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


on tap

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 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 (1961) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7644) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Cask. Sour caramel malt aroma. Red amber color. Toffee malt flavor with a dry hay hops finish. Nice drier bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7463) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2008
Cask conditioned at Plough?, Long Wittenham, Oxon on the 4th leg of the Thames Tipple, this time Oxford to Wallingford 15-03-08 Pours mid brown, good standard earthy bitter nice malts, nice dry finish, tasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crunchie (36) - Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2008 A popular beer, malt and hops aroma and sometimes sulphur, biscuity (Protzy!) malt taste with a good bitterness and some fruit, however there is quite an offputting yeast flavour. An olive oil producer once told me it reminded him of uncooked snails. How often he eats those I am unsure. A good, easy bitter, not much excitement in there and for my taste a disagreeable yeast flavour - good body and dry finish however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2007
Cask Bon Accord. Aroma is minimal to start but becomes a good balance of biscuity malts with slight hop resin and floural notes. Taste is a similar bag of tricks slight peppery note in the finish. Great session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4542) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2007
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Amber with a creamy off-white head; citrus aroma; smooth and creamy texture; sharp bitter burst to start then developing an orange fruitiness; dry buttery and biscuity finish. An excellent everyday bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jonessmj (1) - USA - OCT 1, 2007 does not count
From The Holman Clavel, Somerset. Extremely good light tawny beer. Slightly buttery texture. My favourite beer of all time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Hand pulled pint from the Fleece Hotel, Cirencester: poured amber with a small head. Light aroma of herbal hops and grain. Pretty watery all the way around with some light hop notes and malt. Moderate bitter finish. Not real good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (16765) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2007
Cask @ The Gatehouse, Highgate, London. Pours a clear golden color with no head. Fruity and slightly malty aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty hoppy flavor. Sweet malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

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