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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: 114   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.


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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (444) - 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
Osprey87 (1798) - WALES - 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 (534) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (821) - 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 (466) - 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 (8156) - 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 (1400) - 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 (1269) - 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 (9760) - 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.


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