Brewed by Butcombe
Style: Bitter
Wrington, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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The West Country’s favourite beer derives from pure Mendip Spring Water ... notably bitter, clean tasting, refreshingly dry, distinctive, and moreish! Made with 100% best Maris Otter Malt, together with a blend of (never divulged) traditional English Hop varieties. Butcombe’s only beer for the Brewery’s first 20 years, and now bottled to celebrate winning the Silver Medal at the Great British Beer Festival 2009.

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fonefan (48728) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty, toffee, moderate hoppy, grass. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120805]

oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2012
[email protected] Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, toffeeish, mild caramel and some quite floral hops as well. Flavour is fruity, toffeeish, mild chocolaty notes as well as some sweet floral notes. Wellbalanced and nice bitter.

harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose and drunk at home. Clear mid brown lasting beige head. Slight toasty malt aroma with some earthy English malts. Toasty malts are rather good as is the balancing English hops. Rather good I thought. Good balance good brown bitter. I liked it. Good balance. Good malt good hop. Very drinkable. I’d have a second bottle easy.

imdownthepub (14468) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottled, 500ml from a small shop near Baltic Wharf Camp site, Bristol. Amber with white head. There is an initial flavour of sweet toffee, caramel with a light metallic note. Sweetness continues but along with an earthy hop note. Not as enjoyable as the cask.

ManVsBeer (10270) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle. Copper coloured, practically no head. True bitter, but very refreshing with a slightly sweet nose.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2011
Bottled. An amber brown coloured beer with a whitish ring of head. A very old fashioned English beer. Low hopping. Grainy and husky yet with high bitterness. Not satisfying but drinkable.

downender (8584) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle from Sainsburys. Amber coloured with a slight, off-white head and bit of carbonation. Bready malt aroma with some hedgerow fruit and dusty hops. Slightly sweet, cereal malts with a touch more fruit and lingering bitter finish. A good bottled bitter.

DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
From Lidl. Quite partial to Butcombe, this any good? A qualified yes. Classic bog standard brown bitter executed with finest twigs and quality malt. fresh grassy and hay-like hop, lingering digestive biscuit and pecan malt sweetness. The rusted tin can and buttered Hovis nose lets it down a notch. Chocolate and mint as it warms. Russet with a dying cream collar. Some rust in the mouth too. Roasted finish with the bitterness of hop behind. Alright.

The_Osprey (7883) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
500ml bottle BB Dec 2015. Clear dark orange brown, lightly sparkling, small dense foamy off-white head, some sparse lacing. Aroma is toffee. Body is medium, slighty foamy, low carbonation. Taste is smooth, rounded biscuit malts up front, then some tangy metallics towards the finish, soft bitterness. Decent bitter.

ogivlado (7764) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 7, 2017
Bottled 500ml. -from local Lidl Zagreb as Butcombe Original Beer. Clear dark golden/pale amber coloured, small white head, light malt and caramel in the nose. Sweet malty, caramel, light fruity, notes of grass and touch of metal with rather dry finish. Ok one.

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