Butcombe Blond (Cask)

 
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Formerly brewed at Butcombe
Style: Bitter
Wrington, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - July & August.
A clean tasting, refreshing, easy to drink premium bitter. Made using the palest English malt (sometimes known as lager malt), with the addition of finest Slovenian Styrians and Czechoslovakian Saaz hops. A light and fruity beer with unmistakeable citrus notes.

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3.1
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Apr 2010 - Pale Gold in colour. Fruity; citrus orange. Hoppy; floral and grassy hops. Malty; caramel. Nice fruit/hop/malt balance. Citrus fruit meets sweet malts; result = sweet fruity. Good. Very drinkable. (2010-04)

2.8
SilkTork (5737) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Spring 2010 Cask: Special - JDW Spring Fest 2010, Rochester. Touch of melon in a light fragrant blond, though also a touch of soap. OK [2.8]

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oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
[email protected] Wenlock Arms, London. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, grassy and has a quite pleasant maltyness to it. Flavour is bready and caramelly malts along with mild floral and some grassy notes. Pleasant, but a bit one dimensional.

2.9
jones35 (13) - banwell, Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Thin, straw luke with herbs and subtle citrus. Hints of earthy hops on the finish. Fairly flat

3.5
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2011
Draught. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of spicy, floral hops and somewhat grassy. Flavor is nicely bitter floral hops, somewhat spicy. Very drinkable.

2.2
stravale (3065) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - AUG 22, 2011
Cask @ Wetherspoons Elgin.
Typical golden ale appearance, straw-golden, thin white head.
Aroma of grassy hop with a harsh sort of rust metal.
Taste of bitter grass hop, some cereal, sweet light fruity malt, hint of butter.
Palate - Soft carbonation. Finish was rather sour, earthy metallic with lingering bitterness.
Overall - An average golden ale let down by a very poor finish. It might be ’end-of-the-barrel’ comparing my notes to other reviewers.

3.6
JohnRMurdoch (4869) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2011
Cask @ The Last Post JDW, Paisley. Pale golden yellow colour, reasonable head. Resin & citrus fruit aroma. Bread, cereal & citrus fruit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Reasonable golden ale.

2.1
flying_pig (1571) - SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2011
Typical for a golden ale, it’s very sweet & light smelling. There is a biscuit like maltiness to it along with lighter hops & sugar.
A very light golden colour that is almost straw coloured. Very thin white lace for head.
Typical sweet, fruity flavour upfront. It is mainly an apple & pear fruity taste that is a little too sweet for my liking although it is drinkable.
Warm & smooth tasting & medium to light bodied. Not much I can say about this really other than drink it quite, once it’s had time to settle it tastes progressively worse.

Not the best tasting cask ale I have tried, it was pretty ordinary in most respects and could have been more adventurous; it was like every other blonde ale before it.

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3.4
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2010, served in an English pint glass. Pours clear golden with a few bubbles but no head to speak of. It has a large floral aroma with citrus and pale malts. The flavour is moderately sweet up front, becoming increasingly bitter towards a long, bitter hoppy finish. On the palate, it feels light in body with a watery texture and no carbonation. Overall, this is a nice summer beer: it is light, with a hoppy/floral aroma and a piney hop finish. 2010-08-04

2.7
sm89walt (2065) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2010
Cask - The Cider Shed, Norwich. Golden coloured with a fine though mostly lasting bubbly white head. Unfortunately dominated by sulphur on the nose with some toasty malts coming through. Again, sulphur on the tongue but a decent caramel and honey sweetness behind. Not much in the way of bitterness, just a short hoppy bite in the finish. Low carbonation, light body, soft mouthfeel.


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