Brewed by Butcombe
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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oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2008
Cask at GBBF2007 (or some pub outside the festivaltime), found when going through old ratingnotebooks. Amber colour, with small off-white creamy head, that lasts for a while. Aroma is wood, mildly fruity along with some bready malts. Flavour is quite much the same, but the wooden bitterness is a bit stronger. Semi-dry finish.

fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2008
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Glassblower, London, as Traditional Bitter</i>
Beautiful dark amber color, almost no head. Light aroma, maybe with light nuts. Dark caramel flavor, strong bitterness, even too strong at the end. Straightforward. Must be punished for the disturbing <i>burnt</i> malt aftertaste.

Pyobon (1481) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2008
Draught. Clear coppery amber with loose white head. Little aroma: just beery! Light body and light carbonation. Light malty, bready, yeasty flavour with gentrle bitter finish. Very quaffable.

JoeMcPhee (9516) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2008
Cask at the Woolpack Inn. Amber coloured beer, creamy white head. Lightly malty with a bit of damp tobaccoish hops. Leafy tasting with a dark caramelly flavour as well. Flavour is pretty solid, malts that run on the leafy/woody side of things. Soft hoppy bitterness, pretty solid bitter.

Nekronos (4174) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 22, 2008
HAd it at GBBF 2008. Very normal, not so special but nice malts in it. I like this brewery so far.

Skinnyviking (9670) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
Cask. Low but lasting off-white fluffy head. Clear dark brown body. Pretty hoppy barley malt aroma with ints of bisquits and caramel. Flavor thoug is fruity and bittere. Low carbonation and a long bitter aftertaste.

CH-303 (2338) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - AUG 8, 2008
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Appearance: Brown, clear. Not much head. Aroma: Hops and malt, some dark fruit. Taste: Quite bitter, malt and some fruit. Bitter aftertaste. Info: 1/3 pint, 8/8-2008, 182/300

tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2008
Pint cask at Table Table, Salisbury. Brown color, almost no head. Aroma is malty and fruity. Flavor is caramel malt and some fruit. Not much bitterness in this bitter...

wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2008
Cask, somewhere in Clifton, Bristol. Brownish hue. Very dull bog standard bitter,little to comment on or recommend. Insipid hoppy maltiness never manages to stimulate. Yawn.

shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Cask. Sour caramel malt aroma. Red amber color. Toffee malt flavor with a dry hay hops finish. Nice drier bitter.

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