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


on tap

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   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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superflyguy (439) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
distinctly unimpressed. probably more to do with the condition of the beer and its service than the beer itself. scummy head on a slightly straw body. weak aroma and tasted like cold tea/cat waz! cask. white lion. clifton. bristol.

mr_h (6060) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2012
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (11 Feb 12) - lightly hopped, deep gold ale with small white head, bit of citrus, fruit, bitter finish

rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2012
Cask at Lamb&Flag, London. Golden beer, ok head. Hoppy aroma, fruity, some citrus. Grassy flavor, hops, some fruits. Hoppy and somewhat spicy finish.

jackl (8557) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Pleasant ruby appearance. Light floral nose, light hops. Buttery flavor with a pretty smooth, dry finish. A totally reasonable bitter.

thepegjett (1281) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2011
A - roasted corn4 A - mid brown and frothy4 T - light sweet with hoppy bitter6 P - mid, dry and roasted4 O - decent 12

Bullit (4825) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Cask @ Alloa Real Ale Festival 2011. Copper colour, bubbly off-white head. Nose is massive vegetables. Really unpleasant. Flavour is light malted, bit fruity, slight caramel malts. Dry and bitter finish.

swooper (1254) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
bottle, caramel malt aroma light hoppy, amber, white foam, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, good taste fullmouth, bready beer, good bitter,

tombyars (1790) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2011
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in August 2007. Clear dark amber in colour with a large creamy white head. Strong malty aroma with warm yeasty notes in the nose. Pale malt gives a rounded digestive biscuit flavout laced with syrupy dates. Hop resins add a spicy pleasant biterness. A well rounded maltoaf finish. A cracking session bitter.

Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Clear amber - offwhite head. Caramel, bitterness, dark bread, zesty, tobacco, grassy, light zesty, fruity, light roasted notes.

yespr (48917) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small off-white to tan head. Aroma is mild fruity and light malty to caramelish. Bitter, dark malty and slight roasted caramelish. Bitter and dry malty finish.

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