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Butcombe Bitter (Bottle)

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Brewed by Butcombe
Style: Bitter
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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The West Country’s favourite beer derives from pure Mendip Spring Water ... notably bitter, clean tasting, refreshingly dry, distinctive, and moreish! Made with 100% best Maris Otter Malt, together with a blend of (never divulged) traditional English Hop varieties. Butcombe’s only beer for the Brewery’s first 20 years, and now bottled to celebrate winning the Silver Medal at the Great British Beer Festival 2009.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13580) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose and drunk at home. Clear mid brown lasting beige head. Slight toasty malt aroma with some earthy English malts. Toasty malts are rather good as is the balancing English hops. Rather good I thought. Good balance good brown bitter. I liked it. Good balance. Good malt good hop. Very drinkable. I’d have a second bottle easy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (622) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
500ml bottle from local supermarket. Clear caramel colour with a thin head. Aroma is malt. Flavour is dry with a nice bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjp12 (311) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Decent bottled bitter, gives a nice dry hop kick, good level of carbonation. Perfectly good sunshine pint.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
campbega (68) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
500ml bottle. Traditional English bitter with earthy, hoppy flavours Decent white head that lasts. Mild bitter finish. Nice beer but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1814) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from morrisons. Copper beer with small head. Aroma is malts and yeaat. Taste is caramel, earthy yeast, malts and some slightly astringent bitterness. Ok beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10134) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottled, 500ml from a small shop near Baltic Wharf Camp site, Bristol. Amber with white head. There is an initial flavour of sweet toffee, caramel with a light metallic note. Sweetness continues but along with an earthy hop note. Not as enjoyable as the cask.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spacecube (804) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
500ml bottle, pours heavy amber / brown with a small head leaving a lacing. Malty nose, bready, bit of caramel, cardboard, hop flavours not really singing but lots of bitterness. Had some nice beer from this brewery on cask, this one is pretty average though

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndrewC (322) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Brown. Sweet malt aroma. Malty, sweet, hint of toffee, sweet bitter finish with hint of lemon. Not as good as the cask version.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3725) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle. Copper coloured, practically no head. True bitter, but very refreshing with a slightly sweet nose.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (729) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Light brown, little head and carbonation. Aroma of malted orange tea. Taste is a tempered bitter preceded by a toying fruity sweetness. A decent, moreish bitter. To be honest though I prefer the cask version.


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