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

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (3516) - 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Delirium (657) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a rapidly disappearing head. Aroma is grass, hay, caramel, and bread. Flavor is slightly caramel-sweet malt, with a grassy hops and a little bread in the background. More bitter than your average English bitter. I like it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5700) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2016
6/1-500 ml bottle at Edward Moon.  Bready malts, bit of spice, and earthy hops.  Finishes mid-dry.  Clean, soft, with a lengthy duration.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4640) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle. Amber beer with a good head. The aroma is mildly toffee, and the flavour is toffee with good bitterness. Overall a nice mellow drinkable bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchad56 (358) - - NOV 28, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2016 Bottle - heavy initial carbonation giving large frothy head. Medium amber with strong bitter hoppy aroma. Slight ting on tongue and in mouth. Decent bitter tasting - ok bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (962) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Very clean tasting bitter autumnal brown with small foamy head caramel hazlenut nice hoppy finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4144) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrol (242) - - JUN 25, 2015
Dark amber colour. Flavour has a big malt flavour with a bit of sweetness. Nice dry finish

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
eastkenttom (121) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (1272) - 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


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