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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: 121   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.


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (757) - - MAY 23, 2015
Mild aroma with a creamy and smooth drinkability to it that is unsurpassed in today's drink line up. Top marks ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gary (1543) - west London and, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Cask @ The Tiger . Bridport ; Butcombe sounds like some innuendo for one thing and secondly, it is considered ’good beer’ by the slack jawed troglodytes in piss-ant Dorest ! A craft beer desert . This beer isn’t even easy to drink ,its too gloopy ! I would rather drink Fosters Lager any day than this !

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1917) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Aroma: grain malts, some floral notes. Appearance: clear gold, small, white, frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: grain again, soft carbonation. Overall: sub-average Bitter, too bland for me. Pint at Cat & Canary, Canary Wharf.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2430) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 7, 2015
Cask @ Town Crier, Chester [270115]
Dark amber, clear, dense white head, good lacing
Aroma of twiggy hops, light minerals, soft yeast
Taste of twiggy hops, earthy bitter hops, soft caramel malt, bit flinty, dab of roasted malts, slight fruits underneath, for the style it’s not bad
Palate - Light body, fairly bitter. Finish as main flavour, twiggy earthy hop finish, some cereal.
Overall A ’boring brown bitter’. Not bad but this style not my thing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Don2711 (219) - - FEB 17, 2015
Amber appearance. Malty and good bitterness. Overall must say good without being anything special. As someone said would be refreshing after long walk.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (5784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Cask at the white lady jdw. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Faint astringent malt aromas, light fruit. Taste is sweet, more astringent maltiness. Medium body, but ultimately watery and dull.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (1753) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Cask at Great Expectations, Reading. Amber-brown beer with a thick cream head. Good rich roasty malt with hints of earth, coffee and berries. Nice bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (832) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Pour is amber, aroma earthy, malty. Taste is roast malts, minimal bitterness, decent carbonation and thin body. Enjoyable after a long walk

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2937) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Jul 2010 - Numbers only rating, blast from the past, average bitter. *********

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Mid brown with white head. Light aroma of dark fruit and caramel. Smooth flavour, creamy sweetish with modest hop bitterness in the finish. Full palate ,flavoursome but maybe not hoppy enough for some folks


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