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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 25, 2012
Can’t believe I’ve never rated this! Pours dark brown with fluffy cream head and slightly sulphorous earthy hops and malt aroma. Clean and roudned mouthfeel of malt, some biscuit, dry hop bitterness in the finish. My benchmark bitter.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alenm (18) - Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
Slightly sulphurous nose, but this is not reflected in the taste. Some malt and hints of bitterness linger. Quite drinkable at this strength, but taste is unremarkable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1758) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
Cask at the Adam. Mid copper coloured bitter. Taste has quite some malt, with a moderately bitter hop flavour and a brief finish. Nice enough session beer (which I tried, and it did work) but in the grand scheme of things dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6336) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
Sept 2009: This beer was on cask at my overnight accommodation this week, really glad I choose to stay at ’The Lamb Inn’, Iron Acton. Poured a lovely deep, dark amber, clear, wholesome and smooth looking. One of the whitest of white heads I’ve ever seen on a bitter, it was only thin, but it stayed and left some lacing as the beer level sank. I had three pints and loved each one, the hops and barley aroma was slightly sulphurus but not off-putting in any way, it just added to the bitterness that came towards the finish of each mouthful. It is a true flavoursome English Bitter and was the only beer the brewery produced for its first 18 years, they now do three others. Very moorish, which is why I had three of these and didn’t get to try the others, which were also on offer, along with Bass and Courage Bitter (all on cask!).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
superflyguy (437) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
distinctly unimpressed. probably more to do with the condition of the beer and its service than the beer itself. scummy head on a slightly straw body. weak aroma and tasted like cold tea/cat waz! cask. white lion. clifton. bristol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (4751) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2012
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (11 Feb 12) - lightly hopped, deep gold ale with small white head, bit of citrus, fruit, bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2012
Cask at Lamb&Flag, London. Golden beer, ok head. Hoppy aroma, fruity, some citrus. Grassy flavor, hops, some fruits. Hoppy and somewhat spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Pleasant ruby appearance. Light floral nose, light hops. Buttery flavor with a pretty smooth, dry finish. A totally reasonable bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2011
A - roasted corn4 A - mid brown and frothy4 T - light sweet with hoppy bitter6 P - mid, dry and roasted4 O - decent 12

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bullit (4428) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 23, 2011
Cask @ Alloa Real Ale Festival 2011. Copper colour, bubbly off-white head. Nose is massive vegetables. Really unpleasant. Flavour is light malted, bit fruity, slight caramel malts. Dry and bitter finish.

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