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Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale

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Brewed by Wye Valley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bromyard, England

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Nothing gives Dorothy more pleasure than the succulent aroma of the two finest English hop varieties, Goldings and Fuggles. She selected these and Maris Otter pale malt for her Golden Ale as they’re naturally a winning combination.
The result is a crisp and zesty beer that is as comfortable served on its own as it is alongside chicken dishes, salads and pasta.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VictorSA (152) - NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
Gyldengul med hvitt skum. Frisk humlearoma med lett frukt. Middels fylde og sødme med fremtredende bitterhet. Frisk og god. (Havnabakken, 08.02.14)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ERB92 (171) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
Citrus, bread, dough and hint of roasted malts in the aroma. Golden with a white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Light to medium body with a soft carbonation, Bitter and a bit dry finish. Overall a enjoyable ale, but not to exciting.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (9889) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop. Medium body. Bitter finish. OK beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
djoeye (889) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2013
500ml brown bottle, crowned, abv 4.2%, b@Eurospar (Tomasjord Tromsø). Small white head, keeps a layer, and bright amber hazy body. Scents; hops, fruitiness, meadow, roasted malt far back. Taste; hops, very gentle malt, mild citric bitterness, mine was low carbonated, hints of old butter. Smooth to palate, slightly watery. Final has much of the same as the taste, with a mild bitterness under it.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
RuneStumo (2129) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2013
14.11.2013. 0,5l Bottle. Ica Karmsundgata. Golden colour without carbonation. Soft tasteless beer that totaly lacks carbonatuion and freshness. Spoiled I think and not good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Cask at the Barrels, Hereford, 17/10/13. Clear golden with a thin off white covering. Good lacing ensues. Nose carries light chemical notes, grass, fruits. Taste comprises orange, citric fruit, toasted malts. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light grassy bitterness in the finish. Ok GB, the chemical notes lower the score for this one a few notches. This was one of 5 Wye Valley cask ales I had at the Barrels this evening and there were no off notes on any of the others.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Vighals (758) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
Klar lys brun i fargen med hvitt skum. Kornete lukt. Lite smak. Kjedelige greier!!!!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer4000 (4313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2013
500 ml bottle. Clear golden body with big white head. Mild fruity aroma. Not much flavor either, some soft pale malt and mild fruity bitterness. Medium body and moderate in aftertaste. Drinkable but not exiting, pretty dull actually.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. A clear one, golden in color and with a white head. Some lacings. Pale malts and fruityness in the aroma. Rather boring. The same goes for the flavor, with some bitterness. Medium body, pleasant carbonation. Lasting finish. Overall, just boring. 131018

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (6345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, floral and grass. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.


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