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The Governor - J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd

The GovernorThe Governor

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5 Ratings
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.1%


Brewed by:
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 11-22-2011)
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.08/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of July 2012. The label mentions that this ale is created by Marco Pierre White (a chef) and JW Lees. Named after Marco's family greyhound.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A golden-amber colour with faint haze and good carbonation. Forms a large head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Aroma of biscuity caramel malt with a touch of ale yeast, butter and stewed hops. Not much going on.

Tastes of caramel malt with a dry finish. Notes of mild biscuity grain, stewed hops and earthy yeast. Quite dry upon swallowing, with a subtle bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with decent body. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of malt and stewed hops.

In a word - pedestrian. A bog-standard bitter; balanced and technically well-crafted, but deadly boring. OK malt character but no aromatic hops to add interest. Not worth the trouble of seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 22:14:33 | More by jazzyjeff13
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.48/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500ml Brown bottle best before 27 July 2012, poured into a Batemans badged UK pint sleeve: an all malt brew according to the rear label, by someone called Marco Pierre White with the JW Lees brewery.

Light amber/bronze body, clear and bright, thin white head on top.

The smell was tinned toffee, a strange metallic aroma then!

The body was thin and the flavours weak, like the smell it had a metallic toffee feel to it, not a lot of anything else though.

In short: it was watery, bland and boring.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 20:06:13 | More by BlackHaddock
The Governor from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
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