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


on tap

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RATINGS: 162   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.

AshtonMcCobb's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3546) - Edinburgh, - NOV 22, 2012
On tap @ the Haymarket. Pours amber with a nice head. The nose has biscuits, toffee and some sweet maltiness in the background. The taste is much the same. The palate is generally light to medium in body with a smooth texture and a reasonably refreshing finish. Overall, a decent session ale but didn’t go back for another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alexi91 (125) - 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 (2390) - 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 (833) - 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 (9999) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Connor66 (51) - - DEC 19, 2014
Dark golden colour little or no smell, head vanished quickly (bottle poured) however nice taste and would have another.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Cask gravity at The Orchard Inn, Bristol on 24 Nov. Poured a clear, dark golden colour, with a halo of white head. Aroma of apples, malt and caramel. Grain and dried fruit in the flavour, with some peaches. Finish was toffee, cake and flat malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (306) - - JUN 27, 2014
Cask from Lyde Court, Hereford. Pours light amber colour, minimal head. Nice nutty, fruity ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1523) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
On cask at Broom Hall Inn near Stratford upon Avon. Golden colour with off white minimal head. Malt aroma with some floweryness. Malt and hop flavour with a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10515) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Cask at The Kemble Brewery Inn. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, earthy and herbal hops. Flavor is lightly sweet malt, fruity esters, medium hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (4042) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle from a supermarket behemoth; clear golden yellow pour with frothy white head, grain and grass aroma, a hint of citrus hop and some pale malts quite creamy mouthfeel.

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