James Squire loved adventure and brewing beers, but even more than that he loved women, having taken a wife and three mistresses throughout his life. He left all of them something in his will, but thankfully we got the beer.
It’s a matter of historical fact that James Squire had an eye for the ladies (not to mention the roguish wherewithal to convince them to let him, shall we say, stir their hops), but he also had a nose for a good beer – and at least we can still compare to him there! With its floral and herbaceous aroma, deep gold colour and spicy palate, the James Squire Four ‘Wives’ Pilsener is an alluring craft beer that gives way to a longer bitterness (no jokes about marriage here, we promise).
Strong, bold and with more hopping than most lagers, it is similar to Pilsener Urquell or Beck’s. Unlike many European beers, though, Four ‘Wives’ is just as at home accompanying spiced seafood or a Thai stir-fry as it is with hearty Italian or, to get in the Oktoberfest spirit, German sausage. With his rather bohemian approach to women in general and commitment in particular, James Squire was one of a kind. And with its Bohemian flavours, the Four ‘Wives’ Pilsener he’s inspired is equally unforgettable.
Malts: Pale and Munich.
Hops: Dr Rudi, Czech Saaz and Motueka. Show Less