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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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.


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (4965) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Cask @ The Willow Walk. The pourís medium amber with a small bubbly white head. The nose is of golden delicious apple, some honey, bucolic straw. The taste is is sweet apple sauce, summer fruits. Plenty of sugary white bread. Mild grassy finish. The bodyís watery, light. Overall, nothing special here.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2014. Poured a clear amber, with a rocky white head. Aroma of grapes, straw and caramel. Hay and citrus hop flavours, with some smooth malt. Finish was toffee, grain and some resin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (3480) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Cask at Old Joint Stock; clear amber pour with a frothy beige head, malty aroma, taste has light light citrus, pale malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford beer fest 2014. Golden colour with a lasting loose white head. Aroma is nice honey, sweet, floral. Flavour is pale malts, light honey, straw and earthy grass. Palate is medium body with decent condition. Quite sessionable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1057) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 25, 2014
500ml bottle (new label, 4.2%, BB 2/9/15). Clear pale golden with an average white head. Aroma and flavour is light biscuity/bready malts with a mild-to-moderate flowery hop bitterness. Good clean lightish palate with a soft carbonation making for easy drinkability. A nice session golden ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1038) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
500ml bottle from Gloucester Services. Clear amber colour, with a thin white head. Fruity hop aroma. Malt flavour with fruity bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5101) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at Black Friar
Clear golden with a small white, spotty lacing. Mild aroma of citrus and cereal. Flavors of citrus, grassy, biscuity and bitter
Decent

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (357) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Cask. Pours light amber, clear, witha white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, a bit of fruit. Taste is more of the same, fruity hints, some malt, hops come through towards the end. Quite good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (11461) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
Cask at Lamb&Flag, London. Clear golden beer with a decent small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, bready, grapes, pear, some citrus. Hoppy citrus and grape flavor, bready, floral, some bread snd caramel. Thin bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1269) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Cask in the Freemasons Arms NW3. Golden amber bitter, malt quite dominant, some biscuit, caramel. Moderate English hop bitterness, could take a bit more for my palate. A bit sweet and muddled, some diacetyl. Bog standard bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2924) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - golden amber with a nice head. Nose - fruit salad and a bit grainy. Faint though. Taste - tinned apples and peaches. More biscuit malt in the background. Palate - light to medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a but astringent on the finish though.


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