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Butcombe Adam Henson’s Rare Breed

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Brewed by Butcombe
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask & bottled; Regular.
Adam Henson’s Rare Breed combines a shared passion for farming and brewing. Cotswold farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson has worked in partership with Butcombe Brewery to bring together the finest West Country ingredients - Maris Otter malting barley, aromatic Herefordshire hops and Mendip spring water, to create this distinctive, refreshing, and clean-tasting golden ale.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Fra fat på Lamb&Flag i Covent Garden, april-14sammen med Håkon: de fleste øl smaker godt i en slik atmosfære, selv en golden ale som denne. Tørr og fruktig med en lett avslutning.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (708) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Fruity, bread and peppery. Taste: Medium bitterness, low sweet and sourness. Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, low/average carbonation, lingering peppery, malty fruity finish. Comments: Tasty and glass lace. Rating is for cask version 3.8%.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1747) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a light gold colour with a thin white head, dull earthy aroma, the taste is light and very fruity with a dry fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11842) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Cask. Amber and fiery, bubbly head, flame-tinged caramel nose is quite appetizing. Taste is caramel up front, touch of herbal, powdery English hop.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Aroma: light hops and malts, some citrus. Appearance: yellow to gold, hardly any head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: turning to medium bitter, low carbonation. Overall: decent Golden Ale. Pint at Cat and Canary, London.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4290) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, caramel and biscuity malt. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hanoi (296) - - DEC 10, 2013
Nose is cereal and barley and caramel. Taste is caramel and a little grapefruit bitterness. Mouthfeel is suitable. It’s hard to get excited by this, it’s a bog standard British bitter with all the flaws that come with a commercial bottling.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spacecube (658) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Cask at the bridge, caramel and toffee malts, sharp citrus comes through finishing moderate bitter, palate is rich, carbonation is low. Nice beer

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle; gold, thin white head; over carbonated - fizzy, rather than crisp; caramel taste and little else; poor, although would expect the cask version to be much better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sterk (8) - MALAYSIA - SEP 4, 2013 does not count
Very nice. The floral fruitiness is just right, not too overpowering and it’s not too strong so plenty can be be enjoyed. Bought a bottle in City Super, HK.


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