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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, toffee, moderate hoppy, grass. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120805]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Bottled@chriso. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, toffeeish, mild caramel and some quite floral hops as well. Flavour is fruity, toffeeish, mild chocolaty notes as well as some sweet floral notes. Wellbalanced and nice bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (9636) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2011
Bottled. An amber brown coloured beer with a whitish ring of head. A very old fashioned English beer. Low hopping. Grainy and husky yet with high bitterness. Not satisfying but drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (5913) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle from Sainsburys. Amber coloured with a slight, off-white head and bit of carbonation. Bready malt aroma with some hedgerow fruit and dusty hops. Slightly sweet, cereal malts with a touch more fruit and lingering bitter finish. A good bottled bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2011
500ml bottle from Morrisons. A raspingly bitter Best Bitter edging toward a Premium Bitter. Clean and pleasant malt with notes of honey, caramel and barley sugar. The hops are boiled in, producing strong tobacco, tree bark, earthy damp potatoes, and sarsaparilla. The beer is drinkable, but way too hoppy for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4206) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2011
50cl bottle from Sainsburys. 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. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle. Golden and clear with a small head.Lovely maltiness with a medium body. Very pleasant. No doubt about it this is a classy bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle, from Waitrose, Lincoln. Copper, thin but lasting white head, gentle condition. Pleasant earthy hops and caramel with a hint of peppery spiciness in the nose, quite sweet initialy in the mouth with more traces of caramel but with a developing hop bitterness, brief toffee note in the finish but becomes bitter at the end.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (2967) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle. Copper coloured, practically no head. True bitter, but very refreshing with a slightly sweet nose.


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