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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tap Handle #421: Big Rock - Fowl Mouth ESB

Tap size:  10.75"
Rarity:  Rare
Mounting:  standard 3/8" ferrule on 5/16" hanger bolt

You have to love the clever play of words expressed in the design of this tap. Featuring a bas relief design, it features a rooster with a word balloon originating from its beak. The word balloon has the name of the beer, as well as a string of symbols representing cursing. The front and back are reverse images of each other, so I took fewer photos of the tap than I normally do. Its rarity is about the same as the Scottish Style Heavy Ale profiled in the previous post.

Click through to read more about Big Rock's ESB and to see more photos of this amusing tap...

Fowl Mouth ESB is a classic Cornish Bitter, not so much ‘bitter’ in flavor, but embodying a hoppier snap than a pint of stout or porter. This is the brew that blokes and birds, mods and rockers have been gulping for yonks to slay their thirst. It is golden copper with a white frothy head, a spicy aroma, and notes of blackcurrent and citrus. Recommended food pairings are meat and potatoes, curry or fish and chips.

Ratebeer weighted average:  2.61 out of 5
Beer Advocate:  80 out of 100 (good)

For more about Big Rock, see this post.

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