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


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Bottle. My 100th English beer. Poured a very dark amber color with a thin tan colored head. The aroma is plums with some raisins and toast. There is also some walnuts and milk chocolate. The taste is roasted walnuts along with a little smoke and a slightly salty finish. Thick mouthfeel and some woody character make this feel like a proper winter beer.

   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.

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15762) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (11360) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5076) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2716) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (630) - - JUL 16, 2015
Amber haze colour with creamy white head. Visualy medium carbonation. Aroma without notice of an alcohol:you can detect fruity-floral notes with sweetness of malts. Taste is the same, finish slightly dry. Malt sweetness is medium, also hop bitterness. Proper beer for its style.

   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.

   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.

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