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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2855) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Cask at the moon under water, Watford jdw. Light amber copper clear pour with a loose off white head. Neutral sweet raisin aroma. English esters and some twigs. Flavour is twiggy, raisin, metal and stsle malts. Bitterness is present. Some hedgerow flavours in the finish. Medium light palate.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (10875) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Cask @ Parcel Yard. Dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted and dusty. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, little dark fruits, dusty, yeast and bread.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Cask @ Parcel Yard, Kings Cross. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, fruits and hops. Dry semi bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3716) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
Keighley Beer Festival. Copper with a small head. HIgh in malts in both aroma and taste.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (220) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Grainy aroma ,copper colour a old fashioned bitter and none the worse for it hoppy flavour with slightly sweet lingering finish ,a fine classic old fashioned bitter

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (727) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Brown with small white creamy head which dissipates quickly. Aroma doesn’t give much to hang on to - a weak scent of malt. Taste is full-flavoured and tangy with a strong malt edge. Jarring sour/bitter finish. Full, satisfying mouthfeel. Tasty, although for some an acquired taste no doubt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Lightly bready and caramelized cereals segue into earthy hop bitterness in this classic Brown Bitter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the misty bronze amber.
-Drinkability is high.
-The burnt sugar flavours are not heavy.
-The mouthfeel is lean.
-This gets better as you down the pint, which is exactly the point.
-The flavour profile may be forgettable (these interchangeable Brown Bitters often are, it seems), but it doesn’t mean it’s a boring beer.

On cask at The Bell Inn, Bath.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1390) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Nice sessionable bitter, no memorable strong flavours, strong pale malts in the palate

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
Cask at The Parcel Yard. Pours copper with a creamy off-white head. LIght floral aroma. Med body. Flavor is mild roast malt with floral and a touch of leather! Bitter finish. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadWelshWizard (11) - - JAN 2, 2013
Quite a nice pint, local to my new flat. A bit different to the way it tastes down in Bristol but still quite nice.


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