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Dancing Duck Gold

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

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A modern IPA with powerful hoppy bitterness and aroma balanced with strong malt notes. English First Gold hops give peppery, plum-like and orange zesty flavours.
A satisfying and memorable golden ale.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (711) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Tried at the CAMRA Lincoln beer festival 2014. Not a full rating as drunk as part of a whole day session.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tow83 (15) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Cask @ Sussex - Gold in colour, slight hazy with hints of apple. Fairly drinkable golden ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (2922) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Cask at The Barton Arms; clear golden amber pour with persistent white frothy head, grassy aroma, non distinctive taste a hint of sweet malts, citrus ok golden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2985) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
On cask in Derby
Since I finally made it to one of the pubs on the "must visit" list just a few days before heading home I chose to go with some local pints. This is a decent golden ale although calling it "memorable" is a bit of a stretch. However I would put it a notch or two above the median.

Aroma / Appearance - The transparent rose gold body traps only a bit of light. A soft white head persists despite a gentle pour. Starchy and dry it sort of sticks in the air with smell of grainy cheerios and orange polish.

Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel is creamy as most cask ales are. Orange rinds, dry wheat toast, and a full body give it a nice profile from start to finish. It is not exceedingly complex but is fair for a sessionable golden ale. Among their beers this is somewhere in the middle of the pack.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (4534) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Cask at The Bell, waltham St Lawrence. Pale gold with a ring of white head; grainy aroma; quite full bodied and grainy with some apple and spice; the a touch of tart grapefruit with some lemon sherbert to finish. Satisying, yes, memorable, no.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACD (639) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 28, 2013
Cask at WJK, Dublin. Deep golden pour, white head. Aroma is orange, light spice, biscuit, some citrus. Taste follows suit with plenty of orange notes, citrus, fairly earthy spice notes, biscuit, and light honey notes. Medium bitterness. This is pretty much fine, but nothing out of the ordinary.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
a decent golden ale. lovely colour. crisp clear gold with foamy head. slightly sweet flavour with some citric hops. short bitter finish. aroma of dry grass and a little malt. draught. exeter arms. derby

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35077) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 29, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, spicy hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20110429]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13745) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
Cask handpull at Exeter Derby. Clear gold lasting cream head. Its a malty golden ale. Some citrus orangey fruit. Some decent bitterness. Ok beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
worldbeertaste (1637) - AUSTRIA - OCT 29, 2011
Cask - Strong hop/malt smell. Cloudy medium gold with frothy head. Viniger light body. Strong hop lemon notes with cItrus bitter crisp aftertaste. Drinkable but alright.


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