After digging through my trove of beers I’ve unearthed one last treat from my good friend Matty. Part of the beers that he gave me, what feels like a decade ago now but is realistically only been a month. This is another new brewery for me in the form of Bristol born Butcombe Brewing Co. This is their flagship ‘Gold’ golden ale at 4.4% ABV which won a Gold award in the 2019 ‘Taste of the West’ competition.
Visually the beer has a great marmalade colour with a light, quickly dissipating head. Almost nothing on the nose really, perhaps the lightest malt but that is all. Despite a rather dull aroma the beer actually has a really decent flavour to it. It’s got a malty sweetness to it and a flavour of stone fruits particularly plums which is very interesting. A sweet hoppy finish and a good level of carbonation that keeps the beer moving.
A quick note on the bottle art: A feel it’s reminiscent of old school bottles of beer. Golden yellow with black is a classic combo and the Bristol skyline is cool as well.
A pretty nice conclusion to Matty’s beery gifts. A rather interesting golden ale with an unexpected sweetness. Still really good drinkability and a surprising level of flavour when you consider the nose was devoid of anything at all. Personally, I definitely prefer the Exmoor Ales Gold but I’d happily have another pint of this!
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- Hops:Not Available
- Malt: Marris Otter
- IBU: Not Available
- ABV: 4.4%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes! (In Bottles)
- Purchase Location: Tesco