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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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.


MadWelshWizard's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadWelshWizard (11) - - JAN 2, 2013
Quite a nice pint, local to my new flat. A bit different to the way it tastes down in Bristol but still quite nice.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (718) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
On tap from the bowl inn almondsbury, colour is deep ruby, with an off white creamy head. Not a big aroma by ant stretch. The taste has malt and caramel,. Ok bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MyLittleTown (8) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
Nothing special, but one of the better Bristol beers. A decent traditional bitter. Slight edge on the palate, but perhaps not enough. Moderately bitter with some follow through.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukin (457) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
cask. Deep amber, creamy head, caramel, wood. Light hop bite on the finish. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8102) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Cask, The Boathouse, Burnham on Sea. Amber brown with a white foam. Aromas are weetabix and caramel with nutty notes. Apple with an earthy and woody character. Flavours are sweet weetabix with dry black tea and earthy notes. Fruity with a sweet, lightly tart finish. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1198) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask in the Hole in the Wall, Bodmin. Amber with a cream head. Citrus with some coffee malt notes. Quite a clean finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9728) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Cask. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, light fruity esters, earthy and woody hops. Flavor is sweet malt, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium-light body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1623) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Clear hazelnut brown with a small white head. Tobacco, nutmeg, wood, dried flowers, grain, poultry. Medium body, oily texture, near flat carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Long light dry finish with wooden/tobacco notes. A bit strange flavourwise and I can’t decide what to think.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesakadamingo (4) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013 does not count
A good tasty session beer served with a strong head leaving a nice lace down the glass. Amber and clear in colour with a strong start and slightly sulphurous bite afterwards. Slight cameral notes. An all round great bitter ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (517) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Cask @ The Cradock, Leicester. A traditional bitter. Not overly exciting. As you'd expect a nice round mouthfeel, eminently drinkable beer. Nice enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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