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Butcombe Blond (Bottle/Keg)

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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1362) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 20, 2014
From a 500ml bottle. Clear bright golden appearance with a small lasting white head. Nose has light cereal malts, orangey citrus and floral hops. Palate is subdued and refreshingly crisp making for high sessionabililty. Mild-moderate bitter finish. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13390) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014
Keg at The Colston Yard, Bristol. Gold with fizzed white head. Served very cold. Sharp, thinnish malts with a metallic note and wed cardboard hints. Heavily carbonated really, slightly too much for me. Fruity, slightly orange finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (5568) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Pale blond colour. Fresh, citrusy aroma. Very smooth, creamy easy to drink feel. Pale malt flavour with a touch of citrusy hop. Balanced bitterness. Good session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1954) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Amber with a slight, off-white head. Light hay and tangerine aroma, followed by cereal malts, some sweetish fruit and a moderately bitter finish. Fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tampierre (1280) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2011
Bottled 0.5L. Mild nose. Pale fast disappearing head. Pale golden colour. Mild hoppy and malty taste. Bitter and flowery hoppiness. Slightly waterly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2011
500 ml bottle.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a small, patchy white head. Aroma of grapefruit and English hops. Flavour of caramel malts, grassy hops, grapefruit and some orange. Light bodied with a light,fruity and hoppy finish. Easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1979) - 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.

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