Brewed by Wye Valley
Style: Bitter
Bromyard, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
’Butty Bach’ is Welsh for ’little friend’. This full-bodied, smooth and satisfying premium ale is burnished gold in colour, and certainly has made a few friends in its time.
We brew it using Maris Otter and Crystal malts, flaked barley, malted wheat, and locally grown Fuggles, Goldings and Bramling Cross hops. With such fine ingredients, no wonder it remains a firm favourite among our followers.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (7047) - Edinburgh, - NOV 22, 2012
On tap @ the Haymarket. Pours amber with a nice head. The nose has biscuits, toffee and some sweet maltiness in the background. The taste is much the same. The palate is generally light to medium in body with a smooth texture and a reasonably refreshing finish. Overall, a decent session ale but didn’t go back for another.

Dbcwi88 (97) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2018
Pale golden colour not much on nose. Slight bready malt taste and slight bitter hop finish. Unremarkable but ok

NCFortune (8) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2018 does not count
Slight sweet malt taste with a thin to medium mouthfeel. No aroma to speak of. Very drinkable and forgettable.

zacgillbanks (5661) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2018
Bottle from Mam and Dad's holiday, Southern England. Hazy pale golden coloured with a thin white head. It has sweet fruity, toffee and slight floral flavour followed by caramel and vanilla notes on the smooth finish. Not bad.

Holmen2 (4308) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2017
From cask at Old Fox, Birmingham, 28.11.17. Clear golden. Small white head. Taste of pale malt and a slight hint of hops. Boring and waterish.

TasteGuide6 () - - NOV 8, 2017
My favourite, a great wholesome beer. Does fill you up though, thick in texture

Pyobon (1531) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2017
(Bottle) Pours clear amber with good white head. Pleasant aroma - grassy, some citrus notes. Light body with plenty of carbonation. Taste is light malt with plenty of balancing tartness, and some pleasant bitterness in finish. Pleasant but unexceptional.

theprof (1380) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2017
Bottle from Sainsburys. Aroma has cereal, nuts, and floral hops, with a background note of cooked vegetables. Pours a clear, light golden, amber with thin white top that does not stick around. Taste is medium sweet and lightly sour; so this bitter is reluctant to be bitter. Palate has medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, and at last a butter finish. If my luck holds this Worcestershire ale should ensure that I have had a beer from all the counties of England. Many of them have been better than this.

allmyvinyl (11208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2017
Bottle from Morrisons, Caernarfon. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of twiggy hops, light caramel. Taste is light sweet, light biscuit, faint dried herbs. Clean finish.

BeerNinjaUK (491) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2017
Bottle from supermarket in Wales. Pours deep amber with decent head. Aroma hop heavy but with a very smooth mouthfeel. Satisfying.

blueruin (254) - - MAY 26, 2017
Pours golden with no noticeable head. Moderate apparent carbonation. Some cereal, but no strong aroma. Subtle, farily traditional english booze. More about malt and cereal than hops, it is soft and drinkable and nicely balanced. May not be about to win any awards for unusual ingredients or clever branding, but it’s a really pleasant, fruity and straightforwardly enjoyable drink. A touch cloying, true but bizarre to see it rated so poorly on ratebeer.

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