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 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11932) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (3352) - 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%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9148) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber with a lasting white head. Malty aroma with dark fruits. Sweetish malty flavour with dried fruits

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 07/08/2010 Fruity aroma. Mid brown dark coloured a little rich on the palate strong in alcohol and fruity with a bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010, 4th Aug 2010. Mid brown, flat. Cheap chocolate (think Hersheys) and toffee on the nose. Similar flavour. Dull and flat. Blurgh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2010
Cask@GBBF10. Coppery red colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruits, some alcohol, mild floral and fruity hoppyness along with some wood and mild syrup. Flavour is fruits, wood, some mild alcohol, mild syrup as well as some slight notes of caramel malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (3020) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010. A copper coloured pour with a smallish white head. Malty/fruity aroma. Tastes malty, fruity, caramel, sweet, spice. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2010 Bottle at home ... copper thin white head ... sweet toffee malts...sweet fruity toffee hop ... juicy ... little hop resins ... some blackcurrant ... little hop bitterness...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, light roasted - caramel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, vanilla. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100119]

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