Luckie Ales 56/-

 
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Formerly brewed at Luckie Ales
Style: Scottish Ale
Fife, Leven, Scotland

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.4
The_Osprey (9673) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
October 2017 - Bottle share in Hackney. Big thanks to Scopey. As 'Luckie Ales 56/-', 6.9%. Hazy dark orange-brown, spicy, light brown head leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is apple, little dusty, chalky, green banana. Body is light and frothy with tingly carbonation. Taste is apple, quite dry and woody, sugary. Not bad actually. I like the taste. (6-4-7-3-14=3.4)

3.4
MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Dark fruits, dark malts, oak, molasses. Hazy brown, tiny, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More bitter, dark fruits, prunes, dark malts, caramel, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Alright. Bottle shared at Leighton's - thanks to madmitch76!

3.5
mR_fr0g (14024) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2017
Bottle shared at Bodney Road, 23/10/2017. Many thanks to Kenny for this oen. A dull brown coloured pour with a loose dirty beige head. Aroma is sweet riasin bread, nutt brown malts, raisin pudding, jammy fruits. Flavour is composed of medium sweet, jammy fruits, raisin, strawberry, brown malts, brown bread, lifght tangy finish. Palate is airy carbonation, semi sweet, little age, dusty. Not bad. Nice and malty.

3.6
Leighton (22812) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle shared in Hackney - thanks to Kenneth. Pours clear Amber with a small, creamy topping. Rounded semi-dark malts in the nose, tangy aged berries, toasted bread, wood. Light-medium sweet flavour with more ripening, lightly tangy berries, some toffee, vanilla. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Subtly warming, with a little earthy bitterness, leaves, more ripe and dried and leathery berries. Nice one.

3.9
Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, nose is malty, dark fruit, taste is caramel, toffee, biscuit.

3.4
madmitch76 (26413) - , 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.

3.3
Theydon_Bois (21466) - 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.

3.6
Scottishchris (754) - 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.

3.8
Scopey (16262) - 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.

3.8
jvhemert (438) - 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.


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