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Butcombe Blond - Butcombe Brewery Ltd.

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Butcombe Brewery Ltd.
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: wl0307 on 06-07-2005

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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by stercomm:
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3.45/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had with dinner in Tetly UK, poured from tap.

A- light, clear honey colored, with a very slight white head. Minimal lacing.

S - citrus, some pine typical true English ale.

T - very nice tropical flavor, good hops profile very slight sweet malt in the background. Good crisp finish.

M - medium bodied, medium carbonation.

O - good session beer. Had with fish and chips. Refreshing brew.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.07/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle bought from The Vintage, Antrim...

Poured a crystal clear pale straw colour... white head poured quite small and loose which faded quickly to light covering... lots of carbonation rushes to the surface... light lacing..

Aroma - Strong freshly cut wet grass, light pale biscuity maltiness, floral hops, salty, honey sweetness, light fruits (lemons, apples), some faint almond nuttiness, light spicy / peppery notes, some creamy vanilla...

Taste - Nice strong fruitiness (pineapples, apples, pears), good peppery hop bite, quite strong biscuity malts, floral honey, grassy, some sea salt, light sweet caramel notes...

Feel - Smooth initially then a good sharp bite comes through... medium bodied... extremely thirst quenching and drinkable - a perfect session beer..

Overall - Another excellent brew from Butcombe... recommended...

Photo of seanyfo
3.88/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint served by handpump into imperial pint glass.

A- Rich golden colour with a rocky 2 finger white head. Lacing is moderate at best

S- Grassy notes with a faint syrupy sweetness.

T- A crisp faint nutty toffee sweetness in the beginning complimented by a fruitful floral hoppy finish, a nutty flavour lingers slightly

M- Light, soft crispness.

D- Very refreshing flavoursome session ale.

Photo of LeoEnergy
4.05/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A . Half inch head, Golden, lacy pattern with quick fading.

S . Sweet and floral hop notes.

T . This beer was floral, wheaty, with a hop twist at the beginning and very light bitter ending on the palate.

M/D . This beer was smooth and had great drinkability. The carbonation was very light which works perfectly with this style of beer. I could drink a 6 of these out on the porch on a summer night. Summer and spring time feeling to this floral and hoppy brew. It is not very well know but should get some recognition. Try one, cheers.

Photo of flyingpig
2.12/5  rDev n/a
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A very light golden colour that is almost straw coloured. Very thin white lace for head.

Typical for a golden ale, it's very sweet & light smelling. There is a biscuit like maltiness to it along with lighter hops & sugar.

Typical sweet, fruity flavour upfront. It is mainly an apple & pear fruity taste that is a little too sweet for my liking although it is drinkable.

Warm & smooth tasting & medium to light bodied. Not much I can say about this really other than drink it quite, once it's had time to settle it tastes progressively worse.

Not the best tasting cask ale I have tried, it was pretty ordinary in most respects and could have been more adventurous; it was like every other blonde ale before it.

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4.1/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted this beer by half-pint at the Cross Key (Wetherspoon pub) in City, London.

Appearance: very pale straw colour, with a dense and sustaining white beerhead and very restrained carbonation. Looking just fresh and nice.
Smell: on the nose there is strawish/grassy aroma of hops, mixed with very light honey-tea aroma and sweet, fruity notes of pineapple and sugar-cane. Very fruity and very nice indeed!
Taste: besides the delicate sweetness of pale malts on palate, very light and lively mouthfeel of aromatic hops prevails, leading to a profound but clean, dryish bitterness in the finish. Hops' delicate aroma persists in the mouth and surrounds the tongue, resulting in a rather warmish, wheat-like mouthfeel, reminiscent of some Belgian wheat beer's aftertaste.
Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Light bodied but very flavoursome, the continental hops used in this beer (Slovenian Styrian and Czech Saaz) apparently work well to give this traditional English pale bitter a dinstinctive but fantastic profile. Extremely tasty session beer!

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Butcombe Blond from Butcombe Brewery Ltd.
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.