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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Unusual name, unusual beer! The “Waggle Dance” is the movement a bee performs to alert the hive to a source of nectar. The Waggle Dance beer is a beautifully balanced, sneakily seductive, golden coloured beer. it is popular both as a cask ale (Alc. 4.0% Vol.) and in 500ml bottle (Alc. 5.0% Vol.) across a wide range of beer lovers both male and female and of all (legal) drinking ages. A striking pump clip and bottle label designs ensure high awareness to Waggle Dance amongst drinkers in both the On- and Off-Trade “Amber beer with a touch of honey on the nose and palate. The sweetness is balanced by a healthy dose of hops to provide the bitterness that gives a wonderfully delicate flavour.” Pale Ale and Crystal malts and British Fuggle and Golding hops, together with South American honey, combine perfectly to create this delicious golden ale with a superb honey aroma.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1876) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Golden amber beer with small head. Aroma of honey and some malts. Taste is a dash of honey, citrus, light malts and a hint of hop bitterness. OK beer although I am not sure about the honey.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (1253) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle morrisons. Pours with athick white head leaves great lacing and a great golden amber colour . Aroma is week slight hops. Taste is weak hops with a dry finish tiny bit of sweetness. Medium body medium carbonation. Its very easy to drink which is suprising as quite high alchol. A good seesion beer. But would have expected more flavour of honey and smell.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNL (229) - - OCT 23, 2013
500ml Bottle. Clear golden colour, small white head. The honey is apparent in both nose and taste, very smooth finish. Medium bodied beer with soft carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Konpaku (8) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 23, 2013 does not count
Aroma is nothing special, run of the mill really, hops but no detectable honey or sweetness at all. Looks lovely, clear golden honey like colour, thin head. Tastes quite average - but disappointingly, absolutely no honey. Feels quite soft and light. Lingering bitterness. Overall, disappointing. One would expect honey in a honey beer.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Lagerboy (1217) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
500 ml clear bottle, which may account for possible spoilage, otherwise an epic fail from Wells. Unclear orange yellow, off-white foam vanishes. Aroma of skunky sweet malt and citrus. Semi sweet funky buttery biscuit malt taste, no honey, flat and boring, vapid, insipid and bland, down the drain she goes. Blech. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vipinvelp (2142) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Clear golden yellow with white lacing foam head. Aroma is nice bitter, same like taste. Aftertaste is fresh. (Velp 201309)

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cristobal37 (263) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Pretty typical British dry ale. Don’t really smell or taste the honey. Perhaps at the very very end of the finish there is a hint of sweetness. Just needed to drink a nice dry ale after Liverpool beat ManU and this was on hand. Nothing too special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen (1432) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2013
Pours a golden clear beer with a good white head. Smells honey. Tastes little honey and pilsner like. Average carbo, thin body and a watery texture.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mutz (578) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2013
Donkergeel, goede kraag. Ruikt bitter en naar honing. Smaakt als bittere pils met een lichte honingsmaak. Niet echt lekker.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cantabrian (812) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 18, 2013
Now here’s a honey ale that has been as exciting as my first experience with real Saxon mead. Except for a fartsy whiff, this tastes like nothing. Water is much tastier and complex.


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