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

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3908) - 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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ashleywakeling (3) - Swansea, WALES - JUL 16, 2015 does not count
Oh dear oh dear oh dear. Locals seem obsessed with this desperately average ale. When working in a pub local to the Wye Valley, complaints went up if this was not available on tap, It’s actually funny! Pours light brown golden with slight fizz, overpowering caramel flavours with off-bread notes. Light body with oily texture and a soft carbonation. Overall "little friend" (in English) is anything but, and Wye Valley offer so many better ales in my opinion.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blueden (31) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Just spent several days in Ross on Wye and this was available from hand pump in the nearest pub. Really enjoyed it and can’t see why it has so many negative reviews.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
canddw (45) - - JUL 4, 2015
Light amber pint with slight head and medium carbonation light lemon, lime, dust nose. Light taste of lemon, forest fruits, no finish, no bitterness, a bit watery. Not much to offer, but smooth palate and refreshing in the summer.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

2.4
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (499) - 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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchad56 (122) - - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (802) - - 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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (303) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gegwilson (2102) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alexi91 (142) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Locale: House (Bristol). Bland flavour, with a slightly bitter taste.


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