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


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (14421) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2011
Clear amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light nutty. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 240711

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (13131) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops and a little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12975) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12755) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Bottle as Our Glass. Earthy malty aroma. Amber color with a two finger beige head. An old ale aroma for sure. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is malt with something like medium dark or dried light stone fruit. This is great stuff. The mildly roasted malt is set off by some bitter hop. I can’t describe it, so you must just try it. It is very, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Clear copper with small creamy beige head, nice circular lacing. Aroma is aroma is toasty and earthy, medium sweet. Taste is light sweet, earthy and roasty, slightly peatish. Finish is scotch ale. Medium body, slightly chewy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a medium brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and fruit. Flavor of malt and mild hops. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Bottle. Poured hazy dark brown color with a minimal froty white head that mostly lasted with minimal lacing. Moderate tart fruity aroma. Medium body. Medium tart fruity flavor with a medium smooth sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer did not meet my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11892) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11858) - 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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2004
Bottle Conditioned. Redish brown beer with mid head, low condition. Strong dark flavoured beer with a toffeeish undercurrent. Some boiled hop notes with a vegetable, cabbagy note. Nothing special despite the ABV.

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