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

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (5804) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fellebag (1136) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Small white layer. Red golden color, low carbonation. Aroma is apples, tea, wood, peach. Taste is quite bitter with tea, grass and woodland.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3633) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Cask, hand-pulled, Henglerís Circus, earthy, citrus aroma, clear golden amber, thin white head, very sparse lacing, sweet, fruity, oily, nicely balanced

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (3613) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
From my bcklogg: Cask at Lamb & Flag, London 2014. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy, citrus, grapes bready and perfume aroma. Hoppy citrus caramell flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (802) - - JUN 4, 2015
Light amber colour. Very fruity aroma. Tangy and hoppy. Light on the palate. Quite moreish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1647) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (13338) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swjoduk (53) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Cask at Thatchers Arms, Moorland. Light clear amber ale. Good hop character for its strength. Easy drinking

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alexi91 (142) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015 Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Locale: Outside (Bristol). Slightly bitter but fruity, quite carbonated.

3.6
   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.

3.4
   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.


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