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Brewed by Butcombe
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wrington, England

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Matthew Pale Ale is brewed using local Mendip spring water and unbeatable, English, Maris Otter Malt. The beer is grounded in the versatile English Challenger hop but is given its distinctive floral taste by the American Amarillo hops added at the end of the brewing process. The beer has fresh citrus notes and a clean, dry finish. Tantalizingly fresh!

The beer was the SIBA Gold Medal Winner for its class in 2011 in its previous incarnation as our spring seasonal, Mendip Spring and we are delighted to be able to bring this great beer to you permanently as Matthew Pale Ale.

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3.1
fonefan (49999) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2015, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Butcombe Matthew Pale Ale ].
Clear medium golden amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, light toasted. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, caramel, biscuit malt, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150812]

3.5
MrTipple (5492) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Aroma: nice malts, bread, grain light caramel. Appearance: slightly hazy amber, medium, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light malts coming up again, grain, bread, some fruitiness. Overall: well-balanced Golden Ale, a positive surprise from Butcombe. Pint at GBBF 2015, Kensington Olympia.

3.4
daniele (9444) - ITALY - AUG 22, 2015
on tap leggermenten ambrata leggero sentoere biscottato floreale discreto amaro secchezza media finale abbastanza lungo

3.1
rlgk (18851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 2. Clear golden/copper beer with a small beige head. Malty bready aroma, caramel, hay, floral, some grass. Fruity grassy flavor, bready, grapes, some raisins.

3.9
LoneR (31) - - AUG 16, 2015
Enjoyed this beer a great deal. A pale ale with a citrus aroma, that for some reason gave me a hint of butter in the taste

3.1
yespr (46530) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and toasted malty. Mild sweet, toasted malty and light breadish. Vague herbal hoppy and dry finish.

3.2
Beese (3051) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 25 May 2012. Poured a clear golden colour, with a dense white head. Aroma of orange peal, toasted malt and peppery hop. Lemon zest in the flavour, with some bready malt and straw. Finish was light, with a little flowery hop and raisins.

3.3
foxo82 (917) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Cask at The Counting House, Leicester. Very palatable pale citrus hops. Dry but drinkable.

3.5
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Cask @ The Counting House, Leicester. Golden colour. Lovely aroma- citrus and floral. Taste is quite mellow with the citrus and floral hops coming through. Nice full mouthfeel. Decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
BeerViking (4948) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Cask at the Prince of Wales, Westbury on Trym. Dark gold with a lasting fine white head, orangey hops and light biscuit on the nose, fresh and bitter with fruity undertones and a grapefruit bitter finish.


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