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Butcombe Adam Hensonís Rare Breed

Brewed by Butcombe (Liberation Group)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask & bottled; Regular.
Previously 4.2%
Adam Hensonís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (4686) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Backlog rating. Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean copper color with small white head. Aroma is malty and medium sweet with light toffee and melon. Taste has some honey, biscuit dough and bread. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (7806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Cask at ushers. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, cereal, floral, taste is sweet, floral, light fruit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12947) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Cask at the Mad Bishop and Bear. Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma seems fruity. Near med body. Flavor is fruit, caramel, a touch of spice/grass. Finishes bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1507) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 28th August 2015. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin creamy white head. Light hoppy aroma with a whiff of sulphur. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a digestive biscuit base with sweet orange fruit present. Dry hop prickle gives a light bitter aftertaste in the palate. Finish is very well balanced with short citrus fruit and dry hops. Still a poor session Golden Ale though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (6051) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2015
Appearance: Hazy pale copper color with a fine off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malty and mild herbal.
Palate: Medium (light) body. Moderate sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Caramel malty, mild citric and mild herbal hoppy.
Overall impression: Ok session ale.
Personal stats: On tap as Butcombe Rare Breed at Hamilton Hall - Bishopsgate in London, England

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
September 16, 2014 - at Lamb & Flag; cask. What can I say? Gold pour, small white head- aroma and taste old school golden ale/"IPA" - papery malt, funky/acidic hop bitteness, not a lot of alcohol, and some building harshness; chewy, astringent, borderline still, a bit unpleasant in the aftertaste; tick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (8121) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
Cask at Burrow Boy. Bright copper color, clear, low head. Lemony, grapefruit nose, light malt. Lemony flavor, lightly sour, a bit old maybe? Light malt. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle. Amber beer with a reasonable frothy head. The aroma is toffee with yeastiness and bitterness, and the flavour is also toffee and bitter with yeastiness. Overall a nice English style pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (958) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear deep golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of bready malt, apple, some grape, slight yeast and woody, earthy hops. Taste is similar of bready malt, apple, some grape, slight yeast, subtle caramel and earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A prickly, earthy hop bitterness in the finish with some bready malt. Not a bad bitter. Subtle citrus and earthy hops in the flavour, drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
StueyD (1542) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
A mid Amber gold coloured beer with a thick white head. A light lemony aroma with a background biscuity malt. Thin and dry mouthfeel. A mild bitterness starts off the taste, lemony citrus fruit then a caramel biscuit, malt flavour comes through. The finish is bitter, a bit thin and short lived. Cask @ The Limes, Fakenham.

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