Ölmönger: Ölbeat 264: Lervig Lucky Jack Grapefruit Edition

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
Style: American Pale Ale
Abv: 4,7 %

What about the beer?
Colour is hazy orange with a two-finger thick white head. Aroma has superfresh grapefruit and sweet orange. Taste begins with fresh sweetish grapefruit. Light and fresh grapefruit takes over with sweet orange notes. Towards the end citrus lemonade flavour becomes distinctive.—  Aftertaste has lightly bitter grapefruit and mild dryness.
Light American Pale Ale with a genuine grapefruit juice flavour. The taste is very near to Finnish long drink – lonkero, in Finnish. Clearly a summer beer that stays a bit thin behind the citrus. Well made brew, still. The Stavanger brewery has shown it can manage the low abv limits of the Scandinavian countries (as we all know as a fact, Denmark is just a peninsula of northern Germany).


The beer and its moment probably don’t deserve this song, but having this – and many other – kind of beers available for me to drink and enjoy makes me feel lucky. And the last time I checked, I was a man. Whether I have any balls or not, doesn’t make a difference – I’m a lucky man.
The Verve: Lucky Man (YouTube)
From the 1997 album Urban Hymns, the song was written by Richard Ashcroft.