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


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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CharlieTwoPies (34) - United Kingdom, - JAN 13, 2015
Keg pour. Bright gold with strong white head. Massive citrus aroma. Not like grapefruit and lime though, more like a herbal lemongrassy note which is very strong yet very rounded. Sets the beer off beautifully with a strong earthy citrus aroma. Taste is biscuity malt, balanced between dry and sweet with an earthy green citrus lash of bitterness which just about persists but doesn’t assault the palate. Overall very very good. Much better than I expected. Beautiful interplay of the aromas and flavours of both hops and malt. Perhaps just a touch too sweet if anything

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sound67 (696) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2004
Bottle. Pale yellow. Big aroma of Saaz hops. Nice hoppy flavour, citrus and slightly floral. Also a hint of sweet flavour, something like vanilla? Nice golden ale, though not my favourite I will probably have this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1964) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2010
0,5l bottle. Pours a gold/caramel coloured glass. Malty, lemony aroma. Not very bitter although it says so on the bottle. Just a little. You can smell nd taste the Saaz in this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tampierre (1275) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Sweeter malt,butter,citrus and floral aroma ; Clear golden color with smaller head ; Lighter sweet taste with medium bitter long finish ; Medium body ; Great golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liinis (1767) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2010
slightly hazy yellow with a small head. buttery lightly salty. some lemon and delicious hops. sweet dry buttery mouth after.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4982) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 Bottle.Re evaluated in August 2014. Orange appearance with a small head. Slightly fruity with a subtle bitterness. Low in carbonation but does what it says on the bottle. Score down from 3.9. Have my taste buds changed or was I just in a very good mood the last time I rated it?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (9423) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1949) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2013
Pours a blond colour, aroma is very hoppy which follows onto the taste which has spicy, zesty and floral flavours

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (10137) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle: Pale golden to golden, hazy, small to medium sized lacy white head; moderate to solid noble-hoppy nose with a grainy-fruity background; soft, almost medium bodied, moderate to robust bitter-sweet flavour; lingering hoppy and lemony fruity finish, balanced by some sweet pale malt. Fine english Ale.....

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