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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2003
The aroma is roasted and nutty with a touch of licourice. Looks pretty good too - a very dark ruby coloured beer. Tastes of winter fruits and licourice with roast character. Quite juicy and mouthfilling on the palate. Good long finish too. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2003
Nice, clean malty aroma. Copper color. Big malt flavor with a strong hop presence. Enjoyable brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2003
A very good ale, that reminds me slightly of 1845, but a little bit spicier. Pours a dark amber color with a faslty fading head, that has some nice clingy lacing. A bitter and dry finish. Very easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Handpump at Max's on Broadway. Fruity basic bitter with a great head. I mean it when I say this is great session beer. Not hugely complex, nothing awe-inspiring, just damned good English ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2003
illustration of sexy blonde babe on bottle. dark amber brown. faint tobacco aroma. initial malty sweetness followed by a dry bitter bite of hops. feels thin and crisp. good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Large tan head that hangs, nice lacing. Spicey nose with hints of anise and malt. Clear brown/red color.,good looking brew. Medium body. Malty, spicey,fruity. Finish is dry. Pleasent, easy drinking beer. Nice label too.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Poured a rusty brown with a beautiful foam head that stood and stood. Nice florally sweet aroma. The flavor is harsh at first, acidic and woody, but it settles into a smooth (a little flat) roasty ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2005
Bottle. Reddish brown with a huge off-white head. Fruity, bready, spicey aroma. Sweet malt, fruity taste with some nice hoppy bitterness in the finish. Full bodied. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7244) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2006
Bottle picked up at SH Jones Bicester. This was more like it, after having the Wye Valley Butty Bach I then had this one next and had picked it up without even looking at the strength in the shop. This was a corker, poured a deep copper colour with a sweet malty aroma and not much of a head. But it was the Taste Department that this really excelled in, a really full flavoured beer that tasted of toffee, malt, and some slight burned flavours excellent when compared to its stablemate and very good in it’s own right.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - 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.


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