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Butcombe Bitter (Cask)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.
Previously brewed at 3.9%.

The West Country’s favourite beer derives from pure Mendip Spring Water…notably bitter, clean tasting, refreshingly dry and distinctive. Made with 100% best Maris Otter malt (the Rolls Royce of malts), together with a blend of (never divulged) English hop varieties…Butcombe Bitter is a moreish Mendip masterpiece.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (6631) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2016
Cask HP at Hamilton Hall Liverpool St as ’Butcombe Bitter’, 4.0%. This was the first cask ale I ever ordered because I found the name amusing, and on this occasion it’s the barlord who found it funny when I ordered it. Dark amber orange, translucent, still with a thick creamy diminishing head, thick lacing. Probable sparkler. Aroma is airy, sugary, bread. Body is lightish, soft carbonation, quite smooth. Taste is bready, a little woody, a touch watery, touch of resin. Twiggy. It’s the same as it ever was. Perfectly ok, drinkable and balanced, traditional, good condition. Fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ndburns (177) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Pint on cask at Charlton Kings Club. Pours mid amber with a small white head. Malty aromas and flavour, a little sweet and a little bitter, but not a lot going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1463) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016
Cask, Brændt smag, godt humlet, virkelig tør i det. Den brændte smag brænder virkelig igennem (so to speak), den er meget gennemtrængende men ikke på en ubehagelig måde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerNinjaUK (317) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
Pint at the Plough, Wrington. Aroma butterscotch, maltloaf and a bit appley. Deep brown colour with full frothy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4220) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Cask at the Prince of Wales, deep brown with a fine lacing head, malty sweet nose, initially sweet then dry-bitter. Earthy and malty. A classic bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Plastic Nonic. Supplier: The Memorial Ground (Bristol). Pours a dark ruby brown. Slight hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niller (1458) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
Cask@The Warren House Inn, Dartmoor. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, some fruits, hops, caramel notes. A bit watery. Soft carbonation. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thomat (3420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
On tap @ Leinstet Arms. Amber with a tiny white head. Fruity and hoppy tones. Fruit, malt, spices and hops. Medium to light body with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Mild aroma with a creamy and smooth drinkability to it that is unsurpassed in today's drink line up. Top marks ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gary (1889) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Cask @ The Tiger . Bridport ; Butcombe sounds like some innuendo for one thing and secondly, it is considered ’good beer’ by the slack jawed troglodytes in piss-ant Dorest ! A craft beer desert . This beer isn’t even easy to drink ,its too gloopy ! I would rather drink Fosters Lager any day than this !

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