Young’s Waggledance (Bottle)

Formerly brewed at Charles Wells
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in 2007. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
Unusual name, unusual beer. The Waggle Dance is a movement a bee performs to alert the hive of a source of nectar.
Waggle Dance is brewed with a touch of honey which gives it a taste of summer no matter when you raise a glass. This is balanced by a healthy does of hops to provide the bitterness that gives a wonderfully delictae flavour. The overall result is beautifully balanced and sneakily seductive.
Pale ale and crystal malt, Fuggle and Golding hops together with South American honey create this delicious golden ale with a superb honey aroma.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a nice creamy head. Sweet aroma of honey and malt. Flavour of honey and malt with a smooth bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (43355) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2008
50 cL clear bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a slowly collapsing and light orange head. Aroma is light hoppy with a minor citrus fruity note. Flavours is in the same direction with a light citrusfruity note to a solid hops flavour. Mild malt base beneath with mild breadish note. Ends light hoppy with a mild citrus fruity twist.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (36508) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2003
An amber/orange beer with a small fine head. The aroma is only slight but fruity and with notes of honey. The flavor though is dominated by sournes - is it the type of honey used? The malt is totally dominated by the honey - and this honey kills the malt sweetness. I don’t like that. In the end there is a slight sweetness from the honey, and then it ends on a bitter note, but still dominated by the bad honey taste. Not a beer that I can recommend - if You want a honey beer try Carlsbergs Semper Ardens Honey Ale - that is a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (27375) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2007
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a white ehad. Aroma of malts, caramel, hops and ash tray. Fruity flavour of malts, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (26415) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2007
Bottled (thanks chris_o). Hazy orangeish amber colour with mediumsized white head. Aroma is some skunkier hops with some pleasant fruity hints. Flavour is malty, hoppy with bitteralmondy and nutty hints. Slight sweetness pops up in the finish. No big winner, but still drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Orangey golden with a thick, handsome, white head. The honey adds a soft, smooth edge to this beer but only little sweetness. Rather light in body with a subdued bitterness. I could use a bit more (bees?) balls here, but overall it’s a pleasant drink. 170500

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (24637) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2002
Golden coloured light bodied ale, with oily tones and some honey flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2011
1st September 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! I don’t know about a honey beer - this tastes a lot more like a flat and uninteresting lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (23284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
Amber coloured , malt aroma, with a malt flavoue with honey undertones, leading to a bitter honey finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2002
Amber color. Poor aroma, light honey (?), stinks. Poor taste, dry, no character (very light malt, no hop aroma). Poor, simple, watery palate. As much drinkable as a Heineken.

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