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

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BlackHaddock on 11-22-2011

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3
Ratings:
7
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
26.4%
 
 
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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

J. W. Lees & CO. "Marco Pierre White's The Governor"
cask via handpump @ The Bridewell, Liverpool, UK on 2 May 2015 - 3.8% ABV

Notes: Clear deep amber with golden highlights beneath a fluffy head of white. The aroma displays nutty, biscuity, and grainy malt but it's also a bit sulphury and almost ocean-like - odd. Leafy and floral hops make their way through as well. In the flavor it's more nutty, and I'm guessing that there's quality floor-malt in use here (perhaps Golden Promise although I'm guessing it's Maris Otter). The mouthfeel is medium and it's got a median carbonation level. It finishes dry but with some residual short lingering maltiness. A decent enough pint but no more, although I will give a nod towards the malt.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.08/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.48/5  rDev -23%
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.

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The Governor from J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
3.22 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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