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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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2005
has a nice redish color to it. thought it was better when it was a liittle warmer but has a nice sweetness to it and a little spice to.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Our Glass from the bottle at By the Bottle in Vancouver, WA--Poured a deep chestnut amber body with a medium whitish head. Nutty, sweet, hoppy, citrus nose. Malty, chalky, mildly tangy fruity flavors. Fullbodied and earthy in the finish. Very nice beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13104) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (7210) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2011
Slightly hazy amber colored beer, small slightly off-white head. Don’t smell much. Taste malts, slight coffee, slight hops and fruits. Low carbonation, low to medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4033) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
500ml bottle poured a reddish-brown color with a small off-white head and some fine lacing. Aroma is mostly toasted malts. Taste is a pleasant malty sweetness with a mild hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. This is a nice representation of the style and was an enjoyable tasting experience.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2227) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2012
500 ml bottle. A malty beer. Some fruit notes, caramel. The body is thick and sweet. This beer did not hold my interest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2003
Bottled. Deep amber colour, slight burgundy hue. Nice lacy white that clung to the glass to the finish. Big malty aroma, sweet malty taste with good bitter depth and structure. Sharp on the palate and refreshing for such a strong ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Pours a nice dark brown with no head. Flavor is hoppy and tangy and is not well balanced. The maltiness in the aroma does not come through in the flavor. Low carbonation. I did have to give extra points for the great label.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Translucent or clearish amber wiht a thin white head, medium bubbles. The nose has some hints of bitter and alcohol and wheat hops whatever in the nose. THe taste is strong bitter right off. Later bitter as well. It just hangs out in there. Not that bad but just a tad bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2905) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
Bottle, labeled as "Our Glass", shared with blankboy and Hogtown Harry, courtesy of Harry. Musty tea, cinnamon, herbal, rootbeer and malt aroma. Dark brown/orange, very still and flat looking. Very sweet musty malt taste. Tea like. A little thin. A grower, it became a little more like a weak Scotch Ale. Some bitterness and alcohol, but not a ton. Ok, didn’t like it as much as my drinking companions.


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