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


on tap

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RATINGS: 190   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (4765) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle conditioned, Orange gold colour with medium head. Slightly sweet aroma. Taste is sweet malts a little bread. Smooth on the palate. I used to drink this a lot on cask and I remember it tasting better, maybe my tastes have changed in the last 5 years plus.

Pyobon (1481) - 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 (1135) - 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 (10931) - 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 (484) - 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 (156) - - 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.

daihard (1) - Cwmbran, WALES - MAY 18, 2017 does not count
One of the best ales around, anywhere in the world. Sounds Welsh, but actually brewed in Herefordshire. i prefer drinking it out of the fridge, not at room temperature. First sip of the night is like nectar, and still tastes good after 4 or 5 at the end of the night. Becoming very popular and widespread in Herefordshire and SE Wales due to the quality, taste and the fact that it is not over-priced. Great alternative to Speckled Hen or Doombar.

Gary (2054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
500ml bottle. in a Guinness mug . A nice Bitter , pretty fruity and malty . good simple little low boost beer.

RatingsGuru46 (1) - Little Dewchurch, Herefordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2017 does not count
Amazing beer that tastes of beer with a hint of beerishness...my glass had beer in it so I drank it and it was yummy...it didn’t have any citrus notes or buttery flavours because it was a beer not a lemon meringue pie...there was a slight aroma of old dog but I think that was the old man sat across from me in the pub with a knackered looking Labrador.

Heidbummer (813) - SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle. Pours pale amber, very soft aroma. Actually, everything is soft, the taste, the look, the smell, the mouthfeel. It’s OK, but inoffensive. Traditional you might say. A bit boring I would say.

hohops (1065) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Appearance- golden and very clear, plenty of bubbles rising, a one-finger white foamy head. Aroma- caramel malt, hops, malty bread, stewed fruit hints. Taste- sweet malty caramel, crisp hops, fizzy mouthfeel, short finish.

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