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


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (5472) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1579) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a finger and half of head on a clear medium straw body. The aroma is grain and honey. The taste is grain and lemon bitter. The texture is smooth with low carbonation. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (12834) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
Cask at Barrowboy and Banker, London. Clear golden beer, small offwhite head. Perfume aroma, hoppy, citrus, grapes, some bread. Hoppy citrus flavor, caramel, earthy notes, grainy notes. So so...
Earlier Rating: 8/11/2014 Total Score: 2.8
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swjoduk (52) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Cask at Thatchers Arms, Moorland. Light clear amber ale. Good hop character for its strength. Easy drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alexi91 (137) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015 Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Locale: Outside (Bristol). Slightly bitter but fruity, quite carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Billo (2) - Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015 does not count
Cask at The Ormond, Tetbury. Golden, citrus nose, fading to a nice bitter aftertaste. Had this on both the first and second day. Normally these citric beers deteriorate quite swiftly but this held up well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
huwbowles (4) - - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Ok on the edge of my hoppiness. Leaves a taste which some probably like. Not that strong a taste but not one of my favourites.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (4157) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (4971) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1136) - 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

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