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


on tap

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2006
Cask at The Britannia London NW1 19 Sep 06. Clear golden brown coloured. A small white head. Dry bitter flavour with fruity hints.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2006
Cask at GBBF 2006. Brown with a decent head. Toffee scent, slightly malty but bland. Good but a little too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2419) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2006
Cask, Handpump @ the Wellsway Inn, West Harptree.
Served quite cool, but not cold. Poured a bright, pale, tawny copper with a little residual carbonation pushing up a rocky white crown that gripped on and left some firm lacing. A short burst of butter preceded some nice toasted malt notes on the nose. Woody tight malts in the mouth give it a drier edge with some salty, nuttiness in back before a spicy, bitter hop swallow. Body is medium-light with a little spritz of carbonation making it a highly recommendable quaffer. Finish has a touch of smoke with the woody malts lingering well between swallows. I can’t remember how many I downed during the evening with thanks to the friendly landlords joining my wife and I for bevvies. A lovely, flavoursome bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2006
Cask (handpump) at The Cottage Inn, Cannington TA5. No head, Good bitter after taste, Smooth on the palate with a malty aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2006
1 Pint on Tap at the St-James Tavern in Winchester UK. Dark Reddish color. No head. Medium carbonation. Good bitter after taste. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2006
Handpump, The Crown, Glastonbury: Flat biscuity aroma. Pretty watery biscuit flavours with some earthy hops and mild burnt citrus notes. Slightly tannic mouthfeel, though somehow this maintains a wholesome feel. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
Cask conditioned @ The Globe, Highcliffe. Fairly pale. Some sulphur with sweet malt notes with some fruitier strawlike hops in the mouth. Quite tasty for what it does.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 1. Cask Handpump at the Borough Arms, Crewe 20/05/2001 Smooth on the palate with a malty aftertaste. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 25/02/2003 Amber mid brown coloured and malty with a dry lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2005
[bottle: ASDA] pours a pale, clear yellow colour with a small head which disappears quickly. Nose is a little hoppy with some citrus fruits, with a sort of leathery maltyness in the background. bit light on the body with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2005
Cask at Yew & Ewe Brookland, Kent. Mid brown bitter with little head. Slightly hazy. Fruity malt nose, full in mouth with good deep dark fruit malt on end

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