Potholer

 

Otter is no more! I mean that our local, the Dolphin, no longer serves Otter Ales, but now serves well-kept Potholer, a very nice beer from Cheddar Ales.

http://www.cheddarales.co.uk/

We sample Potholer tonight, compared it to the resident ale, Doom Bar, and then had another pint of the Cheddar Ale.

It is described by the brewery as:

POTHOLER GOLDEN ALE 4.3% ABV – Potholer is an award winning golden ale. It is lively and refreshing with zesty fruit flavours, a rounded finish and bags of aroma. It is brewed using the best quality Maris Otter, Crystal and wheat malts and hopped with a blend of English whole hops.

We have had Cheddar Ales before, in fact they have been on at the Dolphin; our favourite last time they were here was Gorge Best, the name coming form a play on words with Cheddar Gorge, and George Best the magic footballer. Gorge Best was a favourite of mine, very hoppy, bitter, tangy with a lovely full flavour.

Potholer is a lovely beer, true, but it is lighter, less bitter and to me, has a less rounded long-lasting flavour. However, well kept by the Dolphin, it’s a beer which I’ll no doubt sample plenty of times  and enjoy every mouthful. Au revoir, Otter!

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