Great Yarmouth’s Lacon brewery launches blast from the past with Four Kisses golden ale

Four Kisses has been recreated by Lacons.
Picture: Lacons

Four Kisses has been recreated by Lacons. Picture: Lacons - Credit: Archant

A golden ale has been recreated by Great Yarmouth-based brewery Lacons that proved a hit with female drinkers in the 1950s and 1960s.

The brewery has launched its Four Kisses ale, with the recipe dating back to 1955.

It was said to have captured the hearts of typical male drinkers at time, but it also became a popular tipple for women and gained a large female following, with the ale carrying the expression 'Four Kisses for the missus'.

Brewed using an original strain of Lacons' yeast from 1959, Four Kisses is a golden ale with a 4% ABV and the brewery says it offers an invigorating melon and grapefruit aroma with a bittersweet finish that will tantalise your taste buds.

Launched as a heritage ale, Four Kisses will be available from August 18 for a limited amount of time.


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Lacons brewery had closed in 1968, but it was revived in the town in May 2013. The company has offices in Lowestoft and Cambridge.

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