Minority Ale | Luckie Ales

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Luckie Ales
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by AgentMunky on 05-19-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 2
Photo of salvo
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky straw brown liquid under a tan head: viscous. Smells richly of malt but with enough bitter hops to balance; sweetens as it warms. Rich, mellow flavors throughout. While a "minority" this is no small beer at over 6%. Finishes richly and the hops really gets out of the way for a malty finish.

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4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a cervoise glass. Best before end 2011.

A: A good-sized, tight-knit head atop a somewhat lackluster medium-brown beer. Opaque and dull. Ah, well, we shan't judge a beer by its colour.

S: Really nice. Great yeast, with an excellent sour note that reminds me of whisky wash. Some malty sweetness undergirds the whole thing.

T: Shockingly good. This really hits the spot. Fruity and balanced. Touches of grape, green apple, pear, and raspberry. A zesty malt gives body, substance, and a hint of caramel. The endtaste is drying, bitter, and lightly sour. Excellently crafted!

M: A beer of utmost poise and proportion.

O: I have always been impressed with Luckie Ales, but the Minority Ale may take the cake. It's not obviously magnificent, but it is, perhaps, flawless. That is to say, everything is good and I can find nothing about which to complain (save perhaps an offputting feel to the drying aftertaste). Absolutely recommended, and I am setting out to purchase another as this review is submitted.

Notes: "This is a small beer (6.1% ABV, 23 IBU) produced from the second runnings of a batch of Majority Ale (produced by Younger's in 1937 at 12%+ ABV and 95 IBU). Majority Ale was never sold, but brewed on the birth of a director's heir, casked in oak for umpteen years and bottled to celebrate the heir's coming of age (21 years). The Minority Ale is not so grand but is still a superb pale amber beer, suitable for 'wetting the baby's head'."

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Minority Ale from Luckie Ales
4.16 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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