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


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
2011, bruine kleur, helder, ruikt en smaakt een beetje als een stout, rook en koffie, bitter, zoet, beetje mout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Black pour with a nice tan head. Long lasting head with plenty of lacing left behind. Malt and chocolate aroma. Creamy mouth with a nice presence of malt. Some chocolate in there for good measure. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ralphdot (1038) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
6.0% amber colour with a good head, malt aroma and fruity malt taste, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with medium head. Aromas of molasses and toasted malts. Light flavors of malts, brown sugar, and a bit of biscuit. Bitter finish but overall nice balance. Quite session-able.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
13th December 2010
Clear amber beer, small white head. Light dry palate. Well balanced toffee malt and bitterish marmalade hops. A little malt cream. Finishes very dry. Okay but too dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle conditioned 500ml: poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 16 Oct 2012 @ home. The bottle had a best before date of 20 Jan 2013. Dull reddy brown body with a full head of white bubbles on top. The nose was semi-sweet malty molasses with a mini-hint of spicy hops arriving as the beer warmed in the glass. The taste was also malty with a hop bitterness coming late on each sip. Woody, nutty and malty, loads to find in the flavours to be honest: a very complex and enjoyable brew. The alcohol level sat well within the body strength and couldn’t be detected: always a good sign in my eyes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (8883) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting off-white head. Slightly clouded brown body. Lovely barley malt aroma with a dusty light peppery note plus a bit of caramel. Mild and smooth in spite of the relatively high alcohol percentage. Rather sweet though with a herbal spicy flavor and a nice shot of caramel. Fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation, long dry finish. Actually I find that this beer is rather complex and hard to describe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13278) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white good fully lasting head. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter wonderfull flavor. Week chocolate and nice caramel in perfect bitter/hop balance. Long moderate bitter great finish. Creamy palate. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (6089) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Pours slightly cloudy, amber-red with a medium-sized tan head. Scent is cola...caramel. Taste is deeply fruited, sweet and soft. Bread, toast, raisin..... Wonderful stuff..... .......oh, ....the label art rules.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fdomig (844) - München, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2012
500ml bottle. Aroma is very fruity and sweet. Appearance is wonderful dark amber with a small white head. Taste is slightly bitter and sweet. A soft carbonation and a very nice mouthfeel. Overall a very good English Ale.

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