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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ethereal (2417) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20239) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (1942) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - 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...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34282) - 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]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2009
Cask (handpump) at the Plough, Worcester, May 2009. I only went for it because I thought I had only had it in bottle but it turned out to be one of those "I must have rated this before, oh no I haven’t moments". Ginger colour. Good condition. Quite fruity aroma. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Sweetish. Some medicinal herbal notes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2009
Amber with medium white head. Aroma is malts, caramel, touch of smoke / tobacco. And a definite hint of cheap hot dog. More tobacco in flavour, more malts and caramel, some spice, little alcohol burn. Thin mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2009
Pours a chestnut amber with a thin and soon-forgotten head. Aroma is anglo-hops and pinched sweetness. Tastes like a slightly over-powered ESB. Good carbonation, thinnish body. Nothing to write home about.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2009
The color is dark amber and the head is huge, creamy and lasting. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel and fruit. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of fruit, malt, caramel, citrus, light licorice, alcohol and the finish is spicy and dry.


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