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


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sulawang (1004) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
Visual: Pours cloudy marmalade orange with a small creamy dissipating head, thin ringed retention, some sticky lacing, not much activity other than few bubbles surfacing. Nose: honey and a bit of malts, but otherwise muted (lvl-2)-pungency Attack: crisp sweet Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) barley malt, mild caramel Finish: hoppy dry-rough, honey aftertaste, burpy. Summary: Surprisingly, this one is quite bland, almost a meal beer (as in not much flavour, just something crisp to clean the palate). Quite disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (16477) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig malzig, Honig, hopfig. Geschmack hopfig malzig, fruchtig, Honigaromen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
guzgorog (684) - FRANCE - APR 8, 2014
Blonde dorée avec peu de mousse et peu d’effervescence. Nez de malts et de miel, légèrement odeur de pins. En bouche, l’attaque est sur le miel, la texture est d’abord légère puis sirupeuse, faible carbonation, la finale est très légèrement amère. Pas exceptionnel mais pas mauvais.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Golden with a slight haze and a bubbly white head. Nose is light lemons and bags of honey! Taste is like honey-glazed hops! Light lemon wrapped in oozing honey. It’s an easy, tasty drinker. Could almost get away with being a touch sweeter and "honey-ier".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gueuze (790) - - MAR 8, 2014
Extremes Honigaroma, ein wenig "wild". Geschmack dann gut restsüß. Honig dann auch im Nachgeschmack, dadurch ’nders’ bitter. Wenig Hopfen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3973) - West Bromwich (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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (2599) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNL (619) - - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Lagerboy (1911) - 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)

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