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Wye Valley Butty Bach

Brewed by Wye Valley
Style: Bitter
Bromyard, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
’Butty Bach’ is Welsh for ’little friend’. This full-bodied, smooth and satisfying premium ale is burnished gold in colour, and certainly has made a few friends in its time.
We brew it using Maris Otter and Crystal malts, flaked barley, malted wheat, and locally grown Fuggles, Goldings and Bramling Cross hops. With such fine ingredients, no wonder it remains a firm favourite among our followers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
at_the_hop (65) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle - had draft which is much better. This smells bready and tastes buttery. Not much more to add. Serviceable but mediocre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (479) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle from Sainsbury’s Pours copper, with a single finger white head. Carbonation medium to high. Aroma of malts, light hops, orange, grass. Taste of initial malts, orange, smokiness, then some grass, honey, woodiness and light hops to finish. Nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchad56 (93) - - MAY 29, 2015
Cask Ross. Not much aroma. Poured golden colour after settling with nice half inch white head - smooth no carbonation. Very good on tongue. Reasonable taste - ok bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (779) - - MAY 23, 2015
Wonderful name. Loving that. In many ways. Mild aroma. Caramel tasting. Could drink this one all night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (291) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, pours a light gold colour with minimal white head which quickly vanishes. Smell is caramel malt and slightly floral hop. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter, quite nicely balanced and a smooth mouth feel, slightly buttery. Nice bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose in Witney. Pours golden with a thin white head. Light citrus flavour with a little grain. Lagery and a bit bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alexi91 (140) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Locale: House (Bristol). Bland flavour, with a slightly bitter taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stravale (2478) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 9, 2015
Cask @ Nags Head, Shrewsbury [280115]
Golden, clear, bubbly white head
Aroma of very soft fruits, hint of sweet malt, very little aroma
Taste of soft sweet pale malts, slight soft fruits, dull, bland
Palate - Medium body, fairly sweet. Finish as main flavour,
Overall - Drinkable enough, but very little going on apart from soft sweet pale malts

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
AtronSeige (917) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 25, 2015
Aroma: Light fruity, Medium-light grapefruit, light astringency. light herb. Appearance: Lightly hazy gold body. Small white head, low retention. Flavour: Medium bitterness. Light medicinal. Medium-light herb, plant material. Very Dry finish with lingering herb and light astringency. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: The astringency is off-putting, making the beer too dry to enjoy. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Northeast Bucket List Trip Beer #30. Bottle shared by maniac. Thanks! Pours a clear pale amber with a thin fizzy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malt, spicy hops, citrus. The taste is toasted malt, caramel, spicy, herbal hops. Thin-medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness.

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