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Wells Waggledance (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in October 2006.
Renamed Wells Waggledance in mid 2008
Ingredients: Pale ale and crystal malt, Fuggle and Golding hops together with South American honey.
The Waggle Dance is a movement a bee performs to alert the hive of a source of nectar.
Waggle Dance is brewed with a touch of honey which gives it a taste of summer no matter when you raise a glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd543 (386) - SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Honey colour with a decent foamy white head. Aroma of hops, orange and sweet honey malt. Nice balanced flavour. Medium bodied, slick texture.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aniela (2304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
Cask. Palw yellow beer. Honey aroma and flavour with some hoppy notes. Thin almost only honey notes.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shadowstalke (2) - Dursley, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012 does not count
Great looking pint, clear, deep golden orange with a small light frothy head. Disappoints in aroma and flavour given the talking up of the honey content. A little bland in the initial flavour, a mere hint of honey in the aftertaste. An enjoyable beer, but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JamesBirch (25) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Cask - The Goat (St. Albans)- disappointing beer given the emphasis on honey. Great orange colour, small traditional ale head - disappears rather quickly - almost total lack of anything from a smell perspective. Recommendation - add more honey, ferment another week - and serve a bit colder. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
superflyguy (422) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2012
it’s just a bit bland. not really offensive, more boring. no real aroma. mild hoppy flavour, weak bitter finish. a bit watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Cask. Amber/golden body with a small white head. The nose is faint cereal and some strawberry. The taste is yeasty lemon and honey, some grains and fruits. Too yeasty with a bizzare tang. The body’s medium, the carbonation soft. Overall, not a good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
worldbeertaste (1596) - AUSTRIA - MAY 12, 2012
Goldish copper with a white lacy thin head. Smell of caramel malt, and honey. Almost no smell. Medium thin body. Fruity peach juice taste sweet with a light biterness. Fairly watery and a light citrus background. Very simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1328) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Sampled this ale in Esquires, Glasgow (JDW) in August 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Pump clip still has the original logo but the gravity is now at 4% and I suspect for those of you who have sampled Waggledance at 5% will have surely noticed the difference. Pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Sweet with a faint whiff of honey in the aroma and a thin mouthfeel. Pale malt base gives a thin malty bite overlaid with a sweet and dominant flavour of clear honey. This honey flavour develops and matures into a more fiery, drier mead like flavour in the aftertaste. Dry oaky notes with dusty hop resins coming through as an afterthought in the increasingly bitter finish. An ok session ale but lacking in excitement, so poor overall. I felt that this beer suffered from being too one dimensional taste wise - too much focus on the honey and really needed a bit more body and complexity. Why do breweries cut back on the gravity of original recipes?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ekstedt (5316) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Shady golden. A bit stale honeyish aroma. Low bitterness. Overall a dull beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Cask at Cloisters. A golden ale with a fair white head. Aroma of honey-coated puffed wheat cereal and caramel. Honey, puffed wheat and barley flavour. Quite thin and not great.

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