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Luckie Ales 56/-

Brewed by Luckie Ales
Style: Scottish Ale
Glenrothes, Scotland


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
cask & bottle conditoned, special
Resurrection beers are replicas of brews from the distant past, which exist only in brewing archives.
56/- was last brewed by Maclays of Alloa in 1909. Brewing at the Thistle brewery ceased in 1999, perhaps due to the overwhelming popularity of pale beers.
This beer is dark red, well-hopped and has a complex, luscious flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, nose is malty, dark fruit, taste is caramel, toffee, biscuit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
12th June 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Scopinho. Almost opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Light airy palate, fine carbonation. Airy dark malts. Tangy marmite come umami. Touch of dark fruits. Airy finish. Nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17245) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s Pad, thanks to Paul S Copey purveyor of genuine Scottish Shilling beers, 12/06/14. Lightish shade of black with a good sized tan covering that retains well. Nose carries light shades of plastic, dark malts, cocoa pangs, earthy, dark toffee, dark fruit rinse. Taste comprises dark fruit, liquorice, earthy, dark malt, light roast, cocoa powder, leather, toffee fudge. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roasty tones in the close. Ok stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scottishchris (689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Gusher. Dark red big creamy head. Malt and pudding nose. Complex sweet toffee but bitter underlying tones. A little fizzy but otherwise very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12712) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle at home. Slow gusher! It pours cloudy deep brown with a thick beige head. The nose is wood, earth, toast, cocoa, meatiness, candy, must and some spice. The taste is toasty, earth, nice bitterness, meaty, caramel, old wood, chocolate, liquorice, leather, coffee, tobacco, warming alcohol, cola and dark fruit with a dry, somewhat spicy finish. Medium+ body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Interesting, good depth and balance. Another well executed beer from Luckie Ales. I’m really enjoying what they do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jvhemert (379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2013
AROMA: hay, nuts, toast, dough, APPEARANCE: amber, red, hazy, white foam, rocky head, TASTE: very bitter, medium sourness, PALATE: full body, thick feel, average carbonation, astringent, bitter, long finish, OVERALL: very good ale, aromas mostly malty and a bit of yeast, interesting balance of intense sourness vs intense bitterness; lingering bitterness and toast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (5392) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
50cl bottle thanks to Anthony. This is an ale that definitely is in the Scottish tradition. The extra level of alcohol has brought out a rich raisin aroma and taste and there is just enough freshness on the finish to make you want more - shame I ended up sharing this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle shared at home. Pours dark red-brown with a thick creamy head. Big malt and raisin aromas, luscious. Nuts and biscuit also. Caramel and toffee. Lovely subtle balancing bitterness to all that malt-sweet. A stunning beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4800) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2013
500ml bottle from Cornelius, Edinburgh - clear dark reddish brown, thin beige head, sweet malty aroma, toffee caramel, sweet, fruity, moderate carbonation, hard to tell this one is 7% abv

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4414) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2013
500ml bottle from AleseLA. Dark chestnut brown, reasonable head. Fruity chocolate malt aroma. Sweet fruity liquorice malt flavour. Sharp with sweet aftertaste. Not a bad beer.

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