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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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3.3
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2009
Cask (handpump) at the Plough, Worcester, May 2009. I only went for it because I thought I had only had it in bottle but it turned out to be one of those "I must have rated this before, oh no I haven’t moments". Ginger colour. Good condition. Quite fruity aroma. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Sweetish. Some medicinal herbal notes.

3.3
evergreen0199 (3368) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010. A copper coloured pour with a smallish white head. Malty/fruity aroma. Tastes malty, fruity, caramel, sweet, spice. Quite drinkable.

3.3
chrisv10 (17427) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops and a little bitter.

3.3
ralphdot (1094) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
6.0% amber colour with a good head, malt aroma and fruity malt taste, good beer.

3.2
BillKismet (4057) - 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
omhper (25113) - 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
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
RichardGretton (4770) - 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
hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, 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
thedm (6179) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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.


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