Butcombe Blond | Butcombe Brewery Ltd.

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Butcombe BlondButcombe Blond

Brewed by:
Butcombe Brewery Ltd.
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wl0307 on 06-07-2005

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by stercomm:
Photo of stercomm
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
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 +13.1%
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...

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Photo of seanyfo
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Photo of LeoEnergy
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of flyingpig
2.12/5  rDev -41.1%
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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Photo of wl0307
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
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.
3.6 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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