Butcome Goram IPA Zero

English | Cymraeg

A review of Butcome Goram IPA Zero - a hoppy, fizzy, not excessively bitter alcohol-free beer.



ABV: less than 0.5%
Calories per can: 73 (22 per 100ml)

Butcome Brewery was established in 1978 and they’ve built themselves a solid local reputation in the south-west of England, as well as selling their beers more widely in some of the major supermarkets. As far as we know, Goram IPA Zero is their first venture into the alcohol-free beer market.

Let’s start with the name. According to legend, Goram was one of two local giants who set out to empty a lake by carving a huge channel for the water to escape. Goram took to drinking on the job and fell asleep, leaving his brother Ghyston to finish the work. Fortunately, being less than 0.5% ABV, Gorma IPA Zero is unlikely to have the same effect on you.

It’s a beautifully packaged beer, with a teal-coloured label showing Goram looking a bit grumpy under a nice drawing of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. (These brewers are proud of the local area!). It’s a lively beer but not too fizzy, with a nice golden colour. It’s hoppy, like any good IPA, but not excessively bitter. Overall, we love it!

The brewers suggest paring it with vintage cheeses and strong pickles, which seems like a very good idea!

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