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Butcombe Haka

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

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask,seasonal
This amber-coloured beer has a robust, full-flavoured character and features generous helpings of New Zealand hops which lend a beautiful, grape-like aroma. Hops used: Nelson Sauvin


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (4059) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Cask@st Matthews Hall, Walsall. Golden beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of malts and some fruit. Taste is biscuit, dry malt, some herb and a little fruit. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vladivostok (445) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2016
Aroma is grapefruit hops, colour pale but not overly so. Biscuity malt with a decent body. Don’t know whether I had a particularly good pint of this, but for once I actually liked a heavily citrus flavoured beer. The only drawback was the overly bitter finish but that goes with the territory.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (7675) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 15, 2015
Gravity cask at the Forest, Dorridge, winter beer festival 2015. Poured a clear medium amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is fresh grassy hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a smooth light hop, light spicy palate and a soft fruity bitter finish. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Cask at The Market Taven, Durham. Pours mid-amber with a smooth, foamy, white head. Laces well. There’s sweet orange and grapefruit in a pleasant nose that leads into very tasty orange sweetness in the early taste, before a clean, mid-dry finish. Not groundbreaking but enjoyable.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamVimes21 (264) - - MAR 27, 2015
Cask at burton beer festival light gold in colour with lots of things going on gooseberry , grape , mango and peach to name a few , not for me though

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Cask at foot of the walk. Pours golden amber, light and fruity, quite bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3739) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
part of my 2013 backlog. Deep gold colour with a white head. Aroma has malts.and tropical fruits. The taste follows this with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2634) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
Cask white lion London. Aroma is malty. Taste is caramel malts. Copper colour. Decent bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1954) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
On cask at Chesterfield Alehouse - Golden body with an off white foam. Aromas are biscuit with lemon and sweet apricot. Light mixed tropical fruit with yeast. Flavours are sweet lemon and mango and slightly bitter grapefruit. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2014
On cask at the Haymarket Appearance - golden with a nice lacy head. Nose - meadow flowers and fresh lemon. Some green notes a bit like aloe vera. Taste - more aloe vera and then grapefruit. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a good example of the style.


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