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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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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber with a lasting white head. Malty aroma with dark fruits. Sweetish malty flavour with dried fruits

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5267) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (5924) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Ruby with a weak tan head. Sweet floral aroma, some licorice. Disappointing flavor. Decent but not exceptional. Great label but not a great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Mine was one of the "Our Glass" bottles. It’s a muddy reddish-brown with a wee white head and, luckily, tastes better than it looks. The aroma is a nutty roasted malt with dark, dried juicy fruits (prunes, raisins) and an earthy hop bitterness. It’s a thick drink with dark sweet malt, a bit of rough smoke, dried fruits, nuts, and hop bitterness. Nice dry finish. Good, but not special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Labelled as "Our Glass". Pours a flat clear reddish-brown with no head. Mild semi-sweet aroma of light hops, spices and caramel malt. Flavour is quite malty and has a mild Scotch Ale quality to it. It’s also surprisingly bitter compared to the aroma. Thin to medium bodied. Hey tupalev, you mention not liking it as much as me & Harry but I rated it lower then you, so clearly you are wrong. Overall it was a decent beer but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Bottle wife brought back from Wi. Has a spicey, fruity aroma. Red body when held to light and vitually no head to speak of. Flavor has a stong barley presence along with fruit and spice bitter. Left on palate is a laquer paste of spice and bitter. Filling beer and a warms the body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29691) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (2883) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2007
A rich malty beer with deep caramel malts. The hops have a deep herbal flavors. The taste of the beer gives a real presence of English ale

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - 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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