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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: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dchad56 (151) - - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle - decent hoppy aroma. Thin looking with no head - clear light golden with medium carbonation. Initial syrup texture but with ting on tongue / mouth. Ok taste but overall too much ting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4072) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle from Appleyards Deli, Shrewsbury. Appearance - golden with a generous head. Nose - light caramel biscuit. Also grassiness, even hay. Taste - herbs, biscuits, lemon zing on the finish. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - this one grew on me. It has elements of ESB about it.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
braystacey (8) - - JUN 18, 2015 does not count
Tastes like Bramling Cross hops but claims to be F&EKG. Quite a standard light British ale with not much in the way of head from the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (852) - - MAY 23, 2015
Quite a mild hoppy aroma. Golden appearance. Hoppy tasting and quite smooth. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fellebag (1167) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Small white head. Almost clear pilsener color. Aroma is nitrous leaves, hay and grass. Taste is malt, soap, grass, hay.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2525) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Widnes [171114]
Golden, slight haze, frothy bubbly head
Aroma - soft spicy, soft zest, light malts, dab of lemon
Taste - soft zest, bit of spicy hops, bit earthy, light caramel malt
Palate - Medium carb and body, bit oily, soft sweet, quite a good body(!) for the abv. Finish is soft zest, light caramel
Overall - Average golden ale, simple stuff, not bad at all

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arve_Christian (3963) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2014
On bottle from Varnaveien. Golden color, good foam.Low aroma intensity, floral and fruity, malt and very light hop note in the finish. Light/medium body & complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Pretty good

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Bottled 30/08/14. A golden coloured beer with a white head. Quite a bitter beer. Grassy hops rather than anything citrus. Almost lagerish in sharpness. Struggled a bit.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jeverszeuge (636) - GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
# 3443 ersma: witziger name, die dame auf dem etikett wechselt mit den sorten die klamottenfarbe. goldgelbe farbe, leicht perlig. schaum ist eher dezent. der geruch ist dezent süßlich mit etwas apfel. der antrunk ist süßlich, malzig mit leicht bitter-fruchtigem hintergrund. aromen von apfel und blumen. die mitte wird etwas säuerlicher und bitterer, auch herbe töne kommen hinzu. der abgang ist herb mit leicht süßlichen beinoten. die flasche ist ansehnlich. fazit: eher dröge und geschmacksarm. kann man trinken, muss man nicht. 9,8,8,7,13,8 - 8,20

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2016) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle from a petrol station in Worcestershire somewhere. Golden colour with small white head. Aroma has citrus, bread, and a hint of malt. Flavour matches the aroma, with a nice balance.


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