Brewed by Butcombe (Liberation Group)
Style: Bitter
Wrington, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask: Regular.
Butcombe Bitter was the brewery’s only beer until 1998, and only available in cask until 2009 when it was made available in the bottle to take advantage of increased sales after winning the Silver Medal at the 2009 Great British Beer Festival. Name change from Bitter to Original had occurred by 2017. Previously brewed at 3.9%.
Ingredients: Mendip Spring Water; 100% best Maris Otter Malt; a blend of (never divulged) traditional English hop varieties.
The West Country’s favourite beer is notably bitter, clean tasting, refreshingly dry, distinctive, and moreish!

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Sjohnh (1010) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Decent enough to have a few in a holiday camp bar. Dark bitter with good malt flavours, nicely balanced by the English hops.

GuideDogSaint (1718) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 26, 2017
Draught at the Charles Holden, Colliers Wood. Pours clear mid brown with a white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Sweet taste. Bitter finish.

EdKing (2640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2017
On cask in Castle of Comfort, nr East Harptree. Clear chestnut brown bitter with an off white foam head. Nose is fresh. Light citrus peel, caramel malt, crystal malt, light cereal grains, brown bread, slightly sulphury but in a good way. Taste is citrus peel, brown malts, caramel malts, brown bread. A fairly standard bitter but fresh and in good condition and a change from all the hoppy stuff. Very solid.

mzaar (3595) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2017
Klar bärnstensfärgad med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter och smaker av smör, karamell och frukt. Mjuk och rund munkänsla.

WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Pint at the Bell and Cross, Belbroughton. Rich amber in colour with a thin and fine white head. Thick aroma of bread. Slightly watery flavour, with mild bread notes and a touch of plastic. Drinkable, but only borderline passable.

Grumbo (3764) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Cask at the Forresters Arms, Colchester. Pours mid brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of light caramel and malt. Moderate sweetness with medium bitterness. Light body and thin texture. Carbonation is soft.

Camons (13018) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2017
Cask @ The Foresters Arms, Colchester. Pours dark brown with an offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, little grass. Flavor is sweet, rather light, malt, caramel, grass. Thin watery body, soft carbonation. 170217

john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Gravity Cask Half Pint at GBBF 2009 (Day 2), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2009 - Amber in colour. Malty; bready malts, caramel. Fruity; lightly citrus fruity, lemon. Hoppy; grassy spicy hops. Good malt/fruit/hop balance. Sweet malty with dry hoppy bitter finish. Dry throughout. Drinkable. (2009-08)

tommann (3900) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Cask at the Abraham Darby, Brierley Hill. Pours amber with a large head. Aroma is bready and tropical fruits. Taste is bready malt to start and a Huicy Fruit hop finish.

theprof (1139) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2016
Cask. Aroma bread and apples. Pours amber diminishing lace top. Tastes lightly of soured fruit and toast. Not unpleasant just undistinguished. But it was that or Doom bar.

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