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


on tap

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RATINGS: 135   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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Mr_Pink_152 (5547) - 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 (668) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
cask. Deep amber, creamy head, caramel, wood. Light hop bite on the finish. Decent.

leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Cask, The Boathouse, Burnham on Sea. Amber brown with a white foam. Aromas are weetabix and caramel with nutty notes. Apple with an earthy and woody character. Flavours are sweet weetabix with dry black tea and earthy notes. Fruity with a sweet, lightly tart finish. Decent.

miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

gegwilson (3800) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask in the Hole in the Wall, Bodmin. Amber with a cream head. Citrus with some coffee malt notes. Quite a clean finish.

BeerandBlues2 (13814) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Cask. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, light fruity esters, earthy and woody hops. Flavor is sweet malt, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium-light body and carbonation.

SlackerMads (3523) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2014
Clear hazelnut brown with a small white head. Tobacco, nutmeg, wood, dried flowers, grain, poultry. Medium body, oily texture, near flat carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Long light dry finish with wooden/tobacco notes. A bit strange flavourwise and I can’t decide what to think.

jamesakadamingo (6) - 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.

DandyLion (529) - 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

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