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


on tap

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (5723) - 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 (433) - 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 (4504) - 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 (16886) - 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 (6737) - 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 (4350) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
bottle, caramel malt aroma light hoppy, amber, white foam, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, good taste fullmouth, bready beer, good bitter,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1568) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2011
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in August 2007. Clear dark amber in colour with a large creamy white head. Strong malty aroma with warm yeasty notes in the nose. Pale malt gives a rounded digestive biscuit flavout laced with syrupy dates. Hop resins add a spicy pleasant biterness. A well rounded maltoaf finish. A cracking session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14942) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Clear amber - offwhite head. Caramel, bitterness, dark bread, zesty, tobacco, grassy, light zesty, fruity, light roasted notes.

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