Published On: Thu, May 4th, 2017

Is this the best pint in Southport?

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Before even taking a sip, this beer beckons you, entreats, pleads almost. Like the crafty serpent in the Garden of Eden it whispers, ‘Come, drink and thou shalt be like God, having knowledge of good and evil’.

First one is struck by the colour. A vision of deep, deep, unburnished bronze – like a lovingly restored mahogony sideboard revealed to be worth £20,000 on the Antiques Roadshow.

Then, it becomes clear that this pint is served at the perfect temperature. The subtle sheen of condensation on the side of the glass, like glistening beads of perspiration running down the thighs of a perfectly waxed and oiled Brazilian swimwear model, betrays a glimpse of the pleasures that lay ahead.

The statuesque white foamy head lends gravitas, as a retired general’s hair or Morgan Freeman voiceover speaks of wisdom forged from adversity. Making one’s way through that head brings to mind a descent through the clouds to land at one’s favourite all-inclusive package holiday in Magaluf or Majorca.

This 2017 vintage’s bouquet gives a woody, slightly smokey nose with floral hints, reminiscent of failed attempts at starting a campfire with damp sticks and leaves.

All we feel we need to convey about the actual flavour of this beer, is that it isn’t French, or worse, American. And, of course, it isn’t fizzy – because it’s not made for children.

 

This review was of a pint of John Smith’s from Birkdale Conservative club on a Wednesday night. If you think you’ve got a beer in Southport to compete, please get in touch (it may take up to six pints for us to be able to conduct a sufficiently thorough review).

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