Gale's Butser Bitter

Formerly brewed at Fuller's
Style: Bitter
Chiswick, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
Cask; Regular.
Named after Butser Hill, the dominant hill on the South Downs, Butser is a medium strength bitter with a pleasant lightness of touch and good balance. Previously known as BBB, Buster was given its current identity in 1991.
Butser is a wonderfully light, thirst-quenching bitter. Brewed to 3.4% ABV, the flavour is well-balanced, with a delicate hop aroma and subtle malt and hop flavours on the palate. We recommend you try it with some cured meat - delicious!

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Beersiveknown (5309) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 15, 2011
Drunk Multiple times in Old House at Home Romsey and Wykeham Arms Winchester before brewing was discontinued on it in 2008. This beer pours a mid brown with a small white head. Weet-a-Bix aroma which follows through into the body. Pleasantly malty with a back up bitterness. I always preferred this beer to Gales HSB and indeed Fullers Chiswick too.

JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
Pint at the Kick Off. Poured a nice dark ruby with brownish highlights. Small beige cap. The aroma is quite nice, very Brit hop-forward with some mild cherry fruit esters and chrystal malts. Flavour starts out with some nice hop flavour as well as accompanying bitterness, transitioning into a pleasant mild malty sweetness. Watery palate that makes this one go down way too quick. Carbonation is medium but high for Bitter standards. Some sort of weird salty aspect immerges as it warms. All in all an enjoyable pint, deserving of a slightly higher over-all score. It’s nothing that bad, just very pedestrian.

bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2009 Handpulled cask at a few Gales tied houses over the years. Chestnut with a white head. An innoffensive session bitter. Never had too much characture so hasn’t changed dramatically now that Fullers brew it.

cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2008
Cask in england somewhere ...deep brown,light sweet malt ,light fruity light toffee

berkshirejohn (6760) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2007
Cask at South Hill Park, Bracknell. Chestnut with a thin white head; rather sour fruity aroma; sweet and nutty flavour, rather thin body; sweet malty finish.

downender (9003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2007
Cask-conditioned at the Mad Bishop & Bear, Paddington Station 10/6/07. A decent session bitter. Amber coloured with a slight off-white head. Aroma was pleasantly fruity and slightly sweet. Flavour was also predominantly malty with a hint of a dry finish. Not bad.

detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
Hand pump at The Ship, near Portsmouth. Thats not very helpfull, really - every pub round there is called The Ship if its not The Nelson or The Victory... Looks nice, clear amber, small head. Very sweet, like other Gales beers (ESB etc), malty, some hop dryness in the finish. A good light bodied summer afternoon beer.

harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2007
Cask handpull at Basketmakers Arms, Brighton. First time I’ve had this beer. Clear amber colour with thin lasting off white head. Pleasant session bitter with decent tingling hop on finish. Some hop/malt aroma. Easy drinking in mouth, subtle decent citrus lmeony hop finish. Not huge flavour, but happily drinkable.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2006
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 05/08/2004 Amber golden colour and slightly hoppy. Smooth crisp malt finish.

fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2005
Cask at the Market Porter, London
Dark amber color; thin head, nice lace. Light malt aroma. Quite weak flavors, poor malt, fresh but too simple.

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