June 1998. Hell in a Cell. The Undertaker vs Mankind, one of the most iconic moments in WWE history. Not very strawberries and cream, it's like the anti-Wimbledon.
The Undertaker choke-slammed Mankind, or Mick Foley as he's known in real life, through the roof of a steel cage to the canvas. While this beer isn't anywhere near as violent, it is just as delicious an experience.
It's big, sweet and pale with loads of strawberry flavour, the lactose giving it a creamy texture and making it an experience more akin to drinking a dessert.
The can is a pretty solid design too, if you're a wrestling fan. If you're not then this entire comparison is probably terribly baffling.
Milk Foley: Taste Test
Strawberry on the nose, but more like an artificial strawberry smell that you get in sweets and strawberry-flavoured-things-that-aren't-actually-strawberries.
The pour is light and thin, but releases more of those mouth-watering strawberry aromas with a touch of maltiness. The flavour packs more of this strawberry punchy taste, with a creamy mouthfeel and a definite milky flavour that compliments the strawberries very well.
The aftertaste is really the only place where anything other than strawberry and cream is present, with a touch of hoppiness to the finish that helps to compliment the strawberry sweetness.
Milk Foley: Can Notes
If you're a fan of late 90s/early 00s WWE (and lets face it, you should be) then you will be aware of Mick Foley in his role as Mankind, the shaggy haired wrestler with a hannibal-style face mask. Kind of a redneck style character, he often wore black and red flannel shirts.
This can takes that theme and translates it into can form, which is an excellent design that, combined with the name, evokes a lot of nostalgic memories of mornings spent eating cereal watching grown men throw each other off/through things.
The name itself is brilliant and it's relevance to a milkshake pale should not be overstated. I can only assume that somebody at Turning Point is a Mankind fan because although he is iconic, he was never as big as guys like The Undertaker, Triple H or The Rock.
Anyway it's a great can for a great beer with a great name. What more is there to say?
Buy Milk Foley Strawberry And Cream Pale
I came across this in Sainsbury's where I picked it up for £4.00. It's one of their more expensive beers from the craft beer aisle, but i'm glad I took the chance on it.
You can buy it online too at Sainsbury's so you don't even need to leave the house to experience this sweet tribute to violence.
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.