Beer Review: Gold – Butcombe Brewery Co.

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!

Score: 7/10

Thanks for reading! Cheers!

Additional Information:

  • Hops:Not Available
  • Malt: Marris Otter
  • IBU: Not Available
  • ABV: 4.4%
  • Gluten Free: No
  • Vegan: Yes! (In Bottles)
  • Purchase Location: Tesco

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