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.
Previously brewed at 3.9%.

The West Country’s favourite beer derives from pure Mendip Spring Water…notably bitter, clean tasting, refreshingly dry and distinctive. Made with 100% best Maris Otter malt (the Rolls Royce of malts), together with a blend of (never divulged) English hop varieties…Butcombe Bitter is a moreish Mendip masterpiece.

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MrTipple (5378) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Aroma: grain malts, some floral notes. Appearance: clear gold, small, white, frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: grain again, soft carbonation. Overall: sub-average Bitter, too bland for me. Pint at Cat & Canary, Canary Wharf.

stravale (3078) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - MAR 7, 2015
Cask @ Town Crier, Chester [270115]
Dark amber, clear, dense white head, good lacing
Aroma of twiggy hops, light minerals, soft yeast
Taste of twiggy hops, earthy bitter hops, soft caramel malt, bit flinty, dab of roasted malts, slight fruits underneath, for the style it’s not bad
Palate - Light body, fairly bitter. Finish as main flavour, twiggy earthy hop finish, some cereal.
Overall A ’boring brown bitter’. Not bad but this style not my thing.

Don2711 (481) - - FEB 17, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2016 Amber appearance. Malty and good bitterness. Bread and apples. Overall must say good without being anything special. As someone said would be refreshing after long walk.

allmyvinyl (10723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Cask at the white lady jdw. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Faint astringent malt aromas, light fruit. Taste is sweet, more astringent maltiness. Medium body, but ultimately watery and dull.

wheresthepath (2345) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Cask at Great Expectations, Reading. Amber-brown beer with a thick cream head. Good rich roasty malt with hints of earth, coffee and berries. Nice bitter.

davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Pour is amber, aroma earthy, malty. Taste is roast malts, minimal bitterness, decent carbonation and thin body. Enjoyable after a long walk

martinrumsam (565) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Mid brown with white head. Light aroma of dark fruit and caramel. Smooth flavour, creamy sweetish with modest hop bitterness in the finish. Full palate ,flavoursome but maybe not hoppy enough for some folks

Mr_Pink_152 (5109) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
On tap from the bowl inn almondsbury, colour is deep ruby, with an off white creamy head. Not a big aroma by ant stretch. The taste has malt and caramel,. Ok bitter.

MyLittleTown (8) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
Nothing special, but one of the better Bristol beers. A decent traditional bitter. Slight edge on the palate, but perhaps not enough. Moderately bitter with some follow through.

lukin (655) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
cask. Deep amber, creamy head, caramel, wood. Light hop bite on the finish. Decent.

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