Butty Bach by Wye Valley

Wye Valley’s Brewery Butty Bach is one of the most popular real ales available. Found in many Beer Festival’s around the country, this is a great Ale.


Type: Bitter
ABV: 4.5%
Brewery: Wye Valley

Whenever I see Wye Valley's Butty Bach available at a pub or present at a Real Ale Festival, I know I will be having a pretty good time.

Over the dozen or so times I've had a pint of Butty Bach, I've never been disappointed. The quality of the Ale is excellent. Golden amber in colour, there is very little carbonation, and is very clear. The head, although quite small, laces the glass nicely the less right towards the bottom at the end of the drink.

Wye Valley's Butty Bach, on a park table in the Fox & Hounds Beer Garden.

On the nose, there’s hints of sweetness, along with bread, hay, and a tiny amount of orange zest.

This Ale is all about the drinking. The body is medium on the palate. It’s creamy and gives a lasting finish in the mouth. Flavours include some caramel, mixed with hops and a little bitter finish. Nothing too complex, and it doesn't attack you with hops. Very enjoyable.

My drinking partner of the night, Hefin, commented that this may not be an all night session Ale, and I can see where he’s coming from. With the creamy sweetness, you may find this Beer a little too much after three or four pints. So, to conclude, enjoy a few pints of this, and savour it.

See: Golden, Amber

Smell: Orange Zest, Bread, Hay

Taste: Bitter/Sweet, Caramel

Final Score:
4.5 out of 5
4.5 out of 5
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