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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Cask, The Boathouse, Burnham on Sea. Amber brown with a white foam. Aromas are weetabix and caramel with nutty notes. Apple with an earthy and woody character. Flavours are sweet weetabix with dry black tea and earthy notes. Fruity with a sweet, lightly tart finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3204) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask in the Hole in the Wall, Bodmin. Amber with a cream head. Citrus with some coffee malt notes. Quite a clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Cask. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, light fruity esters, earthy and woody hops. Flavor is sweet malt, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium-light body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (2866) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2014
Clear hazelnut brown with a small white head. Tobacco, nutmeg, wood, dried flowers, grain, poultry. Medium body, oily texture, near flat carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Long light dry finish with wooden/tobacco notes. A bit strange flavourwise and I can’t decide what to think.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesakadamingo (4) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013 does not count
A good tasty session beer served with a strong head leaving a nice lace down the glass. Amber and clear in colour with a strong start and slightly sulphurous bite afterwards. Slight cameral notes. An all round great bitter ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Cask @ The Cradock, Leicester. A traditional bitter. Not overly exciting. As you'd expect a nice round mouthfeel, eminently drinkable beer. Nice enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
On cask at Villiers Arms, Oxhey. An uninspiring average bitter. Surpassed by many.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
Cask @ Parcel yard, London. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 061013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (9266) - 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.

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