County Dark Ale | Wellington County Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wellington County Brewery
Ontario, Canada
wellingtonbrewery.ca

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wellington’s most decorated beer is a dark traditional ale with a rich bouquet, matured slowly to deliver exceptional smoothness and balance.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
72
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.59/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Classic standby. 'County'

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3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect for a mid afternoon patio.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: A light brown appearance. One finger of a somewhat quickly dissipating head. Lacing was non existant.

S: Sweet malty notes. Caramel, a bit of milk chocolate, and some toasty notes as well.

T: Reminiscent of an English brown ale. Caramel is the dominant flavor in this one, but I also get some fruity notes. Some toasty notes make their way through. Some raisin-like sweetness comes through. A little bit of milk chocolate also pokes its head out.Slight hop presence is detectable: earthy, English hops. Rather sweet as a whole but still very drinkable.

F: Medium body. Carbonation is a bit prickly, but overall it feels okay.

O: It's okay, and definitely easy to drink. Maybe a bit too sweet and high an ABV for a proper session but it's a decent beer. This could be an amazing introductory to craft for a beginner, but it's relatively passable for someone who is already expanded deeply into craft. It's good though, just not amazing.

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3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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1.84/5  rDev -49.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of kevinlater
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

473ml can into nonic pint. "enjoy before 2014 oct 07". consumed on june 16, 2014

a: a deep brown coming out of the can, pitch black with brown/ruby highlights without any light through it, but then passing some light through it reveals that this beer has a deep and glowing brown-and-ruby-red hue. three fingers of tan head. looks amazing

s: roasted malt, toast, nuts, hints of chocolate and maybe even mild coffee, slight raisin

t: follows the nose but has a slight woodiness to it, which adds a nice layer of complexity. big roasty character all around, milk chocolate and burnt brown sugar as well, with shy raisin notes in the background. i'm even getting hints of licorice and prune on the back end. wow. finishes with a gentle bitterness, drying your palate for the next sip (or gulp). the roasty flavours linger forever. mindblowing taste for a 5% abv beer

m: light mouthfeel, rather watery. light-to-medium carbonation

o: a thin but flavourful and drinkable dark ale

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3/5  rDev -18%

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County Dark Ale from Wellington County Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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