Brewed by Butcombe
Style: Bitter
Wrington, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 136   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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MadWelshWizard (11) - - JAN 2, 2013
Quite a nice pint, local to my new flat. A bit different to the way it tastes down in Bristol but still quite nice.

EdKing (2574) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2017
On cask in Castle of Comfort, nr East Harptree. Clear chestnut brown bitter with an off white foam head. Nose is fresh. Light citrus peel, caramel malt, crystal malt, light cereal grains, brown bread, slightly sulphury but in a good way. Taste is citrus peel, brown malts, caramel malts, brown bread. A fairly standard bitter but fresh and in good condition and a change from all the hoppy stuff. Very solid.

mzaar (3380) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2017
Klar bärnstensfärgad med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter och smaker av smör, karamell och frukt. Mjuk och rund munkänsla.

WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Pint at the Bell and Cross, Belbroughton. Rich amber in colour with a thin and fine white head. Thick aroma of bread. Slightly watery flavour, with mild bread notes and a touch of plastic. Drinkable, but only borderline passable.

Grumbo (2824) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Cask at the Forresters Arms, Colchester. Pours mid brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of light caramel and malt. Moderate sweetness with medium bitterness. Light body and thin texture. Carbonation is soft.

Camons (12296) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2017
Cask @ The Foresters Arms, Colchester. Pours dark brown with an offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, little grass. Flavor is sweet, rather light, malt, caramel, grass. Thin watery body, soft carbonation. 170217

john44 (3048) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Gravity Cask Half Pint at GBBF 2009 (Day 2), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2009 - Amber in colour. Malty; bready malts, caramel. Fruity; lightly citrus fruity, lemon. Hoppy; grassy spicy hops. Good malt/fruit/hop balance. Sweet malty with dry hoppy bitter finish. Dry throughout. Drinkable. (2009-08)

tommann (3706) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Cask at the Abraham Darby, Brierley Hill. Pours amber with a large head. Aroma is bready and tropical fruits. Taste is bready malt to start and a Huicy Fruit hop finish.

theprof (931) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2016
Cask. Aroma bread and apples. Pours amber diminishing lace top. Tastes lightly of soured fruit and toast. Not unpleasant just undistinguished. But it was that or Doom bar.

The_Osprey (7881) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2016
Cask HP at Hamilton Hall Liverpool St as ’Butcombe Bitter’, 4.0%. This was the first cask ale I ever ordered because I found the name amusing, and on this occasion it’s the barlord who found it funny when I ordered it. Dark amber orange, translucent, still with a thick creamy diminishing head, thick lacing. Probable sparkler. Aroma is airy, sugary, bread. Body is lightish, soft carbonation, quite smooth. Taste is bready, a little woody, a touch watery, touch of resin. Twiggy. It’s the same as it ever was. Perfectly ok, drinkable and balanced, traditional, good condition. Fine.

ndburns (190) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Pint on cask at Charlton Kings Club. Pours mid amber with a small white head. Malty aromas and flavour, a little sweet and a little bitter, but not a lot going on.

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