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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: 109   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
(Cask at Carpenter’s Arms, Marylebone, London 29 Apr) Amber colour with firm off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with dark fruit, prunes, hints of chocolate and earthy hops. Malty taste with dark fruit, orange marmalade and nice notes of earthy hops in a bitter finish. Very well balanced. Really good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jimbles85 (10) - ENGLAND - APR 11, 2007
Visitor to the St Radegund in Cambridge. Full, brown colour, buttery aroma, luxurious mouthfeel. A smashing old-fashioned bitter

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2008 Cask conditioned at the Rising Sun, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucs 8/4/2007. Thin headed brown bitter. Some malt in the aroma with balanced hops and fruity malt flavour. Fairly long, bitter aftertaste. From memory, seems darker and more malty than in the past - a definite improvement.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
UPDATED: APR 18, 2008 A deep copper coloured ale, A fairly starndard run of the mill sweet fruity bitter. its ok

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2006
Thin white coarse head; brown faintly hazy body. Faint hay-and-tea-like aroma. Soft, delicate floral hoppy taste with slightly bitter tea and wild berries aftertaste. Slightly acidic. A nice bitter, but a bit too thin-bodied. (1pt on cask.)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
A Mes rate: Cask at the Gatehouse JDW in Highgate. Reasonable balance of creamy malt and crisp dry hops. Slight note of cocoa or coffee. Swift hoppy finish. A straight down the line English bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2006
Pint pulled at the Ring o’ Bells in Chagford (Devon), a clear copper with a thin bubbly white head. A warm malty aroma. Good malty flavour at first, followed by a hoppy bitter finish. Solid.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
Half pint on cask. Golden brown with good clarity. Small head. Aroma has notes of flowers and malt. Malty flavour supported by light fruitiness. Light bitter finish. Medium palate. Standard English bitter (enjoyed while eating full English breakfast at Britannia, Euston 19.09.2006).

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2006
Cask at The Britannia London NW1 19 Sep 06. Clear golden brown coloured. A small white head. Dry bitter flavour with fruity hints.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2006
Cask at GBBF 2006. Brown with a decent head. Toffee scent, slightly malty but bland. Good but a little too sweet for me.


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