Noisy Minor Admiral Ackbar 2023

Style
Imperial Red Ale
ABV
8.2%

If you thought Ackbar was gone for good, never fear: it’s making a comeback. Since Admiral Ackbar was first on the scene, we’ve had fires, floods, pandemic, food supply shortages, war… and still this anti-imperial red ale is standing against the powers that be. You can’t stamp out the Rebel Alliance that easily.

Released on Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you), Admiral Akbar is a blast from the past. There’s no haze, no lactose, no Lupomax or Phantasm. Just good ol’ fashioned hoppy red ale, the way Mama Mon Calamari used to make.

The citrus peel and gooseberry from the Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops join with banana candy esters, and a soft earthy bitterness presents a long, slow finish. A thick body and foamy carbonation work in tandem to make this beer feel almost creamy in the mouth, which goes particularly well with the toffee and brown sugar malty flavours. There aren’t many beers in which you can taste hops, malt and yeast, but Admiral Ackbar brings a mix of all three.

And as every humanoid-squid-like alien and his dog has said, it’s a trap: 8.2 percent ABV, but very easy to drink.

There’s a limited run of Admiral Ackbar t-shirts available for those quick enough, and since Catchment Brewing’s acquisition of Fortitude, there’s now a greater distribution of the red stuff in SE QLD and a small amount in NSW and VIC too.

MIck Wüst

Published May 4, 2023

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

Obsidian 2024
Lallemand May 2024 B

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