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

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 114   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump The Bear Oxford. A copper coloured beer with a whitish head. Surprised at how good this is. A lovely bittersweet balance with decent fruity hops and nice sweet malts. Without there being anything outstanding about this beer I just found it inrcedibly easy to drink and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2009
Lunchtime sneaky at The Baron (JDW). Brilliant copper under slick lacing white, slight sulphur and pear on the nose. Beautiful fresh crushed digestives and vanilla ice cream malt character; hops there for bitterness only. Spanking fresh biscuit driven bitter in absolutely top nick.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask at the Bricklayers Arma, Brighton. Copper in colour, this perfectly workable bitter has a slightly sulphurous aroma and a peppery bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2009
Pours darker amber, small head. taste is fairly classic bitter malty profile, some caramel sweetness and cereal with a slightly abrasive dry finish but not too harsh. Reasonable.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1057) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 31, 2009
Cask at the Princes Motto, Barrow Gurney, North Somerset. A clear amber-brown beer with a minimal off white head. Malty woody aromas with light floral hops. Light bodied with flavours of roasted malts, caramel and subtle citrus. Finishes with a nice satisfying dry hop bitterness that lingers. Smooth palate with low carbonation providing high sessionability. A fine English bitter. More please!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kassner (1376) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Also at Old green tree in bath on second visit. Deep Golden, Very nice with low carbonation, modest head, faint hop odors, modest hop taste, and slightly bitter lingering finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20919) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2008
Cask at GBBF2007 (or some pub outside the festivaltime), found when going through old ratingnotebooks. Amber colour, with small off-white creamy head, that lasts for a while. Aroma is wood, mildly fruity along with some bready malts. Flavour is quite much the same, but the wooden bitterness is a bit stronger. Semi-dry finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2008
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Glassblower, London, as Traditional Bitter</i>
Beautiful dark amber color, almost no head. Light aroma, maybe with light nuts. Dark caramel flavor, strong bitterness, even too strong at the end. Straightforward. Must be punished for the disturbing <i>burnt</i> malt aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (975) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2008
Draught. Clear coppery amber with loose white head. Little aroma: just beery! Light body and light carbonation. Light malty, bready, yeasty flavour with gentrle bitter finish. Very quaffable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8565) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2008
Cask at the Woolpack Inn. Amber coloured beer, creamy white head. Lightly malty with a bit of damp tobaccoish hops. Leafy tasting with a dark caramelly flavour as well. Flavour is pretty solid, malts that run on the leafy/woody side of things. Soft hoppy bitterness, pretty solid bitter.


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