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Wye Valley Dorothy Goodbody’s Golden Ale

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


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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
I_LUV_BEER (175) - - JUN 9, 2016
Served in a tulip from a 500ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden colour with virtually no head. Aroma is honey, caramel and a bit floral. Taste is honey with floral notes, very nicely balanced with a pleasant slight bitter aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very smooth and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pudding (229) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2016
500ml bottle-conditioned. Pours clear gold with thick white head. Aroma of citrus hop. Taste medium bitterness. Quite sweet. Palate: light, good hop taste throughout. Carbonation high. Overall: a typical british bitter done well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle from Booths, Penwortham. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas of lemon barley water. Taste is light caramel, faint lemon bitterness on the finish. Not bad, but not particularly inspiring stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dchad56 (358) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5227) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
braystacey (9) - - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Quite a mild hoppy aroma. Golden appearance. Hoppy tasting and quite smooth. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fellebag (1354) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2778) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arve_Christian (4797) - 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

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