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

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


culchiem's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (2890) - Berlin, - 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


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uckelman (365) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sarauckelman (247) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2928) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (328) - - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
christhoel (287) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
a nice bitter from the south id never have thought it brown, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, bitter,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mulldog (13) - Rochdale, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle from Tesco in Bishop’s Cleeve. Nice cough drop type flavour and very palatable too boot. Lovely aromas and a thoroughly tasty beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5356) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
Classic and quaffy bitter with some hops, bit of leaves and citrus fruits. Crispy taste with a moderate bitterness towards the end, Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (5370) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle bought at Tesco in Ryde. The beer pours out in a clear amber colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of hops and malt with some barley hints. Taste of barley, mild hops, light amlt, flowers, nuts and bread. Bitter and strawy finish. Easy drinkable and refreshing, enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14856) - 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 (1666) - 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.


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