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


on tap

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RATINGS: 187   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 (4276) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (896) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
simontomlinson (149) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Pure white frothy head stayed well on a translucent, effervescent, light golden body. No aroma. Medium bodied, smooth & slightly cloying ojn the back. Malt, faint hints of hops & tastes a bit soapy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redders1974 (1152) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2017
Dark gold thin head taste butterscotch dusty hops so so light bitter bottle at home from morrisons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (6895) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2016
Fra fat p Edmunds Brewhouse, Birmingham 21 Sep 16. Delt med Rune. Gylden. Filmskum. Lett maltaroma. Smaken frukt & malt. I stligste laget men ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ktwse (4297) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Pours clear amber with a finger of white head. Aroma of bread, malt and mild citrus. Taste is smooth, mild nutty sweet with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Light to medium bodied, smooth, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
IPATamer2 (1) - - DEC 3, 2016 does not count
Slight yeasty smell from the bottle rather like home brew yeast. Thin head dispersed almost immediately. Distinctive fruity aroma with a hint of melon. Sweet, moderately hoppy flavour with a hint of honey and a pleasant aftertaste.Surprisingly full bodied. I would definitely drink this as a session ale but perhaps the aroma promised something the taste couldnt quite deliver.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (700) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Butelka. Bursztynowy kolor. Piana biala mala szybko zanika. Delikatny posmak i aromat owocowy rodzynki chmiele goryczkowy finisz.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11718) - Troms, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2016
Cask at Edmunds Brewhouse. Crocheted lacing from a filmy white layer. Near clear golden body. Mild caramel nose. Mixed taste of buttery caramel and ripe citrus. Bittersweet endnotes. Decent Brit bitter (Shared with Finn, Birmingham 21.09.2016).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabuzzer (684) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2016
500ml bottle. Light amber with a thin white head. Soft fruit aroma, taste is fruity too with a bitter finish and a buttery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4449) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle from the Co-op, says its bottle conditioned but I couldnt see any true in there. Pours a bright golden-amber with a thin white foam, a little caramel and sweetcorn on the nose. Malty sweet at first, then with a dry, faintly dusty edge. Light bitterness and a hint of toasted caramel in the dry malty finish. A pleasant quaffing bitter, that probably would have been a golden mild back in the day!

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