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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14974) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39608) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small off-white to tan head. Aroma is mild fruity and light malty to caramelish. Bitter, dark malty and slight roasted caramelish. Bitter and dry malty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25604) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of hay and grass with skunky notes. Fruity flavour of caramel, grass and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (33789) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2011
Cask. An amber beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of caramel and malt as well as a light note of nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, as well as lighter notes of nuts and flowery hops, leading to a bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (7599) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2011
Cask at The Hole In The Wall, Torquay. Pours cloudy amber with a tiny layer of small bubbles.Aroma of caramel and some flowery notes as well. Taste is weak bitter underneath a fine malty body, clean and dry mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ralphdot (1027) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
Amber colour with a thin head, malt and hop aroma, bitter with lots of hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (5355) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2011
(cask) clear copper colour with a very small white head. somewhat bland aroma of grass, earth, grain and a light hint of cherries. flavour is the same, slightly spicy, with a clean grainy profile and a bold herbal-hoppy finish. medium-bodied with soft to average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KUEric (930) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2010
pours a deep dark, ruby red meets golden yellow, although yellow + red do not equal orange at all. Make sense? The aroma is next to nothing. The mouthfeel could definitely be described as smooth - although a little short and watery.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Cask @ the "other" Royal Oak in Bath, on Pultney Rd. Bright amber with small head and lace. Brisk earthy, malty aroma. Smooth palate. Great balanced flavors. Excellent bright hop profile is herbal and bitter. Straightforward and good hoppy bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
Good bitter. Quite a rich, malty, flavour with nuts, vanilla and butter evident. Quite dry, nice session ale.


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