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

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RATINGS: 141   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ralphdot (990) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
6.0% amber colour with a good head, malt aroma and fruity malt taste, good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3355) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2003
An english strong ale from England, to much of a rarity in these parts! Deep amber, buit fairly flat looking--it may have sat for a bit at the beer fest. An initial impression was that it was fairly hoppy for an ESA, but curls of candy malt soon caught the attention of the olfactory sense. The flavor is fairly hoppy as well, this brew, said to be bottle conditioned, seemed like it was overripe and underdeveloped--still in its infancy. If this was a fish we would be forced to throw it back. Oh well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19791) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2003
Bottled. Nut brown. Raisin aroma. Malty and fruity, full bodied. Salty, bitter finish. Well crafted, but perhaps a bit plain.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2004 Bottled conditioned from Wycombe Wines, High Wycombe, Bucks. (500ml). A decent ale with a variety of flavours, and some underlying roastiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4274) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown vibrant beer with a citric fruity aroma and a fairly strong fruity and dry flavour. Overall quite disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4219) - Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Bottle. Poured a small tan head that fully dissipated, no lacing, minimal carbonation, cloudy, and a brown orange hue. Nose was malty, caramel and lightly hoppy. Flavor was malty, bitter, caramel, and hops. Tingly palate. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4963) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 24, 2006
This bottled brew poured a small sized head of frothy light tan colored mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a hazy body with finely sized yeast floaties that was brown in color. The aroma was mild with sweet malty notes and the mouth feel was vinous and tingly from start to finish. The sweet malty flavor left a semi-thick feeling in my mouth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2006
Nose is slightly burnt malt with some caramel. Pours ruby brown with a weak head. The flavour is rich and full of coffee, molasses and sweet malt, albeit a little thin and watery. The finish builds with a pleasant, lasting bitterness. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5309) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Bottle labeled under the "Our Glass" moniker. Pours a headless dark brown. Very murky. Nose is malty and sweet with chocolate notes and caramel. Light hop aromas as well. Taste is cocoa, sweet malts, dusty or powdery cocoa, light floral hops. Touch of spice as well. Body is light-medium with almost no carbonation. Rather smooth, though. Finishes with more powdery cocoa, light flowery hops, soft chocolate, sweet malts, dried dark fruits, and a bit of spice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2009
The color is dark amber and the head is huge, creamy and lasting. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel and fruit. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of fruit, malt, caramel, citrus, light licorice, alcohol and the finish is spicy and dry.


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