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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5221) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1692) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2010
On Cask at The Shakespeare in London. Pour was medium copper in color with a nice white head. Aroma was lightly hopped with a litle citrus and spice accompanied by just a little bready malt. The flavor was nice and bitter, but the complexity of the hops was a bit one dimensional. The malt was real light, which allowed the hops to become a bit over powering. I like hops a lot, so I still enjoyed the beer, and at 4%, I would have been able to drink many of them.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
Hand pulled at the Dog, Warley. Amber bitter, quite boring. Opens with a strong flavour of nothing, but does close with quite a pronounced maltiness. Rather dry, but with hints of cake - perhaps shortbread. A reasonable quaffer, not exciting for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1354) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kassner (1549) - 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.

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