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


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (15381) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (9625) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gunnar (6414) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle from my local ICA store. Pours clear golden, small creamy white head. Aroma is very weak and bland. Taste is more presence, with some citrussy hops over the light malty body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3190) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle from Boths, Ripon. A golden ale with citrus fruity and toffee flavours, woody notes and a sweet creamy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (12637) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle. Golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, hop, fruit, medium sweet and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (5832) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Golden without a head. Fine fruity dry hopped golden ale with plenty of body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (2999) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
Bottle conditioned. Golden ale with no head. Aroma is tinny. Taste is citrus and a little dry. Quite refeshing. OK beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
foxo82 (802) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle. Slightly cloudy blond effort with patchy head. Disappointingly this has the waft of a macro lager about it - that non-descript, sweet malt aroma - and it tastes like one, too. It’s decent bitterness is hampered by the mass produced aftertaste and feel. Very forgettable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Another dismal offering from Why Valley? My mate said... shit, like Carling. This is bland. Seriously not good enough. Haven’t got time for this. Ratebeer yawn. Give it up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle. Medium high fluffy white quickly dying head. Hazy yellow body. Mild and rather weak malt hops aroma a dusty hint but actually it does not smell of much. In spite of the low alcohol percentage - which is probabaly the reason for the low ratings of my fellow countryment - this beer is actually quite tasty. The hops is clear and crisp and I do like it even though it is now powerful. Citric flavors are dominant and I do like the acidic to sour notes. Low carbonation. Long bitter finish. Come on friends it is actually very good!

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