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


on tap

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.
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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anders37 (27898) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2018
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy caramel finish.

kermis (15161) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2017
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Bottle shared from the brewery. Clear amber brown with a ring off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, malt and herbal notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

LagerMonger77 (1) - - DEC 31, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2017 A lovely standard best bitter, malty, hints of toffee in the taste, just an all round great beer, how a best bitter should taste, not a hint of citra to be had.

fombe89 (4350) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 16, 2017
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 16/12/2017 BBD:---
Color ambarino corona de espuma blanca, aromas caramelo con notas herbales, sabor caramelo toffe malta cuerpo medio.

Lowenbrau (4856) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2017
500ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 15-12-2017.
Courtesy of ciderGuerrilla. Thanks!. BBD: hard to see, but in date for sure. In short: tasty bitter. Pours quite clean light copper with little off white head. Short head retention, little lacing. Malty, herbal, flowers nose. Light to medium body, average carbonation, slick texture. Taste is malt forward with a little spicy hoppy touch. Ok.

panda_brewmaster (232) - Bournemouth, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2018 From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

p0urmeac0ld0ne (499) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - NOV 27, 2017
Fairly inoffensive yet somewhat satisfying traditional british ale. Can’t compete with craft beer from around the world, but as an example of this famous British style, I can’t fault it at all. As time has gone on however, I’m finding that these traditional british ales are just not for me. Bottle from Cornwall brought back by my Dad, bless :D

yespr (49173) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2017
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden hazzlenut brown. Small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, slight breadish. Bitter, grassy and tobaco herbal. Dry and bitter, slight herbal finish.

Ungstrup (39104) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2017
Bottled. A golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and metal, leading to a dry finish.

brnandersen (4390) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2017
Sample from 50 cl bottle. Clear, amber golden colour with a thin white head. Fruity aroma with fruits, grasses and bread. Taste is bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and an average carbonation. Finishes dry and fruity with biscuits. Plain.

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