Tag Archives: Bitter

Leyenda British Bitter


 

  • Brewery: Leyenda
  • Country: Chile
  • Style: Bitter
  • ABV: 4.5%
  • Size: 330 ml
  • Bought from: Gift from Chile
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    Second of the Chilean microbrews was Leyenda’s British Bitter. Leyenda (translating to Legend) seems to be a quite small-scale and unknown (hard to find any information on it) microbrewery located in Santiago, currently having 3 beers in their portfolio: a golden ale, a bitter, and a porter. I couldn’t find any detailed information on the British Bitter, but I assume that the hops have an English origin, and Leyenda promise on their webpage that all their beers are unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally carbonated in the bottle.

    [easyreview title=”Leyenda British Bitter” cat1title=”Appearance” cat1detail=”The beer has a golden-amber color and is slightly hazy. A very slight white-colored head was formed during pour, that collapsed quickly, leaving no lacing along the glass.” cat1rating=”2″ cat2title=”Smell” cat2detail=”As the Kunstmann Lager, the aroma of this beer was overall very light, but still featured malty, caramelly and grainy tones.” cat2rating=”2.5″ cat3title=”Taste” cat3detail=”The flavor is dominated by sweet, caramelly and malty tones, with some light floral hop tones as well.” cat3rating=”2.5″ cat4title=”Mouthfeel” cat4detail=”The beer has a smooth medium-light body, and a moderate carbonation level, making it quite pleasant to drink.” cat4rating=”3″ summary=”Overall, this was also a drinkable beer, but I personally prefer more hop-centered beers. I felt this was a bit too malty for my taste.”]

    Beer Hunter’s Mufloni Simcoe

     

  • Brewery: Panimoravintola Beer Hunter’s
  • Country: Finland
  • Style: Bitter
  • ABV: 3.5%
  • Size: 330 ml
  • Bought from: K-Citymarket, 5.10€
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    The Simcoe version of Beer Hunter’s Single Hop series, that won the beer of the year award at the Helsinki Beer Festival 2011. I’ve had this one once before and it was really tasty, so lets see how it does in the review!

    [easyreview title=”Beer Hunter’s Mufloni Simcoe” cat1title=”Appearance” cat1detail=”The beer has a golden-amber color, and is slighty hazy (the beer is unfiltered and bottle conditioned), leaving a slight cream colored head (leaving some lacing along the glass).” cat1rating=”4″ cat2title=”Smell” cat2detail=”The beer aroma is dominated by fruitiness (mostly grapefruit) and pine, with some sweetness and maltiness hidden behind.” cat2rating=”3.5″ cat3title=”Taste” cat3detail=”The flavour is fruity, with hints of grapefruit and peach, and resiny, with hints of pine, that finishes in a quite dry and bitter aftertaste. I feel the malt profile is lacking a bit, and the beer could benefit from a stronger body.” cat3rating=”3″ cat4title=”Mouthfeel” cat4detail=”The body is dry and light, with moderate carbonation. Quite easy to drink, but not perfectly balanced in my opinion.” cat4rating=”3″ summary=”I remembered that this one was a lot tastier, so am slightly disappointed. Not a bad beer, but would think twice before buying again because of the high price. Beer Hunter’s are one of the more interesting microbreweries in Finland, and will be trying their low-ABV India Pale Ale next.”]

    Beer Hunter’s Mufloni Citra

     

  • Brewery: Panimoravintola Beer Hunter’s
  • Country: Finland
  • Style: Bitter
  • ABV: 3.5%
  • Size: 330 ml
  • Bought from: K-Supermarket, 4.99€
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    The Citra version of Beer Hunter’s Single Hop series. Sorry for the poor photo (taken with my cell phone, as I didn’t have my camera with me)!

    [easyreview title=”Beer Hunter’s Mufloni Citra” cat1title=”Appearance” cat1detail=”The beer has a golden amber color, and is slighty hazy (the beer is unfiltered and bottle conditioned), leaving a large thick head (producing nice lacing along the glass).” cat1rating=”4″ cat2title=”Smell” cat2detail=”The beer has a slighty sweet and fruity (pineapple, mango and some citrus) aroma. Not a very strong aroma.” cat2rating=”3″ cat3title=”Taste” cat3detail=”The beer has a slightly fruity flavour, that ends in a quite harsh bitter and dry aftertaste. I felt the beer was not very balanced, and it would probably benefit from a strong malt body or a shift of the hop profile from early (bitter) hopping towards late (flavour and aroma) hopping. Where is the hop flavour?” cat3rating=”2″ cat4title=”Mouthfeel” cat4detail=”The body is dry and light, with moderate carbonation. Quite easy to drink.” cat4rating=”3″ summary=”Was quite disappointed with this one, as I feel Citra is a very interesting hop, but this beer did not do it justice. I have reviewed the Amarillo version and also tasted the Simcoe version, which I found much tastier, mainly because they were more balanced and highlighted the hop flavour better.”]

    Beer Hunter’s Mufloni Amarillo

     

  • Brewery: Panimoravintola Beer Hunter’s
  • Country: Finland
  • Style: Bitter
  • ABV: 3.5%
  • Size: 330 ml
  • Bought from: K-Supermarket, 4.99€
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    [easyreview title=”Beer Hunter’s Mufloni Amarillo” cat1title=”Appearance” cat1detail=”The beer has a golden-brown color, and is hazy (the beer is unfiltered and bottle conditioned), with a couple centimeter thick head (leaving nice lacing along the glass).” cat1rating=”4″ cat2title=”Smell” cat2detail=”The beer has a slighty sweet and fruity (tropical fruits and grapefruit) aroma. The aroma isn’t very pronounced. (Note: I currently have a cold, so my olfaction isn’t at its best)” cat2rating=”3.5″ cat3title=”Taste” cat3detail=”The beer is quite dry, with a fruity and bitter taste (good level of hoppiness). Slight aftertaste of grapefruit and peach. Good balance between maltiness and hoppiness.” cat3rating=”4″ cat4title=”Mouthfeel” cat4detail=”The body is quite dry and has medium-low fullness, with moderate carbonation. Quite easy to drink.” cat4rating=”3.5″ summary=”A tasty and easy to drink single hop beer, that shows of the aroma and flavor of Amarillo hops. The beer is quite expensive, but is produced by a domestic microbrewery/pub, so I shouldn’t complain. A little too low hoppiness for my taste.”]