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Dancing Duck Ay Up / Ey Up

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Brewed by Dancing Duck
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Derby, England

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
An eminently drinkable English pale session ale. Subtle malt and floral notes are matched splendidly with citrus hop, rounded off with a slightly dry finish.
Ay / Ey Up Me Duck is the phrase that inspired both the name of the brewery and one of the beers but when it came to getting the pumpclips made we discovered that there is much debate surrounding the spelling. The majority of people in Derby seem to think that it should be ’Ay Up’ but head a few miles East or North and people are adamant that it is ’Ey Up’. We didn’t feel that it was up to us to decide and so we had both versions printed and leave it to the pub landlord or lady to choose. So to answer a question that we are often being asked Ay Up and Ey Up are indeed the same beer just different pumpclips.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThirstyBird (2583) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Gravity cask at the Riser festival in Berko. Pours a clear bright light golden yellow with an off-white head. The smell is toasted malt, citrus, a hint of grainy sweet malt. The taste is toasted grain, bitter to begin with and a grainy flavor predominating. Some citrus residing in th bitterness. Light+ in body with average carbonation....just OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2252) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2016
Handpull cask at the New Zealand Arms, Derby. Very light gold, some carbonation and a small white head. Light aroma of lemon peel and fresh grapefruit. It tastes fruity and bittersweet, very pleasant but the finish is noticeably short. It’s actually a lovely little light beer, even if there’s not a lot to it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6269) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2016
Fra fat på New Zealand i Derby 16 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Lys gyldengulbrun. Skum langs glasset. Spotlacing. Lett parfymert aroma. Smaken tørket frukt. Tørr papp-avslutning.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11036) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2016
Half, cask, shared with Finn at New Zealand Arms. A pearl white head blanketing the glass. Clear yellow-gold body content. Fruit hoppy aroma, mid-sweet. Taste of oily hops added by lemon and orange, mid-sweet malt beneath. Short fruit bitter tail. Refreshing and easy to quaff (Derby 16.02.2016).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7765) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2016
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, London, 27 Nov 2015) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, fruity nose with bread, orange and grass. Malty, fruity taste with notes of apricots, toast, citrus, grass and a balanced floral bitterness. Light body, with a touch of sweetness. Fresh and tasty. Quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchad56 (335) - - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle - clear soft pale lemon, low carbonation. Decent white head, but quickly dissipates. Decent fruity aroma. Citrus tasting, dry finish - easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (472) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
A summer ale. Floral notes with malted tones. Golden colour with thin lace. Taste sweet at first with citrus range. A session pale ale that will quench the thirst or at the very least slake it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
On cask at Malt n Hops, Fenton. Pours golden with white head. Very smooth on the palate, well balanced golden session ale. It’s good at what it does.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4688) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2015
Cask by hand-pump at Bon Accord, Glasgow (4 Apr 2015) - pale malty aroma, clear golden, thin white head, good lacing, malty, bit of lemon, very easy to drink, well balanced

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1748) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2015 Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aromas of sweet malt, grain and a little lemony citrus. Taste is lemon and grapefruit, grain and some bitterness. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, biscuity finish. Nothing special but a easy drinking session beer.


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