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

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2011
Bottle@John bull pub.Pours deep brown with an off-white head.Aroma of malt, hay, grains, caramel and some fruitiness.Flavor is sweet and somewhat sugary with some spicy notes.Medium body, average carbonation.Ok beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle at John bull. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, sweetness, malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malt, caramel, hop, alcohol, fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle at John Bull, Aalborg. It pours a clear, dark amber body and a small, dense, off-white to beige head. The aroma is weak and caramel scented, with some roasted, coffee aromas. Full body, slightly over-carbonated. Medium dry. The flavor has coffee, dark chocolate, some dried fruits and a bitter touch. Bitter finish. Pleasant, tasteful and interesting. Would like to have more of this one. 101204

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pint .9oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. The label has a very brief description of the beer plus serving temp. It also has the abv listed at 6%. Appearance: The body has a deep amber color with a burnt orange to reddish highlight. It has tons of visible carbonation rushing up to its thick and creamy head. The tightly packed off white head leaves lots of cool lace patterns and rings on the glass. Smell: It’s malty and sweet with notes of caramel and toffee. Underneath the maltiness is a mild dried leafy/herbal and slightly mineral like hop presence. Taste/Palate: Meeting on the tongue are wonderful malty bready notes with hints of bready yeast, caramel and toffee with mellow fruitiness. Light leafy and herbal hops add a pleasant balance of mild bitterness to the finish. Its mouth feel is a solid medium to full and smooth as silk with mellow carbonation. Notes: This beer has a brilliant flavor, balance and excellent drinkability. Cheers!!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle from Waitrose, Stroud. Deep brown in colour with a touch of red and decent, off-white head. Fruity aroma with some caramel sweetness. Flavours of barley sugar and redcurrant jelly, with plenty of alcohol in the finish. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Sampled on 1/9/2011. This English Strong Ale pours a medium brown color from a 50cl bottle. Large sized white foamy head, with long lasting retention and nice lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity, bready and sweet. A medium bodied English Strong Ale. The malts are caramel, fruity, bready and sweet. The hops are herbal and floral. Nice carbonation, a touch soft for a bottled ale. Nice balanced. Seems a little dry at the finish, with a touch of hops. Decent beer. Mouthfeel is full, yet sometimes get a little thin. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2010
clear brown with a red hue, smooth light brown head. malty, dry caramelly, mild hoppy bitter aroma. Quite fullbodied aroma. flavor is dry hoppy, faint flowery, lots of malts, faint sweet caramel, ends deliciously bitter english style, things balance perfectly in this one. Palate sometimes gets a little watery. some of the bitter flavors almost resembles roasted grains. nice one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2601) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours dark amber with a small head. Aroma sweet and caramel malt. Hint of apple. Sweet start. Spicy caramel malt finish. Cloying aftertaste. Bit thin for the 6%.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle from Monument Wine. Pours amber with a decent beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a tasty caramel malt base with subtle hop bitterness. This would be a lovely session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber with a lasting white head. Malty aroma with dark fruits. Sweetish malty flavour with dried fruits


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