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Dancing Duck Ay Up / Ey Up

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


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (709) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle from The Real Ale Shop, Newark. Pours a pale yellow gold with a small white head. Has a fruity malt and hoppy citrus aroma and taste. With more hops to finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Cask at Derehams Inn beer festival, High Wycombe. Gold with a small white head. Light citrus and floral notes. A surprising sharpness fails to stop it being rather forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3893) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Cask @ White Lion, Heptonstall. Golden ale with a small head. Has a crisp light malt character and very easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013

Cask @ NWAF 2013, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

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Clear medium to dark yellow color with a average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly diminishing to lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruit malt, apple. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sharp fruit, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130124

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1592) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2013
Pleasant to drink beer with a nice hoppy citruslike aftertaste. Some fatty layer too. Clear golden, lacing. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Citrusey beer with an usually sweet finish for the style. Interesting, and quite pleasant, beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5242) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
500ml Bottle - Golden with a small white head. Tea, lemon and grapefruit in the aroma. Hoppy, yet nicely balanced taste with notes of grapefruit, tea and biscuity malt all being detected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
watfordgap (15) - - JUL 21, 2012
Very pleasant light refreshing summer drinking ale. Hint of ginger beer memories. Well worth looking up @dancingduckbrewery. Plough Inn Diseworth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (692) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
On tap at The Cross Keys, Nottingham. Pale, headless blonde. Nice summery session ale. Hops balanced well with citrus. Medium bitterness and a dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IdrisDragon (4) - WALES - APR 13, 2012 does not count
Light, floral and easy to drink. Not overly hoppy, citrus hop definitely present. Quite lively, lingers a touch on the palate.

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