Guardian of Peace by Moor Beer Company

Friday, 10 February 2017

Beer Name: Guardian of Peace

Brewer: Moor Beer Company, Bristol, England

Date Sampled: 10th February 2017

ABV: 7%

Serving Type: Can

Location Sampled: Home

"For over a thousand generations, the Jedi were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic - before the dark times. Before the Empire." Obi Wan Kenobi.

When the brewer themselves say they've designed this beer to celebrate their love for Star Wars, there was no way I wasn't going to use one of my lego figures in these photographs. And thanks to the generosity of The Polish List I have the man himself, Obi Wan Kenobi, all ready to take his place defending the galaxy.

As someone who is old enough to remember seeing Return of the Jedi in the cinema on it's release, I have a huge amount of love for the original trilogy. Then as a student I remember the crushing disappointment of seeing The Phantom Menace on opening night. Aside from Darth Maul the movie for me was a huge let down; a mess of CGI, awful dialogue and lets not talk about Jar Jar Binks. Sadly episodes two and three didn't really do much to turn the tide either.

Thankfully JJ Abrams restored my faith with his superb entry into the Star Wars saga in 2015. The Force Awakens tiptoed very closely to the line of homage or fan fiction, but for me it actually struck a near perfect balance, honouring the original movies whilst still offering it's own ground breaking and breath taking sequences. Then Rogue One came along in Christmas 2016 and delivered something altogether very different; closer to a Western or classic WWII thriller than a Sci Fi but still delivering an amazing Star Wars experience.

It's finally a good time again to be a cinema loving fan of a galaxy far far away.

Anyway, onto the beer, which thankfully despite being inspired by Star Wars is a lot nicer than a Tupperware full of blue milk.

This IPA pours light and hazy in the glass, with a crisp Hoth coloured head that laces nicely.

The aroma is fruitier than I expected, with pineapple, grapefruit and pine all present.

It tastes great, with hints of the above fruits appearing briefly, before a pithy grapefruit and pine whisk you through to a bitter finish. It has a lovely tartness to it which, along with the smooth carbonated mouthfeel, leaves you wanting more.

Guardian of Peace by Moor is a great little IPA, very refreshing and far nicer than any of the muck you'd get served in the Mos Eisley Cantina.

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