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


on tap


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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’.

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redders1974 (1653) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2017 Bottle from home bargains labelled as marco pierre white. Pretty standard light bitter dusty hop dusting od bitterness in the finish whiff of vomit in the aroma.

christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
brown, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, oily feel, flat, bitter,

no great but no offensive reminds me of a bitter shandy

ManVsBeer (10973) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle from Asda, Manchester. Amber-brown with next to no head. Much better than I remember the cask version being, although still without any wow factor. Not much of the expected bitterness with a very light sweetness.

john44 (3429) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle - Golden in colour. Malty; sweet malts. Hoppy; slight hop bitterness. Very bland. Boring. Very disappointing!

johndoughty (5566) - 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.

Rune (13647) - 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).

mighty_meadow (308) - 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.

worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - 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.

jmgreenuk (10109) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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.

deanso (10124) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - OCT 21, 2012
50cl bottle shared with JmGreenUk.
Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Inoffensive beer, nothing special.

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