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Beer – #953 – Lervig – Lucky Jack Black Edition

Lervig,  Lucky Jack Black Edition.The Beer Jerk NZ beer club beer of the week. I’m catching up 🙂

has fallen off drastically

This is canned craft beer that is 330ml in size, is of 4.7% ABV, about 141 calories a serve size,

Brewed by Lervig Aktiebryggeri, this on in the style the is of a Black IPA and that happened in Stavanger, Norway

Dont be afraid of the dark. Lj with carafa malt and Mosaic hops. a lot of Mosaic

The Black Edition has the same tropical fruit and pine hop profile of ‘classic’ Jack with another layer of malt complexity added.

The dark roasted malts add hints of coffee, chocolate and burned toffee. Black IPA’s are a very new style, having only become popular around 2009. They walk a tightrope between stout and IPA and brewers require a delicate hand to strike a balance. 

There was once a boom of brewers around the World creating Black IPAs which has fallen off drastically of late.

So, What could possibly go wrong?

Dark foam issues forth from the can, I didn’t squeeze and it stayed well behaved. But you can see that it’s dark in there.

That’s a brilliant looking pour of a beer that is charcoal black with a head that is surprisingly white, but tinged with darkness, full light airy firm and decent looking it is too.

Aroma though still that dull thud of a hop.

Softer and with more taste than the straight up Lucky Jack this still finished with a sharp bitter dryness and that bitterness lingering.

Did like the middle though, that’s really pleasing.

This though doesn’t bring much other game to the table, that lovely head, that leaves early, and this settles into a rather unassuming bit of a beer, nothing sparks up as it warms and there’s nothing left to discover. I do think it’s better than the standard Lucky Jack.

But really this doesn’t leap forward, unfurl, or enlighten, it settles into a pretty middle of the road groove of just a beer.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. I think it’s better than the standard Lucky Jack because it has more in the middle, I don’t think this is a beer you need to seek out though.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? BeerJerk the Beer Club
  • Am I enjoying it? Not to great heights no.
  • Would I have another? No.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? NO, aside from the Norway angle this isn’t much of an experience.

Music for this:  ” Trevor Sensor  ” and  “Andy Warhol’s Dream ” on the Spotify  #NowPlaying

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beer style roughly defined as a beer with IPA-level hopping, relatively high alcohol and a distinct toasty dark malt character. Typically lacks the roastiness and body of a strong stout and is hoppier than a strong porter. Expressive dry-hopping is common. Also called India Dark Ale, India Black Ale, Cascadian Dark Ale, Dark IPA, and sometimes India Brown Ale.




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