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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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Derek (3) - CANADA - APR 24, 2002 does not count
A supurb mid strength clear real ale with a excellent bitter/dry aftertaste...This is probably one of the best real ales in the west country...so moreish.

4.5
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2004
Cask conditioned at my local club. An excellent well balanced mid strength bitter. Not sure if the 3.5% alcohol is correct, i thought it was about 4%. Well worth trying esp. in Somerset.

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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2979) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 25, 2012
Can’t believe I’ve never rated this! Pours dark brown with fluffy cream head and slightly sulphorous earthy hops and malt aroma. Clean and roudned mouthfeel of malt, some biscuit, dry hop bitterness in the finish. My benchmark bitter.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (238) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Grainy aroma ,copper colour a old fashioned bitter and none the worse for it hoppy flavour with slightly sweet lingering finish ,a fine classic old fashioned bitter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ralphdot (984) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
Amber colour with a thin head, malt and hop aroma, bitter with lots of hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3767) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
Sept 2009: This beer was on cask at my overnight accommodation this week, really glad I choose to stay at ’The Lamb Inn’, Iron Acton. Poured a lovely deep, dark amber, clear, wholesome and smooth looking. One of the whitest of white heads I’ve ever seen on a bitter, it was only thin, but it stayed and left some lacing as the beer level sank. I had three pints and loved each one, the hops and barley aroma was slightly sulphurus but not off-putting in any way, it just added to the bitterness that came towards the finish of each mouthful. It is a true flavoursome English Bitter and was the only beer the brewery produced for its first 18 years, they now do three others. Very moorish, which is why I had three of these and didn’t get to try the others, which were also on offer, along with Bass and Courage Bitter (all on cask!).

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (920) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2008
Draught. Clear coppery amber with loose white head. Little aroma: just beery! Light body and light carbonation. Light malty, bready, yeasty flavour with gentrle bitter finish. Very quaffable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Cask @ the "other" Royal Oak in Bath, on Pultney Rd. Bright amber with small head and lace. Brisk earthy, malty aroma. Smooth palate. Great balanced flavors. Excellent bright hop profile is herbal and bitter. Straightforward and good hoppy bitter.


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