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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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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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 22 Nov 2008, drank 24 July 2008. Almost lager looking, a very light amber/dull yellow with a big white head, no sediment left the base of the bottle, so the beer was clear. Overal I was disappointed with this brew, very little aroma,taste or body. The Goldings and Fuggles Hops used and the Maris Otter Pale Malt failed to impart any great depth of character or flavours and it was a ’nothing beer’ to me. This is a great shame, because this is the first beer from Wye Valley that I have reviewed on this site and I generally like their beers.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (9838) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle @ YNWA, Kolding. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - straw. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 240312

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kronebryg (1037) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2012
Light head, light yellow. Spicy dry nose with a little gunpowder, a little "sad". medium body nd length. taste is light sweet with a little gunowder, dry and not inspirring.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hansen (6206) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011
Dark yellow and clear. Has a white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is moderate hoppy, has notes of bad malts. Flavor light to moderate bitter. Dry texture and lively carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Zita (4280) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
light barnyard, golden, clear, white foam, lightly bitter, light body, lively, light bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EHSRanders (1749) - Tjele, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden colour with small creamy white mostly lasting head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Sweet bitter flavor.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TorbenH (788) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
golden, clear, minimal head, white foam, cereal, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, thin feel, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Herbal notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3469) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2011
Deep golden/yellow colour, big bubbled head. Smells pilsener, malty. Tastes good, bit like a pilsner. Mouthfeel is creamy, soft, bitter, well balanced, smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (6409) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle @ home shared with DutchDrebus. Clear orange color, small light beige head. Smells like a typical English ale. Taste bitter and pretty smooth, but not that different from a pilsener. Ok carbo and body.


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