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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
OwainTurner (284) - 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 (640) - 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 (429) - 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 (680) - 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 (2301) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (826) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 26, 2012
A very commendable English bitter. Noticeably more bitter on the tongue than most. Clean medium bodied palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinrumsam (456) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2012
Mid amber colour with big beige lacing head. Aroma is malty and some muted floral notes. Taste starts slightly sweet with malts and caramel becoming moderately bitter and dry at the finish. Good balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Euggs (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2012
I think ’middle of the road’ sums this one up - a reasonably flavoured old-fashioned English bitter. Not much to write home about, but perfectly drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1225) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012


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