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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Breakfast Beer Tasting: Barelegs Brew

This 4.5% Bitter is another one from the Strangford Lough stable. The unusual name originates with King Magnus Barelegs (and yes, he did apparently like to show his legs off) who was King of Norway from 1093-1103. He came a cropper when he was ambushed and killed by the Ulaid Men of Ulster in Downpatrick.

The basics: This “golden ale” poured more on the amber side with reasonable carbonation and a small head that soon evaporated. There was a faint aroma of caramel and very little else.

Taste: Mainly caramel with some biscuit malt. It did have more going for it than St Patrick’s, as there was some hop dryness there, but not very much.

Finish: Short; any dryness disappears almost immediately.

Conclusion: An improvement on St Patrick’s, but once again failing to scale the heights. One for the neighbour who sometimes takes your parcels in.

2 comments:

Baron Orm said...

I completely agree with you, I found all three of them to be dull & uninspiring and there is little information about where it is brewed.

This is what I thought if them all:

http://www.theormskirkbaron.com/search/label/strangford%20lough

Tyson said...

Yes, I have to agree with your reviews. They are all very underwhelming beers.