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


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2555) - West Bromwich (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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10870) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spacecube (1084) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndrewC (337) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle. Copper coloured, practically no head. True bitter, but very refreshing with a slightly sweet nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1056) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
An amber ale. With a malty pepper aroma. A bitter taste slightly malty. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1305) - 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

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