overall
41
73
style
Brewed by Butcombe
Style: Bitter
Wrington, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Previously brewed at 3.9%.

The West Countrys favourite beer derives from pure Mendip Spring Waternotably 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 varietiesButcombe Bitter is a moreish Mendip masterpiece.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesakadamingo (4) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013 does not count
A good tasty session beer served with a strong head leaving a nice lace down the glass. Amber and clear in colour with a strong start and slightly sulphurous bite afterwards. Slight cameral notes. An all round great bitter ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Cask @ The Cradock, Leicester. A traditional bitter. Not overly exciting. As you'd expect a nice round mouthfeel, eminently drinkable beer. Nice enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
On cask at Villiers Arms, Oxhey. An uninspiring average bitter. Surpassed by many.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (18814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
Cask @ Parcel yard, London. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 061013

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (10623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Cask at the moon under water, Watford jdw. Light amber copper clear pour with a loose off white head. Neutral sweet raisin aroma. English esters and some twigs. Flavour is twiggy, raisin, metal and stsle malts. Bitterness is present. Some hedgerow flavours in the finish. Medium light palate.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (16161) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Cask @ Parcel Yard. Dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted and dusty. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, little dark fruits, dusty, yeast and bread.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (17638) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Cask @ Parcel Yard, Kings Cross. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, fruits and hops. Dry semi bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (9212) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
Keighley Beer Festival. Copper with a small head. HIgh in malts in both aroma and taste.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
witthatsbier (545) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Grainy aroma ,copper colour a old fashioned bitter and none the worse for it hoppy flavour with slightly sweet lingering finish ,a fine classic old fashioned bitter

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2689) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Brown with small white creamy head which dissipates quickly. Aroma doesnt give much to hang on to - a weak scent of malt. Taste is full-flavoured and tangy with a strong malt edge. Jarring sour/bitter finish. Full, satisfying mouthfeel. Tasty, although for some an acquired taste no doubt.


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