Monday, 18 February 2013

Barnsley Blonde (Barnsley Beer Company)

Barnsley Blonde (Barnsley Beer Company)
Name: Barnsley Blonde
Label: "The name's Blonde... Barnsley Blonde - Who wa she wi? She wa wi er sen! - Seductive Golden Ale"
Brewery: Barnsley Beer Company
ABV: 5.0%

Rating: "Shimmers and shimmies with an attractive and seductively golden full bodied flavour that is sure to tantalise your taste buds. At 5.0%, with a fruity bitter aftertaste and deliciously satisfying aroma, this is a blonde to truly savour." I don't understand all that 'She wa wi er sen' stuff on the label... probably for the best.

Game: What I don't understand is, the likes of C&VG, OXM, X360 must all have had pre-release copies of Aliens: Colonial Marines in order to put together their reviews in time for release day. Sega and Gearbox execs pretended the game was going to be great in the run-up to release, increasing the hype around the game. Given that the end product was poor, surely the magazines are complicit with the developers in this deception?  Was it a conspiracy to achieve healthy pre-order sales?  Or maybe everyone new it was going to be crap and I just hadn't been paying attention...

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