4 November 2017
Beardo Beer (Co-op) By @SpectreUK
Well it's November or Movember (https://ex.movember.com) again and time for me to reminisce about the time I tried in vain to grow a moustache for charity. I remember a work colleague at the end of the month asked me if I'd shaved it off the day before I actually shaved it off! However I did raise some money for Prostate and Testicular Cancer, as well as mental health and suicide prevention. Anyway, I still can't decide whether it's better to have a relatively hairless babyface (i.e. chubby-face) or to be able to grow a full beard everyday like some people I know! Although I do hate shaving and only have to do it once a week…
This Beardo Indian Pale Ale from Robinson's Brewery in Stockport was the closest thing to a moustache beer I could find at short notice. However it is celebrating facial hair and so does Movember. On opening this 6% volume pale ale there was a citrus hoppy smell followed by sweet malt. On taste the initial intense citrus hop bitterness would make anyones beard hair curl if they have any at the time (unlike me). There follows a fruity bitterness which travelled nicely into sweet crystal malt and with malted barley into the aftertaste. Mmm… very nice. Perfect for cultivating your new 'tache! Or donating without facial hair, like I have done! happy Movember!