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

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RATINGS: 110   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen (1422) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aletcm (116) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 22, 2014
Dourada, com espuma de boa formação e persistência. Aroma cítrico e mel. Sabor de frutas amarelas, com médio amargor e final seco. Amargor com media persistência o final. Boa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (729) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle @ the Bedford Arms, Bedford. A slightly hazy and heavily carbonated mid gold. Aroma of honey, silverware and PVC. Taste is a bland bittersweet mess. The bubbles are nice, I can pretend I’m a fish. Inoffensive but pointless ’honey ale’. Some beers have thrived under the Wells & Youngs merger. Some have not. This has not.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sdmmb (799) - USA - JUL 1, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought in Wakefield. Overly sweet with the added honey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MissPxx (318) - - JUN 14, 2014
Standard golden honey colour. Very clear. Tinge of honey aroma. Honey taste doesn't do it justice. Tastes a bit plastic. Great name though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sulawang (610) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (7111) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
guzgorog (244) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (939) - 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".

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gueuze (347) - - MAR 8, 2014
Extremes Honigaroma, ein wenig "wild". Geschmack dann gut restsüß. Honig dann auch im Nachgeschmack, dadurch ’nders’ bitter. Wenig Hopfen.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1800) - 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.


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