Noisy Minor Admiral Ackbar

Style
Imperial Red Ale
ABV
8.2%

While Brisbanites have been dusting off their flannel shirts and beanies, preparing to endure the brief and fleeting Queensland winter, Mount Tamborine’s Noisy Minor have quietly released the 2019 run of Admiral Ackbar. The most notable of the Fortitude Brewing offshoot, Ackbar is a big, hoppy red ale that’s a stalwart in the South East Queensland beer scene and, again, does not disappoint.

With a big Citra hop-loaded front and a sweet, dry finish, Admiral Ackbar is an 8.2 percent ABV beer that drinks like a 5 percent beer that leaves you reaching for more, with the toffee and caramel coming to prominence as you make your way through the monster. A lingering boozy finish is the only indicator of its strength, adding a warming effect perfect for the month-long spell of cold that dominates this corner of the world each winter. It’s a beer to be enjoyed on a chilly night when you don’t have a lot else to do, especially as the 500ml cans contain 3.2 standard drinks.

More quaffable than it should be, and most assuredly a trap, Admiral Ackbar is a formidable force and deserves its place as a staple in its home state beer scene.

Mitch Wilkins

Published June 14, 2019

Name
Fortitude Brewing / Noisy Minor
Address

165-185 Long Road
North Tamborine
QLD 4272

Phone
(07) 5545 4273
Open Hours

Mon to Thurs: 11am to 4pm

Fri & Sat: 11am to 9pm

Sunday: 11am to 5pm

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