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Brewed by Dancing Duck
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Derby, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2017

Cask (handpump) @ Exeter Arms, 13 Exeter Place, Derby, Derbyshire, England, DE1 2EU.

[ As Dancing Duck Seduction ].
Clear medium to dark amber brown color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dark malt, sweet malt, toasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, caramel, dark malt, brown sugar, toastes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150215]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12071) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2016
Cask, half shared with Finn at New Zealand Arms. Opaque dark-ruby body, beige patchy head. Brown malty aroma, hints of dark fruits. Caramel and chocolate flavours. Roasted bitter end with a dark fruity twist. Fine bodied. Pleasing (Derby 16.02.2016).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (7039) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2016
Fra fat på New Zealand i Derby 16 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Ultramørk rubinrød. Lett farget skum langs glasset. Aroma av plommer. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken karamell. Tørr avslutning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (7207) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
Cask (Fitzgerald’s, Sunderland) - Copper with a small head. Raisins, marzipan and a hint of orange peel in the aroma. Fruity taste with raisins, caramel and earthy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2837) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Cask @ NWAF ’14, Derby. Copper coloured even though it advertises itself as a ruby ale. Lush smell of sugarcane and forest fruit. Taste is less exciting, but is refreshingly sweet with a bitter finish. Pretty darn good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (7526) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
Cask at The Barton Arms; chestnut brown pour with a beige head, malt forward with dark fruits, biscuity malts some assertive hops, very autumnal and very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3635) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
On cask
This cask was the better of two Dancing Duck beers available at the pub. It’s a decent enough bitter. However I think among the few that I have tried so far it is the weakest. That said you could do far worse in the Midlands.

Aroma / Appearance - The chestnut body looked like a polished piece of hardwood furniture. Wisps of white head presided over a flat base (not surprising for a cask). The nose was chestnuts and sweet malt balls. Mellow and smooth it was mostly on the mark.

Flavor / Palate - Creamy and full bodied the mouthfeel was a pleasant surprise. Chocolate, almonds, and lightweight malts did begin to feel a bit mundane over time. The hops that hung around in the finish give it a mild bitterness. Ultimately though it was lacking enough complexity to be interesting enough for a second pint.

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