Beer Review: Luminous Lights – 71 Brewing Co.

My penultimate review from the beers I tried up in Scotland. This one is from Dundee based 71 Brewing from who I’ve tried a few beers previously. ‘Luminous Lights’ is a Limited Edition beer that I picked up from Lidl and it’s a 5.2% New England IPA. I’ve previously tasted, but not reviewed, 71 Brewing’s ‘Luminous Nights’ which was a boozy DIPA. It wasn’t too bad but the alcohol really came. As such I’m hoping for this to be a bit more on the mellower side.

The initial pour left a large head with a pale straw colour to the body. A rather light nose without much aroma, although there are hints of tropical fruits, particularly mango and pineapple. The flavour of the beer isn’t particularly bold. Those light tropical aromas come through on the taste as well. There is a soft bitterness throughout the brew with a light sourness to the finish too.

A quick note on the can art: Gorgeous photography and design choices I think. An incredibly autumnal forest scene that deserved be taken in and around some foliage on my part.

Not a bad beer at all but rather subdued on the whole I think. While I wanted a mellower beer in terms of booze, I felt that the flavours were also a bit too subtle. What does come through is lovely however, with citrus flavours mixing with the mango and pineapple notes of classic New England IPAs. At the price point I still think this is a worthy purchase because at £1.79 a can (and the quality of it’s contents), you can’t really go wrong!

Score: 6.5/10

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Additional Information:

  • Hops: Not Available
  • Malt: Not Available
  • IBU: Not Available
  • ABV: 5.2%
  • Gluten Free: No
  • Vegan: Yes!
  • Purchase Location: Lidl
  • Purchase Price: £1.79

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