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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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1.8
wickedpete (636) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2007
Smells like feet or stinky cheese. Flavor is very watered down, but has hints of fruit, and a lingering aftertaste of hard sugars. It’s just not possible to get over the horrid smell.

2.9
doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Dark red with creamy head. Notes of sweet malt and carmel. Fairly sweet flavour that is quite malty with some fruity notes. A bit carbonated; sweet in front and mild bitter finish.

3
brentfeesh (1216) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Thanks to Book_M_Dano for this. 16 oz bottle. Amber pour with a light head. There is not much aroma (spice and malt???). The flavor is a light bitterness (in an English way) with well balanced non-descript malts. The body is creamy with a full and creamy mouth feel…Very boring.

3.6
thegreenrooster (4562) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Pour is a dark hazy red with an average white head. Aroma is a nice mix of spice and cinnamon. Flavor is also a nice mix of flavors. Some hops show up but a nice spice hits the tounge along with some dustyness and caramel malts. A nice brew to sip on a cold night.

2.9
dwyerpg (6413) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Absolutely no head. Some pretty dry hops, but mostly it just tastes flat. That said, its weirdly grainy flavor is still pretty good, just not great.

3.6
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
The 25 ounce bottle poured a slightly hazy dark amber beverage with a large smooth cream colored head that was mostly lasting and left great lacing on the glass. The aroma had a good balance for the style with the hop characteristics being dominant. There were floral and herbal notes out front with a nice malt sweet backdrop. The body was medium-full with lively carbonation and a sharp, dry texture. The flavor started off with a slight sweetness; the hop character coming out strong. Toward the middle the sweetness subsides and a nice hop bitterness takes over lasting through the good long finish.

3
Tmoney99 (14985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Bottle. Poured hazy dark brown color with a minimal froty white head that mostly lasted with minimal lacing. Moderate tart fruity aroma. Medium body. Medium tart fruity flavor with a medium smooth sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer did not meet my expectations.

3.6
TimE (6131) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 18, 2006
Deep copper color, brussels lacing. Raspberries, ornages, cranberries, cinnamon in the nose. Light med body, cinnamon, pumpkin, spice, watery finish.

3
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2006
Dark amber with a frothy head. Sweet, leathery aroma. The taste begins with some sweet maltiness, but the bitter hit is prompt, ashy and aggressive. Just what I was feeling like today.

3.7
thornecb (6064) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Pours deep mahogany into an English pint. Off-white micro head. Licorice notes. Creamy with a sharp, lasting licorice bitter finish.


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