Formerly brewed at Charles Wells (Marston's)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 297   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arsenal (10) - Orange, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2004
this is, hands down, my favorite beer in all respects. lovely orange color, thick lacing on the glass, mellow hops with little bite (maybe a little too unaggressive), mildly sweet without being cloying, excellent nose and aftertaste of honey. available (intermittently) only in bottles in the area, which is no detriment... even the graphics are first rate.

nybol (2442) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
Fandt en der var to år over sidste salgsda og der var en del slør i flasken. Men den kan åbenbart godt gemmes, for den er god nok. Den har ikke meget skum, og en en dyb gylden farve. Den er meget lys i smagen, ogi smagen kan anes noget der godt kunne være honning. En sødme der er sødere end normal maltsødme. Svagt humlet.

josanguapo (2044) - SPAIN - MAY 30, 2016
From Hipercor. In Ikea’s pint glass. Playing Tomb Raider 2015. No trace of the honey. Neutral on aroma but very drinkable and with a plesant but not memorable taste

Jankes (139) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Przyjemny, choć mało intensywny, chmielowo-słodowy aromat Nuty chmielowe trawiasto-ziołowe. W smaku lekka słodycz, na finiszu pojawiają się nuty miodowe.Piwo lekki i przyjemne, na szczęćsie nie jest przesadnio słodkie.

bhensonb (15973) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
From file last updated 2010. Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is malty/floral. Near med body. Flavor is malty with a little hop. Not very bitter. Honey left on lips.

Russo (2014) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
Bottled. Amber-Orange colour, small head, light-sweet aroma, almost no honey flavor hints of malt and hops. mouthfeel is quite sweet. nothing special.

OllieBBommel (1560) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2012
[email protected](2001), 50cl. Head: off-white colored. Color: orange. Aroma: honey, hops. Taste: sweet, honey. Palate: smooth, some bitter, light body. Overall: nice.

jdpeebs (698) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle- very big honey aromas and flavour characters. A delicious dessert beer.

BlackHaddock (7961) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
From December 2006 (BA): This 500ml clear bottle with the funky new label design will be one of the last reviews of this beer from its traditional home in London. I know this is from the original brewery because the label says so and the best by date is 14 June 2007. Brewing stopped a short time ago and moved to Bedford. This Waggle Dance was consummed on Saturday 16th Dec 2006. Clear, bright and light copper in colour, with a good white foam head, which stayed the duration of the pint. The aroma was of coffee and toffee, no honey stuck to my nose. Funny taste, not unpleasant, but strange, sweetish, but with a hoppy bitterness that leaves a dry taste in your mouth. I have had it in cask before and enjoyed it more, my wife drinks it on draught, she tried this bottle and prefers the draught version.

Metalchopz (3680) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
Originally rated September 2004. This ale poured a golden-amber colour with a good head, and some lacing. The nose was weak with confusing aromas. Could mostly smell the alcohol. Tasted fruity, but not much on the honey side. Smooth mouthfeel. Good, but deceiving for a brew from Young’s Brewery.

Grzesiek79 (4485) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
smoke, basement aromas, citrus, cereal, amber, cloudy, rocky head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, average carbonation, astringent,

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