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

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RATINGS: 140   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34777) - 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]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2007
50 cL bottle. Pours hazzlenut brown with a fully diminished head (started out dense and off-white). Aroma is slight nutty and sweet caramel. Has a slight herbal note too. Starts sweet malty and turns into a more soft malty flavour which again gains some liqourice sharpness in the finish. Ends pleasant with a persisting liqourice flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2007
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a thin head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of alcohol and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with light notes of spices and caramel, leading to a dry bitter finish with a light touch of roasted malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, dark, amber golden with an off-white head. Sweetish, roasted malt nose. Quite full-bodied and solid with plenty of malt and caramel. Some hoppiness in the finish where also some alcohol shows. 311007

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20299) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2003
Bottled. Nut brown. Raisin aroma. Malty and fruity, full bodied. Salty, bitter finish. Well crafted, but perhaps a bit plain.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - 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...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13852) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich nuts, rich caramel, malt, hops and fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13350) - 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


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