Chesil | Dorset Brewing Company Ltd

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Brewed by:
Dorset Brewing Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by GreenCard on 11-16-2007

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by GreenCard:
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4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: pale yellow, good clarity, thin layer of off-white foam that dissipates to a thin crown

Aroma: lightly honey-ed; angel food cake, apple blossom perfumey hops

Flavor: light malt profile with a fruity combo of apple cider, chamomile, and blossom honey; finishes dryish with a delightful, lilting bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, sparkling carbonation, crisp texture

Other comments: If pilsener was real ale, it would be like this. This beer is lusciously drinkable and so exquisitely balanced. Excellent beer!

Note: I wasn't sure which BA category to register this as, German or Czech pilsener. I chose Czech because it is closer to that than German because it is light and "fluffy".

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A brown 500ml bottle of 'Traditional Pilsner' from a small independant English brewer? Best before the end of Nov 2008, two days away.

I poured the bottle two and a half times into one of my Veltins Pilsner glasses.

Almost looks like a Pilsner, a slight haze but golden yellow. Not the normal carbonisation either, no bubbles rising up the body. The white head not as bright or full as a true Pilsner. However it still looks OK.

An aroma which reminds you of lagers/pilsners but with added yeast, some hops and grapefruit hints.

The taste is interesting, a mix of Pilsner and UK Pale Ale flavours. There is a citrus feel within the taste also, not a sour lemon or lime, but something is in there.

There is a body and fullness to this beer, half Ale, half Pilsner. It seems to work, not sure how or why, but it does.

I liked this hybrid beer and would have it again if we crossed paths.

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Photo of Mr_Pink_152
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Malt_Man
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served cold from 500ml bottle into Veltins pilsner mug.

L) Golden to light amber colour, with a slight haze. Thin bubbly white head. Lots of small bubbles. Its the haze that tells me this is going to be off-style first.

S) Toffee / caramel malt odour with a slight hint of sour orange.

T) Taste follows the nose closely. Dominant impression is of soft caramel malt flavours, with a slight sour balance. After a few drinks it becomes more lager-like, with hop bitterness emerging.

F) Light body, refreshing with no cloying malt or bitterness.

O) Its always a bit weird when brewers make an ale that is meant to be a lager (just make a lager like). However, this is one of the better efforts I've had. The little bit of sourness in there makes it a bit more interesting than just a very light ale. My wife paid £2.99 for this and it wasn't worth it, would be worth it at supermarket prices i.e. £1.50 - £2.00.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wl0307
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Chesil from Dorset Brewing Company Ltd
3.83 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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