Action Figures & Their Beers: I recognised its fine aroma . . . .

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2012-05-15, 14:58:16


This beer is named after a greyhound the head brewer’s father rescued, and which went on to become a triple record-breaker. I do not have any greyhound-related toys, not even a Santa’s Little Helper, so I have to go with figures based on the name “The Governor” itself. Surprisingly, I don’t seem to have any Jesse Ventura or Arnold Schwarzenegger figures, so the best gubernatorial toy I have to go with this ale is the governor of Oversector Outer, Grand Moff Tarkin. I chose the POTF2 version because I think it’s got a much closer facial resemblance to Peter Cushing than the later, ROTS-style Tarkin, which is basically Scorpius from Farscape in a Spitting Image Cushing mask. Image

The Governor is an all-malt British beer with a 4.1% ABV potency rating. Brewed by the J. W. Lees Brewery of Manchester (Est. 1828) around a recipe by Marco Pierre White (whose father owned the aforementioned greyhound), this is a really, really malty ale. Ice cold, it’s refreshing, and yet very smooth and satisfying. Warmed up to about 40° F / 4° C, it’s full of flavour, mellow, and still refreshing. There’s no tinge of hops, so the flavour is utterly dominated by the malt. As such, there is no bitter aftertaste, only a lingering toast / danish sort of flavour which fades to a mouth-watering nothing after a couple of minutes. If beer can be described as liquid bread (and it has been), The Governor is a bit like drinking liquid raisin toast. It’s so lovely and relaxing and low-key as a recreational beverage, it’s pushed itself into the Top Fifteen rankings. And like, Wilhuff Tarkin, it rules. A lot.

Drink this if you also like: Really malty, smooth, satisfying beverages. Raisin toast or prune danishes. is not affiliated with Lucasfilm Ltd. or any of its licensees... damn them to hell. Can't they see a golden opportunity when they see it? Buy us, you fools! You already own our souls and all our money... buy US!!! This site uses Google Analytics. It does not collect or share any additional user data.
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