Brewed by Butcombe
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wrington, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle - not bottle conditioned. Also available on keg.
A clean tasting, refreshing, easy to drink premium bitter. Made using the palest English malt (sometimes known as lager malt), with the addition of finest Slovenian Styrians and Czechoslovakian Saaz hops. A light and fruity beer with unmistakeable citrus notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (14900) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2009
Draught@Oluthuone Leskinen
Clear golden color, small white head. Grassy, sweet malty, a bit yeasty aroma. Crisp, some peppery hoppyness and honey, some fruits. Quite boring and lager-like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle out of one of those disposable ribbed plastic cups, The Travell Lodge, Bath. Bright lager gold under a fine white collar. Grassy, herbal, faint lemon and orange zest aroma with a dab of manure-speckled straw. Hay and faint celery, grapefruit and orange licks, shampoo finish persisting bitterly. Afters of biscuit, vanilla, peanut. Pleasant grassy blond leaning towards lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sound67 (595) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2009
50cm bottle, brown. Clean, medium white head that disappears quickly. Straw-colored, pale yellow beer. Surprisingly intense aroma of orchard fruit, hay and hops. Taste is also agreeably fruity, with strong hop notes on top, malty sweetness underneath. Long but not very bitter finish. Medium-to-low carbonation. Rather complex for a pale ale, which is what this is, and very easily drinkable. Just lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (9015) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2009
(bottle, as Butcombe Blond Calassic Pale Bitter, 4.5% abv) Hazy, pale golden colour with a short blond foamy head. Sweet pale malt accompany with a good dash of citrus-fruity, flowery and slightly woody hops. Mildly bitter flavour, light bodied with a smooth carbonation. Dry character with a light underlying malty sweetness, aromatic hops profile of a cornucopia full of citrus flavours; dry and bitter-sweet finish with a good and hoppy duration. Pleasant (09.VIII.09).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2009
Pours pale golden blonde, decent white head. Aroma is cerealy and hops, taste is quite lager-ish, but with more cereal and oat flavours, finishes with dry bitter hops. Decent light beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (23917) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2008
Bottled@Monks Café, Stockholm. Pale golden colour, not much head. Aroma is hops, grass, mild notes of wood and that’s about it. Flavour is hops, wood and some grassy notes. Mild/smooth bitterish grassy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7502) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2008
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm, 1 July 2008) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Floral, grassy nose with citrus (lemon, grapefruit) and fresh notes of grassy hops. Malty, grassy taste with notes of citrus and fresh grassy, floral hops in a fairly short finish. Light body. Decent, tasty blond ale with a fresh, floral hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22322) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2008
Bottled (4.5%) at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Hazy pale golden, small head. Fresh aroma of vanilla and citrus. Light bodied and with fresh citric hops. Lightly yeasty with notes of minerals. Like spritzy custard with a bitter edge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9271) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2007
Bottle. Plale golden with a small white head. Aromas are toasty with loads of citrus. Some bitterness with resinous hops. Flavours are spritzy, fresh lemon wth some grapefruit bitterness following. Some toasty , caramel malts are lurking but this is mostly a citrus brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Rather flavorless; somewhat dry; weak, hay-like aroma; some toasty malts; lingering, slightly astringent finish. Breakfast beer

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