Monday, 17 August 2020

650: Butcombe | Gold

20200724_122301The brewery: “Bristol born and made to stand out, Butcombe Brewing Co. began life at a time of cultural, social and political change, crafting beer before ‘craft beer’ was even a thing…….You see, at that time, no one was risking it all starting a brewery, making simple, premium, easy-drinking ale. To do so was an act of defiance. Or madness. But, 42 years and a lot of hard graft later, by staying true to our beliefs and Bristolian roots, it looks like owning a resolutely maverick brewing company isn’t such a crazy idea after all. By going against the grain, to work intimately with it, we made our own statement with every pint. And what was true then is just as important today.”

The beer: “Go gold or go home. Made from dazzling Maris Otter malt, our exceptional golden ale won’t disappoint. Part bitter, part sweet, 100% refreshing. Fearlessly brewed, this is a well-balanced, full-bodied golden beer with a subtle floral and herby aroma. A true Bristol sunset in a bottle, worth its weight in gold……Gold is the perfect complement to a rich tomato ragu with al dente pasta, bringing out the earthiness of Italian herbs for a dynamic, satisfying flavour combination with a quirky twist. “

My second ale from the Butcombe stable on this trip. It was ok - and there was nothing wrong with it physically - but it just didn’t excite. A good session beer on a hot day though were it a little weaker. 4.4% A.B.V.

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