Brighton Bier Lucky Boy (5%)

As I poured Lucky Boy from its little can I was slightly concerned that it looked rather thin, but by the time the beer was sitting in my glass the colour had deepened from a light conker brown while the beer was in motion to a rich mahogany as it lay still with its little creamy head bubbling.
The aroma is toffee, passion flowers and just a hint of dandelion and burdock, warm and sweet and inviting it tricks you into taking a great big swig only to find searingly sharp lemon and hedgerow hops that, with only a lick of orange marmalade for comfort, bash you about with steely herbs and zingy lime zest.
But hiding away under this hop attack is a woody coffee and sticky treacle tart malt that adds a very welcome molasses kiss to the long dry and superbly bitter finish.

Source: Beers Of Europe

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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