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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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shylos (5) - - JAN 13, 2014 does not count
Bottled. Dark amber in colour, loose head. Light aroma. Easy drinking ale, nothing special but pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (944) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Appearance: Clear copper with 2 finger ivory thick head. Aroma: Nutty, chocolate malt, biscuit, grassy/hay and pepper. Taste: Medium sourness and bitterness, low/medium bitterness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering astringent, peppery malty finish with subtle marmalade notes. Comments: Very good and glass lace.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (1087) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
An amber ale. With a malty pepper aroma. A bitter taste slightly malty. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1122) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
Mid to dark brown coloured beer with a thick off white head. A light fruity hop aroma is matched by a maltiness. Dry mouthfeel. A dry maltiness is soon matched by a bitter pithy fruit hoppiness. The hoppiness lasts into the finish. Bottle tasted at Old Malt House, Radford near Bath, Somerset. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
OwainTurner (299) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle from Tesco... another completely uninteresting and bland bitter. Slightly sour.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
banner001 (26) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
chocolate, hay, grass, leaves, smoke, amber, clear, minimal head, thin feel, flat,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (689) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Pours amber with a loose cream head; straightforward hoppy aroma with just a touch of farmyard; rich, chewy caramel malts, with some fresh, nettley hops and a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
(Bottle): Pours a clear dark amber with small off white head. Some caramel and earthy, grassy notes on the nose. Flavour has a subtle caramel malt base with hops, spice, pepper and floral notes. I love the bitterness on the finish, not too much but enough to give a kick.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tampierre (762) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 20, 2013
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Caramel,toast and floral aroma ; Dark amber color with smaller head ; Medium sweet and lighter bitter taste ; Medium body ; Pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (2428) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Clear caramel with a thin head. Aroma is malt and pepper. Flavour is dry malt with a burnt bitterness. Palate is very dry


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