Dorset Brewing Co. Chesil (4.1%)

ChesilChesil is DBC’s Pilsner.
Brewed with Lager and Caragold malt and Sovereign and Lubelski hops, this is a really decent beer on a warm afternoon.
But why do DBC feel the need to call Chesil a, “Pilsner Style Real Ale”?
Why can’t they be proud of their Pilsner ad sell it as such?
The smell is a soft spicy apple juice and acorns, and the malts are bang on the money with shortcake and honey, toffee apples and white pepper.
The hops are good and sharp, providing decent hedgerow greenery, a little tea and some garden flowers before the finish goes all pithy and bitter like chewing grass clippings.
But in a good way.
So please DBC, call it a Pilsner if it’s a Pilsner and stop this grasping at the “Real Ale” market.
After all this beer’s not bottle conditioned so the folks you’re going after probably won’t buy it anyway.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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