Brewed by Butcombe (Liberation Group)
Style: Bitter
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle: Filtered.
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (510) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Very clean tasting bitter autumnal brown with small foamy head caramel hazlenut nice hoppy finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (3475) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Deep amber-brown with a tight lasting head. Rich, bitter and lightly herbal, hints of toffee and nuts, crisp and toasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
From Lidl. Quite partial to Butcombe, this any good? A qualified yes. Classic bog standard brown bitter executed with finest twigs and quality malt. fresh grassy and hay-like hop, lingering digestive biscuit and pecan malt sweetness. The rusted tin can and buttered Hovis nose lets it down a notch. Chocolate and mint as it warms. Russet with a dying cream collar. Some rust in the mouth too. Roasted finish with the bitterness of hop behind. Alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrol (187) - - JUN 25, 2015
Dark amber colour. Flavour has a big malt flavour with a bit of sweetness. Nice dry finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
eastkenttom (111) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 Wasn?t expecting much. U don?t know why, perhaps the bottle didn?t inspire me, but really liked it. Has a nice depth of flavour. 7.5/10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (1038) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 8, 2015
Aroma: Medium hops, floral, geranium. Appearance: Clear, amber body. Medium tan head. Fair retention. Lacing. Flavour: Medium bitterness, medium sweetness. Medium hops, floral, earthy. Medium malt, caramel. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-low carbonation. Overall: Very nice. Balanced and easy drinking. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre. 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uckelman (470) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Pours amber, small amount of particulate mater in suspension, but mostly clear. Big foamy light tan head. Aroma is basementy, soapy. Flavor is nutty, roasty. Bitter finish, not very sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sarauckelman (306) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Dark amber with moderately tall tan head. Aroma is a bit musty/funky, but otherwise not strong. Quite bitter and weedy tasting, with a hint of malt in the middle and a hint of pepper on the end. Lively palate. A bit too bitter for my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4193) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
500ml bottle BB Dec 2015. Clear dark orange brown, lightly sparkling, small dense foamy off-white head, some sparse lacing. Aroma is toffee. Body is medium, slighty foamy, low carbonation. Taste is smooth, rounded biscuit malts up front, then some tangy metallics towards the finish, soft bitterness. Decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (487) - - DEC 3, 2014
Copper colour bitter with a white head. Aromas of malt and hops. Taste is of caramel and earthy hops, with a nice long, bitter finish. A classic English bitter. Very drinkable.

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