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Brewed by Wye Valley
Style: English Strong Ale
Bromyard, England

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mainly available bottle conditioned. Occasionally available on cask.
The fields of barley ripening in the sunshine; the hops climbing up the bines in late summer... It was sights like these that inspired Dorothy to create her Country Ale.
Made with all-natural ingredients, it’s a must for any discerning drinker who savours the summer and cares about the countryside.
This strong, full-bodied ruby ale can be enjoyed on its own or as a partner to red meat dishes, cheeses and even rich steamed puddings.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
What makes Our Glass a very interesting beer, is this beer is not available in the UK. Our Glass is an English "Strong" Ale by style, brewed for the export market in the United States. Coming in at 6% abv, which is no means "strong" by American microbrew standards, this beer is a rich, delicious, complex real ale, with lots of flavor and character. It is brewed with Amber, Pale, Crystal, and Wheat malts, and hopped with a very UK hop variety called Bramling Cross. Marketed in beautiful brown Imperial pint bottles with a picture of the beautiful Dorothy sitting in a field with a green dress, this beer would make any beer lover drool. Dorothy Goodbody’s Our Glass pours to a beautiful, bright, ruby red color with a slight white head that fades and a soft carbonation. It is important to note, with real ale, you must pour carefully. For this beer to pour bright, you must leave the dregs in the bottle or the beer will pour hazy. My suggestion is leave the last bit of beer in the bottle. You can drink it(I do) or you can just discard it. If you do drink it, clear your palate with some water, and enjoy this beer without any chance of the flavors being muddled. The nose on this beer has a wonderfully malty and fruity aroma, with some nice flowery hop aromas, to balance out the sweet malty and fruity aromas. The palate is very soft on the tongue with lots of really good pale and sweet malt flavors paired with estery, juicy fruity flavors. There is also, as Garrett Oliver(brewmaster at the Brooklyn Brewery) likes to say, a back drop of flinty flavor, often found in British ales. What is flinty? You really have to taste it to understand what it means, but it is there in this beer. Our Glass finishes with more of those great malty and fruity flavors, then ends with some nice flowery/slightly herbal bitterness that lingers on the tongue. This is yet another very impressive beer, from a very impressive British brewery. I could see my self losing a whole day in a pub drinking pint after pint of this beer. It has so much flavor, yet it is so soft and drinkable

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a medium brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and fruit. Flavor of malt and mild hops. Bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown vibrant beer with a citric fruity aroma and a fairly strong fruity and dry flavour. Overall quite disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2005
has a nice redish color to it. thought it was better when it was a liittle warmer but has a nice sweetness to it and a little spice to.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1904) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2005
Bottle. Reddish brown with a huge off-white head. Fruity, bready, spicey aroma. Sweet malt, fruity taste with some nice hoppy bitterness in the finish. Full bodied. Good stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Pours a cloudy reddish-brown with a small light brown head that doesn’t last long, no lacing either. Bready and caramel aromas, sugary caramel and sweet honey flavors, medium bodied with a lightly carbonated almost watery mouthfeel. Finishes with a lingering sweetness, gets better as it warms.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Mine was one of the "Our Glass" bottles. It’s a muddy reddish-brown with a wee white head and, luckily, tastes better than it looks. The aroma is a nutty roasted malt with dark, dried juicy fruits (prunes, raisins) and an earthy hop bitterness. It’s a thick drink with dark sweet malt, a bit of rough smoke, dried fruits, nuts, and hop bitterness. Nice dry finish. Good, but not special.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
From A Bottle.Reddish brown in colour with a small head, aroma is of light hops,taste is sweet with malt,dark fruit and a dry sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Bottle. My 100th English beer. Poured a very dark amber color with a thin tan colored head. The aroma is plums with some raisins and toast. There is also some walnuts and milk chocolate. The taste is roasted walnuts along with a little smoke and a slightly salty finish. Thick mouthfeel and some woody character make this feel like a proper winter beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6354) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2010 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot), trace yeast (dough), with light notes of vanilla, paper, prune. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Not much to say; a pretty dull beer. Rather tart in a not-so-pleasant way.


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