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

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

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3.7
saxo (18960) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich nuts, rich caramel, malt, hops and fruits.

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seymour (2076) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Poured from a 1pt .9 fl oz brown bottle into a nonic glass. Nearly opaque copper colour with lots of chill haze, a thin layer of beige foam, and sticky lace. Aromas of sweet malts, caramel candies, molasses, orange marmalade. Flavours: rich malt sweetness, well-balanced by woodsy/earthy hops, toffee, toast, roasted nuts, freshly baked whole-wheat bread, dried apricots, a sweet and juicy plum, faint chocolate and coffee notes. Some pleasant oxidation--I’m pretty sure this bottle had been sitting there quite awhile--but it works with this English Strong Ale style. Well-concealed, alcohol, smooth and warming. A very tasty English ale overall.

3.6
ansjelaah (1748) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
2011, bruine kleur, helder, ruikt en smaakt een beetje als een stout, rook en koffie, bitter, zoet, beetje mout.

3.4
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Black pour with a nice tan head. Long lasting head with plenty of lacing left behind. Malt and chocolate aroma. Creamy mouth with a nice presence of malt. Some chocolate in there for good measure. Nice beer.

3.3
ralphdot (1098) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
6.0% amber colour with a good head, malt aroma and fruity malt taste, good beer.

3.6
Gerbeer (3853) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with medium head. Aromas of molasses and toasted malts. Light flavors of malts, brown sugar, and a bit of biscuit. Bitter finish but overall nice balance. Quite session-able.

2.8
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
13th December 2010
Clear amber beer, small white head. Light dry palate. Well balanced toffee malt and bitterish marmalade hops. A little malt cream. Finishes very dry. Okay but too dry.

3.8
BlackHaddock (7516) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle conditioned 500ml: poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 16 Oct 2012 @ home. The bottle had a best before date of 20 Jan 2013. Dull reddy brown body with a full head of white bubbles on top. The nose was semi-sweet malty molasses with a mini-hint of spicy hops arriving as the beer warmed in the glass. The taste was also malty with a hop bitterness coming late on each sip. Woody, nutty and malty, loads to find in the flavours to be honest: a very complex and enjoyable brew. The alcohol level sat well within the body strength and couldn’t be detected: always a good sign in my eyes.

3.8
Skinnyviking (9644) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting off-white head. Slightly clouded brown body. Lovely barley malt aroma with a dusty light peppery note plus a bit of caramel. Mild and smooth in spite of the relatively high alcohol percentage. Rather sweet though with a herbal spicy flavor and a nice shot of caramel. Fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation, long dry finish. Actually I find that this beer is rather complex and hard to describe.

3.8
HenrikSoegaard (14291) - 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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