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Brewed by Butcombe
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask & bottled; Regular.
Previously 4.2%
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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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (4576) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Cask @ The Willow Walk. The pour’s 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 body’s watery, light. Overall, nothing special here.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4669) - 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 (280) - 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 (10368) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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 (1180) - 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 (2502) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3189) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Cask at The Haymarket Bar. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Aromas of lemon and dusty malt. Taste is light biscuit sweet. Crisp finish. Not bad

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (747) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Cask @ Ship Ashore, Willen. Golden/amber with a white head and big lacing. Pear, wheat, some astringency, hint of butterscotch/caramel in the nose. Bitter taste followed by a refreshing fruity sweetness then a bitter finish. Watery palette and not great aftertaste. Nothing special but certainly drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1268) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Cask shepherds boy dewsbury. Copper colour good white head lacing. Aroma is toffee malts. Taste is similar lots of malts light bitter finish. Medium body. Good malty bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (2397) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (985) - 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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