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%
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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Christian (13822) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber with a lasting white head. Malty aroma with dark fruits. Sweetish malty flavour with dried fruits

bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a medium brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and fruit. Flavor of malt and mild hops. Bitter finish.

thewolf (12802) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours deep redish copper with a small, off-white film head. Soft fruity aroma, a little toffee and English liquorice. Medium carbonation, fine mouthefeel. Great taste. Lots of toffee, light liquorice, sweet chocolate. A long and lingering chocolate, hoppy and dry aftertaste. Really lovely.

Pinball (12329) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2010
clear brown with a red hue, smooth light brown head. malty, dry caramelly, mild hoppy bitter aroma. Quite fullbodied aroma. flavor is dry hoppy, faint flowery, lots of malts, faint sweet caramel, ends deliciously bitter english style, things balance perfectly in this one. Palate sometimes gets a little watery. some of the bitter flavors almost resembles roasted grains. nice one.

shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Honey, cardboard, toffee malt, and straw aroma. Dark amber with moderate head. Moderately sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice body. Good - wish I could have had a fresher bottle though.

hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Bottle... Crystal clear amber ale with a small, frothy, white head. Faint, malty nose and flavor with light notes of toffee and caramel. Sufficiently bittered for "near" balance. Medium-bodied and soothingly creamy with mediocre carbonation. Lightly bitter, grassy finish.

DocLock (11049) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Hazy deep coppery/ruby pour, with small white head. The aroma is caramel malty, with a fruity and hoppy element. The flavor is caramel malty, with a firm hop bite and some finishing fruit. Well balanced and imminently quaffable.

Fin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2006
Bottle picked up at SH Jones Bicester. This was more like it, after having the Wye Valley Butty Bach I then had this one next and had picked it up without even looking at the strength in the shop. This was a corker, poured a deep copper colour with a sweet malty aroma and not much of a head. But it was the Taste Department that this really excelled in, a really full flavoured beer that tasted of toffee, malt, and some slight burned flavours excellent when compared to its stablemate and very good in it’s own right.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Dorothy Goodbody’s Our Glass
Date: 08/14/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta

dark amber, scant head, light sweet malt aroma with a hint of chocolate, rich malt flavor with a long bitter finish, 60 ibu?

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
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leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2003
The aroma is roasted and nutty with a touch of licourice. Looks pretty good too - a very dark ruby coloured beer. Tastes of winter fruits and licourice with roast character. Quite juicy and mouthfilling on the palate. Good long finish too. Good beer.

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