I’ve always found the name to be amusing; so much so that when – as a young UNIX admin – I was asked to choose the name of an English river to call my new Solaris workstation, I chose the name “Piddle”. Oh, how I laughed…
Even though I’m now a seasoned and practically over-the-hill infrastructure architect, I still have a Linux workstation named “Piddle”. Oh, how I laugh still…even though everyone else stopped many years ago.
This particular beer is called Dorset Slasher…which again prompts more hilarity, even though it’s years since I really heard anyone say that they were just off for a slash. Maybe we ought to revive the term, just for old time’s sake?
Aaanyway. Onto this beer review:
The bottle was so full, I mean literally a few ml from the cap – that’s value for money. And it kept it’s carbonation, too.
Pouring a translucent lagery-yellow colour and bearing little in the way of head I was all ready to be a little disappointed. But, I’m happy to say my fears were unfounded:
The aroma was zippy, spritzery and lively – almost like those little bottles of French lager that we all drank as kids when someone had done a booze run to Calais, riding over the top of this was a nice hoppy twang that certainly made my mouth water.
In the taste was a good solid body with a nice leading malt sweetness, followed by rounded light maltiness; then, finally, some tasty hoppy note accompanied by a gently bitter finish and a really lovely creamy after taste.
You really could drink gallons of this at the right temperature in summer. As you can see I chilled mine to stream temperature in my back garden.
A very accessible, accomplished and quite lovely pint. Well done, the Piddle crew.
(Just seen their marvellous-looking Black IPA – brewed with Galaxy – on their website. I like Galaxy and I’ve got a thing for Dark IPAs. I’d love to sample and review that.)