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Butcombe Christmas Steps

Brewed by Butcombe
Style: Bitter
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Seasonal - December.
Best Maris Otter is blended with Vienna malt to give the beer a reddish hue. Challenger and Bramling Cross hops are used, the latter delivering a distinctive and fruity blackcurrant finish…Season’s Greetings…Ho, Ho, Ho!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swjoduk (21) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Very enjoyable dark chesnut ale with roasted chocolate malt, chocolate and caramel taste. Very festive

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Cask at the Cricketers, Shroton; chestnut brown, clear with a creamy white head; strong malty aroma; malty taste too - toasted and a little nutty; dry and creamy mouthfeel, almost stoutlike; some earthy hops and a gentle bitter finish; a modest Christmas offering at 4.2, but together with the cosiness of the pub it did the trick in enveloping me with warmth on a misty, dreary post-festive Sunday.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3486) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Darker red brown ale, slightly clouded with a small head. Robust with an excellent fusion of malts and winter fruited hops. Medium bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8576) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 20/12/12. A brown beer with a white head and lacing. A fruity aroma. Fruity in the mouth with crunchy malts. Raisins. Quite interesting flavour profile. Heading towards Christmassy. Certainly sweet. Passable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1468) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
cask at the unicorn, ripon. hops malt coffee chocolate black malt red fruit. bitter. dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Reddy amber with virtually no head. Loads of caramlised malt notes, heavily boiled overlaid with a tart raspberry, red currant flavour, pretty weird drinking. Not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2714) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr - clear amber red, creamy tan head, roasted nutty malt aroma, bit of fruit, sweet malty, mild toffee, oily feel, fruity finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7937) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2012
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Copper with a cream firm foam. Aromas are toffee and dark syrup with raisins. Light cookie dough with stewed pear and peppery spices. Weetabix with damp floral notes. Flavours are sweet malts with ripe autumn fruit. Lightly spiced with a fruity, slightly dry tea finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Cask @ The Willow Walk. Tis the season for dodgy Christmas beers! The pour’s deep reddish amber with no head whatsoever. The nose is rich blackcurrant tart, berry, toffee and a bit of nut. The taste is more rich, sweet toffee. Malty indeed. Hints of twig and a bit of zesty red berry jam. Sweet. Light finish, smooth. Overall, this actually isn’t bad. Inoffensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ The Windmill - JDW, Stansted Airport - Airside, Stansted, England CM24 1QN.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, nutty peel, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, orange, dusty bitter, hop & peel bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110103]

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