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Butcombe Haka

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

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2117) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Cask at Haymarket Bar. Pours clear golden-amber, good foamy white head. Aromas of white grapes, light citrus, light pine. Taste has a bit more sweetness, and a decent bitter kick. Enjoyed this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Two Cask Pints at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Oct 2013 during Spoons Festival - Amber Gold in colour. Fruity; orange citrus, grape, tropical fruits. Hoppy; some hop bitterness, hint of pine. Malty; sweet biscuity malts, caramel. Mildly bitter sweet fruity hoppy throughout. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1756) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Cask in Rising Sun, Berkhamsted. Perfect condition. Clear somewhere between chestnut brown and amber, thin white head. Huge ’burton snatch’ sulphur nose, some fruity citrous, light green hop leaf, grain husk. Taste is light citrous, light green hop leaf bitter, toasty malt. Nicely balanced and a nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (5912) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol, October 2013. Deep gold with a slight, white head. Typically Butcombe solid malts, with some decent tropical fruit character and dryish finish. Good Beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2084) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Cask at the Prince of Wales, Westbury on Trym. Pale amber with a fine lacing head and that grapey aroma. Earthy and faintly fruity bitterness well balanced with juicy malt, though with a slightly harsh bitter edge in the finish. Re-rate on Cask at the Cabbage Patch, nose a little maltier and the harshness muted. Rather nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Eastgate Northampton 14/11/13 A golden coloured beer with a bright white bubbly head. Good NZ hops for sure. Nice and sharp without being harsh. Malts balance nicely. Nose quite restrained. Flavoursome.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Lightly hopped beer, there is a definite Southern hemisphere hop note to it, kiwi fruit, tropical and a hint of dry smokiness. A decent beer as expected from this brewer, good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (2956) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Cask @ White Hart, Todmorden. Golden with a creamy head. It’s well hopped with a good body and a more malty aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
17th October 2013
Crosse Keys Spoons. Cask. Clear amber beer, no head. Smooth palate, slightly soft with very fine carbonation. Light malt with well buried bitter toffee. Pleasant hop flavours of light grape and floralness. Smooth finish with a mild caronated nibble.


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