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

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

THE GOVERNOR

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.

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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.





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