Brewed by Butcombe (Liberation Group)
Style: Bitter
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kassner (1397) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21776) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (15990) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (1027) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 22, 2008
HAd it at GBBF 2008. Very normal, not so special but nice malts in it. I like this brewery so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7501) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
Cask. Low but lasting off-white fluffy head. Clear dark brown body. Pretty hoppy barley malt aroma with ints of bisquits and caramel. Flavor thoug is fruity and bittere. Low carbonation and a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1564) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Appearance: Brown, clear. Not much head. Aroma: Hops and malt, some dark fruit. Taste: Quite bitter, malt and some fruit. Bitter aftertaste. Info: 1/3 pint, 8/8-2008, 182/300

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2008
Pint cask at Table Table, Salisbury. Brown color, almost no head. Aroma is malty and fruity. Flavor is caramel malt and some fruit. Not much bitterness in this bitter...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wyzzywyz22 (2070) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2008
Cask, somewhere in Clifton, Bristol. Brownish hue. Very dull bog standard bitter,little to comment on or recommend. Insipid hoppy maltiness never manages to stimulate. Yawn.

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