overall
46
80
style
Brewed by Dancing Duck
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Derby, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
An eminently drinkable English pale session ale. Subtle malt and floral notes are matched splendidly with citrus hop, rounded off with a slightly dry finish.
Ay / Ey Up Me Duck is the phrase that inspired both the name of the brewery and one of the beers but when it came to getting the pumpclips made we discovered that there is much debate surrounding the spelling. The majority of people in Derby seem to think that it should be Ay Up but head a few miles East or North and people are adamant that it is Ey Up. We didnt feel that it was up to us to decide and so we had both versions printed and leave it to the pub landlord or lady to choose. So to answer a question that we are often being asked Ay Up and Ey Up are indeed the same beer just different pumpclips.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8294) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Cask-conditioned at the Lime Kiln, Bristol 6/2/2017. Golden in colour with a slight, white, head. Easy drinking beer, with some tangerine fruit, citrus hops, biscuity malts and a decent, dryish, finish. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (6795) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Cask pint on 10th Jan 2017 in The New Inn, Newport Shropshire. Golden pour, smooth white crown on top. Fruity and citrusy: OK, but would have prefered less citrus notes personally. I am just bored with golden citrusy bitters and have been for two years!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (7335) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Cask at the Woodman; clear golden yellow pour with a bubbly white head, aroma has some citrus hop, taste has hints grass, light citrus sweet malts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (12209) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2016
Cask at Woodman, Birmingham. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of fruity hops and citrus. Flavour is light sweet and light moderate bitter. Light bodied with very soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8539) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 28, 2016
Cask at the Woodman, Digbeth, Birmingham. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is grassy hop citrus. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a light watery hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4458) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Cask gravity at the 2016 Twickenham Beer Festival, golden with a clinging white head, sulphurous and dry hoppy nose, malty sweet with biscuit and dry-bitter malty notes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThirstyBird (2778) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2016
Gravity cask at the Riser festival in Berko. Pours a clear bright light golden yellow with an off-white head. The smell is toasted malt, citrus, a hint of grainy sweet malt. The taste is toasted grain, bitter to begin with and a grainy flavor predominating. Some citrus residing in th bitterness. Light+ in body with average carbonation....just OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2692) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2016
Handpull cask at the New Zealand Arms, Derby. Very light gold, some carbonation and a small white head. Light aroma of lemon peel and fresh grapefruit. It tastes fruity and bittersweet, very pleasant but the finish is noticeably short. Its actually a lovely little light beer, even if theres not a lot to it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6895) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2016
Fra fat p New Zealand i Derby 16 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Lys gyldengulbrun. Skum langs glasset. Spotlacing. Lett parfymert aroma. Smaken trket frukt. Trr papp-avslutning.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11807) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2016
Half, cask, shared with Finn at New Zealand Arms. A pearl white head blanketing the glass. Clear yellow-gold body content. Fruit hoppy aroma, mid-sweet. Taste of oily hops added by lemon and orange, mid-sweet malt beneath. Short fruit bitter tail. Refreshing and easy to quaff (Derby 16.02.2016).


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