It’s one of my favourites too - I’ve had it before but for some reason it hasn’t made it to the blog before - overdoing the ‘research’ perhaps…. anyway, it was good to sample again, this time at the Blue Raddle in Dorchester. 4.2% A.B.V.
Monday, 16 June 2014
Another offering at the Blue Raddle in Dorset, a pub that really excels in it’s ever changing real ale offerings. In excellent condition but a little too much of a fruity twang for my taste buds but great for the warm weather, should it linger. 3.8% A.B.V
What they say: A highly drinkable, light golden coloured beer with a unique blend of English hops that combine to create a superb spicy apple and citrus fruit flavour, finished off with a crisp, refreshing aftertaste and subtle hop aroma.
Our last night in Dorset saw us meet with friends for a meal at the Blue Raddle in Dorchester, a haven for real ale fans. This was the first cab off the rank and perfectly drinkable although I found it just a little lacking in taste - either that or my taste buds were ravaged from a hard weeks er, research!
Stable mate to the lovely Copper Ale and again, very drinkable although when given the choice I went back to the Copper Ale only because it was a bit lighter alcohol wise. 4.2& A.B.V.
Found at the The Three Horseshoes in Powerstock. Well kept and reasonably priced - for the south anyway!
The 2nd half of our half-term escape saw us in West Dorset and the Palmers brewery in based in Bridport just down the road from our campsite.
I really liked this and was able to ‘research’ it more than once. I didn’t find it too hoppy and at 3.7% A.B.V. kinder to the liver too, without compromising on flavour.
Monday, 9 June 2014
Another offering from this Wiltshire based brewery and it was good to get hold of something local as ‘research’ expeditions whilst on site in Orcheston had yielded little that we hadn’t tried before.
A lovey pint, well 500ml this, very tasty and at 4.2% A.B.V full bodied enough without being too potent.
It IS hoppy but the full bodied flavour of this beer does reign in those pesky hops somewhat. Pleasant enough but at 5.2% A.B.V. not one to slosh back, like er, I did! Found in the Co-op in Shrewton near our campsite when staying in Orcheston, Wiltshire.
Thursday, 5 June 2014
On the bar - and I mean ON the bar at a Wetherspoons in Andover as it was drawn straight from the barrel. Very tasty but could have been a little colder - and it’s not often you'll here me say that about an ale! 4.4% A.B.V.
Our recent trip to Wiltshire yielded little in the way of new beers to try - 6X was seemingly everywhere, although there’s nothing wrong with that.
Brewed just down the road in Salisbury but sadly not in tip-top condition. Not bad though. 4.3% A.B.V.