Aha! @couragebeer – Directors Bitter

20150605_192644Widely disparaged as Alan Partridge’s beer of choice and all the connotations that go with it, Director’s isn’t actually a bad pint at all…

Coming into a glass a best bitter brown (unsurprisingly) with a whitish head – it’s certainly not going to win awards for it’s looks.  Business-like is how I’d best describe it.

The nose is that same weirdly perfumed, yeast over malt aroma, that immediately transports me back to The Crown in Woodstock, circa. 1991.

All Courage beers smelt the same back then and still do – it’s not great, it’s not terrible, it’s just evocative (I felt the same way about Courage Light Ale when I reviewed that…https://yeastismybitch.com/2013/12/03/courage-light-ale/)

The taste is thickly malty, and it still tastes exactly like it used to.  Even the bitterness is still weirdly “chromey”.

All in all Director’s is a bit one dimensional, but it’s rewarding, refreshingly bitter and it’ll still be here when all the craft-based wankery has died down and we’re all just drinking “beer” again…just better “beer” than we did before.