Friday 4 March 2011: Bitter buttcombing
I decided to start with the Butcombe Bitter. A 4.5 percenter brewed in Bristol.
The tasting notes say: "A notably bitter beer... amber in colour, clean tasting, refreshingly dry and distinctive. Made with 100% English malts together with a blend of traditional English hop varieties."
I'd firmly agree with 'notably bitter' bit. Wow - bitter and sharp.
Not an immediate favourite, but it may have grown on me by the time I reach the bottom of the bottle. Which I intend to do now.