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


on tap

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   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.

SarkyNorthener's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (2370) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle conditioned, Orange gold colour with medium head. Slightly sweet aroma. Taste is sweet malts a little bread. Smooth on the palate. I used to drink this a lot on cask and I remember it tasting better, maybe my tastes have changed in the last 5 years plus.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Connor66 (37) - - 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 (2555) - 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 (246) - - 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 (1036) - 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 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, 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 (3471) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Golden amber, nice head. This is a complex and very fruity beer, and I appreciate the distinctiveness of its character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle at home on Christmas day. Thanks to my sister. Golden orange coloured pour with a thin white head that fades to a thin film. Aroma is sweet grain honey and dried fruit. Flavour is a nice delicate mix of honey and toast malt with nice aromatic fruit and berry. Crisp medium light body with medium carbonation. Tasty bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (1180) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
On cask at Post Office Vaults, Burslem. Pours light amber, frothy head. Sharp, hoppy session bitter. Meh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1710) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle from Hay Wines, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Clear gold. Thin, lasting, white head. Aroma of red fruit and biscuity malt. Taste is red fruit sweetness initially. Quite full bodied, with the sweetness giving way to a dry, light bitter finish.

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