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Butcombe Matthew Pale Ale

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

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Matthew Pale Ale is brewed using local Mendip spring water and unbeatable, English, Maris Otter Malt. The beer is grounded in the versatile English Challenger hop but is given its distinctive floral taste by the American Amarillo hops added at the end of the brewing process. The beer has fresh citrus notes and a clean, dry finish. Tantalizingly fresh!

The beer was the SIBA Gold Medal Winner for its class in 2011 in its previous incarnation as our spring seasonal, Mendip Spring and we are delighted to be able to bring this great beer to you permanently as Matthew Pale Ale.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (673) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Cask at The Counting House, Leicester. Very palatable pale citrus hops. Dry but drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (513) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Cask @ The Counting House, Leicester. Golden colour. Lovely aroma- citrus and floral. Taste is quite mellow with the citrus and floral hops coming through. Nice full mouthfeel. Decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2288) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Cask at the Prince of Wales, Westbury on Trym. Dark gold with a lasting fine white head, orangey hops and light biscuit on the nose, fresh and bitter with fruity undertones and a grapefruit bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Keeps its head nicely. Smells of summer - hay, fruits and grass. Beautifully drinkable, hints of straw and citrus with nice dry finish. Great golden ale.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (405) - SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Straw coloured beer with a creamy head. Mild citrus aroma and the flavour is a gentle blend of citrus fruit and hop with a floral edge. Could do with being a touch stronger in the taste but it’s crisp, refreshing and very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Golden-amber, spicy, mellow anglohop character. Refreshing and well - balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (624) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Cask @ Wetherspoons, MK. Clear amber/gold, perfect white head. You can smell the Amarillo - citrus, hay, wildflowers. The taste is incredibly sweet at first, carrying the malt character. The bitter finish and aftertaste come as a welcome surprise! This beer is put together extremely well, and at only 3.8% to boot!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2415) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; light amber pour with velvety white head, pleasant floral aroma, decent citrus hop bite with a clean bitter finish, could have a session on this.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 14/06/12. A blonde beer with a white head and lace. A good hoppy beer. Nice sherbet notes. Lemony. Nice and fresh. The nose is particularly welcoming. Doesn’t develop those hops as much as you’d like in the mouth but it’s still tasty. Score 3.5
Subsequent rating scored 3.4 Score unaltered

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (4199) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2013
Cambridge Blue Summer Beer Festival 2013, Cambridge

Orange golden color with medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, spicy hops, grapefruit. Taste, malt, grapefruits, oranges, floral hops. Drinkable beer.


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