The Governator Ale

The Governator Ale

Rated 3.150 by BeerPals
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Brewed by MacTarnahan's Brewing Company

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  Extra Special Bitter

5.2% Alcohol by Volume

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The Governator Ale is a craft-brewed ESB (extra special bitter) styled after England's finest

ID: 9937 Last updated 18 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank26099
Overall Percentile51.2
Style Rank330 of 735
Style Percentile55.1
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score3.7
Average Score3.214
Weighted Score3.150
Standard Deviation0.505

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  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 2.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Old brew. Pumping iron label. Total novelty, but we drank it just for the hell of it. I remember it being ok fresh, but with age on it, it was pretty bad :)

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 3.6 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bought this for the novelty of the label, but I am really surprised by the contents. Copious carbonation runs through this orange bitter with a off-white head. Really crisp and refreshing. I could drink a dozen of these; they're tasty, smooth, full-bodied. The bitterness rises through the end of the taste, but never becomes too strong. Surprising, since this was made in OR. This is a good beer at a good price. I was expecting a joke beer under a joke label, but I would definately buy this again.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.7 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    AND PUMPING IRON BREWING BRINGS YOUÖ GOVERNATOR ALEÖ Orange gold color. Small white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and malty. A medium bodied APA/ESB.. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and slightly bitter. A little thin tasting But nicely balanced, with a nice dry finish. Nice but nothing special. I donít feel pumped up after drinking this beer, but I will be backÖ Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • JAICE 961 reviews
    rated 3.1 19 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    clear caramel color with little to no nearly clear head. sweet sugary, maybe even brown sugar. Starts off good with a weird cotton candy thing, but then it gets burnt and tastes like throw up, and goes back to finishing aight. Its got some balls i guess, go ahhhhnold.

  • EYEDRINKALE 939 reviews
    rated 3.5 19 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Made by MacTarnahans. Tasted a bit more like a malty APA than an ESB but did have a light bitterness to it. Perhaps it smoothed out after resting for a while. Surprisingly good for a novelty beer.

  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 3.1 19 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Poured an orange golden color with a small off white head and no lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet caramel and bandage. Overall a rather weak hoppy and caramel taste. More a novelty than a good beer.

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.3 20 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    This ale pours with an orange body topped by a thin head with little lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet, citrusy and hoppy with a hint of malt. The flavor is a little weak and is slightly sweet and citrusy with a nice malt balance. The finish is slightly bitter and hoppy. Light to medium bodied, smooth and dry.

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