BREWER: Jaw Brew, Lanarkshire
VESSEL: 500ml bottle
Sammy’s Rating: 60%
IF YOU HAVE NEVER WATCHED THE FILM POINT BREAK THEN THE FIRST TWO PARAGRAPHS OF THIS BLURB WILL NOT MAKE SENSE. HOWEVER IF YOU DON’T READ THEM THE REMAINING PARAGRAPHS WON’T MAKE SENSE EITHER, SO…. I’LL LEAVE IT WITH YOU.
As Johnny Utah strolled down to meet the ocean for the very first time everyone just knew he was a first timer, and booooy did he prove it both in detective and surfing skills. Old man, but certainly not past it Angelo looked like he had to swoop in to save the day, as well as keep him cool. Legend.
But Johnny’s perseverance with the surf (which unfortunately, though not totally linked to the ocean resulted in the passing of Angelo) eventually paid off. It was still pretty flippin’ obvious he was a police officer from the start, but somehow, somehow he infiltrated the EX PRESIDENTS!!
Now, where am going with this…
Externally, Surf the beer looks cool, but in a way that is trying to look cool, which sticks out like a sore Utah thumb.
If it’s trying to be surfer dude I think it’s failed… if it’s not then I have no idea.
HOWEVER, the name and addition of the word exotic to the ol’ PALE ALE in the description has to intrigue a dude or dudette so let us see what this kid has got… coz for me it looks like a pretender! And that would be a waste of time.
So what ya bringing us then Jaw Brew??
Well, it’s pretty good you know, not take down a major crime organisation good, just pretty good. My hand written notes included the ever informative words of good solid brew. But I cannot argue with those notes, mainly because I wrote them.
But it is, it’s a solid brew. There is nothing cleaver of fancy going on, it just goes about its business not trying to be something it’s not. Like a hardcore surfer dude I suppose (not Johnny Utah).
Surf Pale Ale starts off lovely and soft and builds to a good dry pine and apple finish as the bottle told us it should and Jaw Brew delivered.
It’s by no means a 100 year storm this brew but it would be welcome enough around my table anytime…. Unlike Johnny Utah.
Jymi’s Rating: 68%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 64%
MOB review next weekend: GO TO IPA by STONE BREWING
THE CURRENT RAIN IN BRITAIN WILL NOT STOP THIS SUMMER OF GIN!! IT WILL NOT!!
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