial thought after tasting, was that this is caramel and malt flavored soda water. My second taste brought the thought that this is caramel and malt flavored soda water. My third quaff brought… I don’t think I need to continue. 2/10

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sibarh (156) - Bialystok, POLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Kolor - ciemny bursztyn, klarowny. Piana - drobna, wysoka, trwała. Zapach - słodowo-kwiatowy lekki. Smak - nuty kwiatowo-owocowe średnie, lekka wanilia, lekki chmiel, średnio słodkie, lekka goryczka i kwasek. Tylko poprawne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MPA (977) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber with off white head. Aroma of caramel and some dates. Sweet and malty flavour with cake notes, dark fruit and a mild bitter finish. Not a fresh sample, but still fresh enough to rate and not bad. Would like to try this straight from the brewery though with a little more bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
This is an okay bitter. Very mild, some grassy hops, some subtle caramel in the bready malt body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Barley malt, dark fruit aroma. Chestnut with a large beige head. Mild toasty caramel malt flavor. Body on the light side of medium, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle. Toffee barley malt and straw aroma. Medium brown with moderate head. Lightly sweet barley malt and hay flavor. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4335) - South Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2013
12 oz bottle "from authentic imported Irish ingredients and ... brewed in the USA" (from label) served in a snifter. Pours a clear, dark brown with a small but beige head that leaves some patchy lacing. Aroma: fruity , malty and floral, in that order. Hints of toffee. Taste: a nice mix of sweet caramel and medium malt with a touch of spicy/herbal hop bitterness. Some fruitiness in the taste suggesting apples, pears and a bit of dark fruits. Mouthfeel: medium body with enough carbonation to impart some tongue tingle. Semi-dry. O: Interesting take on the style Some complexity. .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle, copper ruby pour. Sweet fruity malt forward aroma. Some berry notes. Caramel malt flavor, sweet maltiness. Lite bitterness. Not great

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (23724) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
Draught at The Hudson, Belfast. Clear amber, minimal head. Caramelly from nose to finish. Sweetish with clean, rounded mouthfeel and light-medium body. Mostly caramelly with soem red apples. Dull.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Dark amber appearance. 1 finger off white head. Brown sugar and caramel. Hints of bitterness like an esb. Taste is bland and flat soda water. Maybe unsweetened root beer? Very odd taste.

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