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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: 29   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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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 íAy Upí but head a few miles East or North and people are adamant that it is íEy Upí. We didnít 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (241) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (429) - Godís Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Cask at The Harrow Inn, Coven. Now then Duck... Amber pale ale with a creamy white head, citrus and lemon notes, hints of citrus and a good hoppy dry finish. Very pleasant and washed the apple pie down a treat.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (796) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
Pours clear golden, no head. Aroma is fruity, mandarin, vinegar. Taste is Bread, mandarin, orange. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (16830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
26th September 2014
Post Borefts Tasting, Tulip Hotel Room 118. Thanks to Harrisoni. Bright clear gold beer, small white head,. Palate is light and moderately crisp. Light fine carbonation. Clean pale malts, slight lager vibe. Mild floralness. Trace of citrus. Light semi dry finish. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (11101) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle at the Room 118 tasting, Tulip Hotel Bodegraven, post BBF 6 day 1 26/09/14 thanks to Ian. Clear light golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is pale malts, bitter orange, straw, citric peel. Taste comprises tangerine, pale malt, grassy. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Adequate GB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2014
26/IX/14 - 50cl bottle @ hotel room tasting Borefts 2014 (Bodegraven) - BB: n/a (2014-1120) Thanks everyone for sharing the bottles!

Clear pale water coloured light beer, small to no head. Aroma: malty, grains, lemony, banana, sugary, sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: lots of grains, hay, some almonds, marzipan. Aftertaste: bit sour, grains, hay, bit off, cow fodder. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (14258) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle @ Borefts - Opening Dutch Bottles Over The Sink, Tasting 2014. Pours clear pale piss yellow with a white head. Grass, wet sheep and yeast. A bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4693) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
500 cl. bottle sampled @ Borefts 2014 Hotel Room tasting. Thank you! Light clear golden, very little head. White grape, litchi, sweet fruit, oily hop nose. Litchi, bit odd taste, oily, grass, strange herbal, fruity. Little oily body. Very UK, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1690) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Cask in the Rat Race, Hartlepool. Pours golden with a white head. Some promising tropical hop flavour, but itís too mild for my tastes. Still a decent refreshing brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9431) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle @ hotelroom tasting. Clear golden color, small to average sized white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly hops, lightly bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Not bad.

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