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J.W. Lees The Governor (Bottle)

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Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: Bitter
Middleton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This all-malt British beer created by Marco Pierre White and JW Lees Brewery, is named after Marco’s family greyhound that his father rescued. He started his racing career as Fearless, but having broken several track records was renamed The Governor. He went on to win 28 out of the 32 races that he started in Northern England. Raise your glass to The Governor and in the words of Captain Smith of The Titanic ‘Be British’.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle - Golden in colour. Malty; sweet malts. Hoppy; slight hop bitterness. Very bland. Boring. Very disappointing!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3960) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Low carbonation and quite malty with a bitter finnish. Pleasant but nothing exceptional. Did not meet the expectations that I had of it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (7999) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 21, 2013
500ml bottle picked up at The Ship in a Bottle, Liverpool and shared with rating friends back home. Creamy white head to a clear amber coloured body. Dotted spots to the glassware. Earthy malt to the nose. Lightly roasted, semi-sweet malty taste, notes of caramel and grain. Malt bitter ending. A straightforward, all malty brew (Tromsø, 16.04.2013).

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mighty_meadow (183) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Dull brown colour - almost like rusty water. Small head that disappeared completely. No lacing. No stand out flavours or aroma. Pierre White is highly respected for his food - unfortunately his beer will do his standing no good at all. Very poor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1624) - AUSTRIA - DEC 16, 2012
Amber with a light thin white head. Smells of toasted malt, yeast, light fruit and caramel. Medium oily body. Tastes of toadted malt, biscuit and caramel that is stronger than the bitter leaf finish. Enjoyed it watching a film. Nothing noticed but not much special. I like it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmgreenuk (4258) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle courtesy of deanso. Golden brown pour, broken white head. Hint of malt in the weak aroma and a malty spicy bitter, slightly metallic flavour that really doesn’t do a lot for me. One to avoid it must be said.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5196) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2012
50cl bottle shared with JmGreenUk. Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Inoffensive beer, nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamesie1857 (1374) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
500ml bottle - amber pour with a ridiculously sized "ice-cream float" style head. The aroma of the malt comes through straight away, but not much else. Despite this, a neat crisp taste with a little yeasty after bite. Much better than I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2149) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
Amber colour with a decent frothy white head. Malt aroma. Sweet flavour of caramel and malt. Oily texture.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (4555) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2012
14/VII/2012 - 50cl bottle @ home - BB: 21/IX/12 (2012-719) Thanks to Thomas and Annelies for getting me the bottle!

Clear light brown to amber beer, irregular off-white head, unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: caramel, bit fruity, lots of English yeast, bit hoppy, little metallic, some citrus, bit sweet, overripe fruits. MF: ok carbon, light to medium body. Taste: lots of biscuit, shortbread, toast, bit grainy, sweet malts, little fruity and a bit cheesy. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, typical English yeast, some caramel, toast.


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