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Young's Waggledance Honey Ale - Wells & Young's Ltd

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Young's Waggledance Honey AleYoung's Waggledance Honey Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

123 Ratings
THE BROS
48
awful

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2002)
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Reviews by SheepNutz:
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this in a .5L bottle poured into a Young's pint glass. This brew poured the color of honey with about 1.5 fingers of foam, which dies down pretty quick, but leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass. There is a light bit of honey to the smell. The taste is sweet honey with not too many hops to be detected. This beer's mouthfeel is a little light, but it has a good drinkability and is a good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2003 10:29:00 | More by SheepNutz
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-24-2014 02:46:36 | More by Georgiabeer
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MikePreece

United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I have to say I am not like you guys. I might go through all that nose and aroma BS with wine but when I'm out for a beer I certainly don't bother with it. I actually like the fact that the honey isn't overdone with this beer. There is just enough sweetness to soften the sharpness of the hops. I see many of you are prepared to rate a beer based on a mouthful or two. In that case you'd be happy with strong honey or strong hops. I will sometimes say "Mmmm. That's good!" to the barman on my first taste but that's not what's going to get me asking for that particular guest ale to make a reappearance. This is my absolute favourite, by the way. It's a session beer par excellence. The honey taste builds and lingers but never overpowers. Those that don't rate it please give it another go. Rate it after the third pint of an evening.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2014 10:58:13 | More by MikePreece
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

05-03-2014 04:11:41 | More by robotiks
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Mr_Pink_152

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

12-05-2013 00:29:59 | More by BillRoth
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

11-30-2013 19:20:59 | More by vinicole
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mrleebob

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

11-21-2013 11:27:27 | More by mrleebob
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dcmchew

Romania

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

11-10-2013 13:41:12 | More by dcmchew
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Kirian

Mexico

3/5  rDev -4.5%

09-20-2013 03:19:38 | More by Kirian
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Johnq1964

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

08-26-2013 16:44:51 | More by Johnq1964
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FLima

Brazil

3.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice golden color with a thin head with medium retention and leaving some laces. Light aroma of honey and pale malt with hints of English hops. Taste followd nose, but is less subtle. Flavor of pale malt with a mild spicy yeast and English earthy hops. Hints of honey and flowers. Dry with a medium bitterness aftertaste. Light body with perfect carbonation. A mellow English Pale Ale, not overly sweet being very mild on the honey proposition. Not really packed with flavors, but pleasant with good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 16:17:51 | More by FLima
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doktorhops

Australia

2.58/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Another honey beer waiting to disappoint me, this time it's Well's Waggle Dance, you know - that thing bees do to direct other bees in the hive to pollen so they can create their sweet sweet honey for us humans to steal, that thing.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.

A: Hazy amber body with white soap bubble lace on top.

S: The aroma is typical English Pale Ale territory; toasted malt base, bread yeast, floral and earthy hops. Where's the honey? It's there but it's a faint wisp in the background, certainly not enough to get anyone excited about having a honey ale that's for sure.

T: Flavour profile begins with a (tiny) hint of honey, follows thorough with toasted malt, bread yeast and ends with those floral/earthy hops. If this was rated as just a Pale Ale it would be average at best, however as its main claim to fame is "honey ale" it does fail spectacularly on delivering that promise. Metallic note mid-palate does it no favours either. All this being said though there is an after-taste of lingering honey once you've had a few sips.

M: Mid to light bodied with light carbonation.

D: This brew is definitely underdone, as was their Banana Bread Beer, if you're going to get people excited with a promise of sweet sweet honey which we stole from the bees you better deliver it dammit! Overall a disappointing ale which I will begrudgingly finish and never buy again.

Food match: Light meats like chicken or pork would compliment this, along with a salad or peas, mash potato and white sauce.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 03:53:23 | More by doktorhops
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

07-13-2013 14:03:00 | More by WOLFGANG
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

05-23-2013 18:45:58 | More by Slatetank
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pin

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

05-21-2013 20:43:57 | More by pin
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innominat

Ireland

3/5  rDev -4.5%

05-15-2013 16:06:10 | More by innominat
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timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -4.5%

03-23-2013 15:51:44 | More by timiskin
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matjack85

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

02-01-2013 06:49:07 | More by matjack85
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.55/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle served in a Pint glass.

A: First of all, nice transparent bottle. Nice bottle art. Pours a dark yellow (honey like) clear color forming a big bubbled light yellow color. Low retention and some lacings left

S: Sweet honey in the nose. Metallic too. Sweet malts and some floral hops. Honey is not overwhelming. A bit of alcohol in the very end

T: Follows the nose, sweet honey and caramel malts upfront. Metallic. Flowery hops and yeasts. Mild hoppy bitter end

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Good smooth mouthfeel. Sweet upfront and mild bitter aftertaste

O: Easy drinking beer. Despite of its sweetness, a pleasant session beer

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 12:48:41 | More by eduardolinhalis
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SmashPants

Australia

3.58/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: clear bottle (that came over from England - hope there's no light strike!). Standard label. Not a brilliant package, can rely on the brewery name at least.

Appearance: amber in colour, with a decent but far too fluffy white head that disappears almost immediately.

Aroma: a combination of light aromas - honey is certainly there, but also floral and spices. I do like that the honey is not overdone.

Taste: similar to the aroma, honey with some floral and spices (cloves and grassy hops). Not brilliantly combined, but not offensive either.

Aftertaste: dissipates rather quickly, to be left with an almost tannin-style film on the palate.

Mouth feel: fairly light body and low-to-medium carbonation. Certainly goes down easily - perhaps a bit too much so.

Overall: a reasonably well made honey-based brew. If this was around AU$60-70 a case for 24x330mL, it would be worth it. But for $90 a case of 12x500mL, no mother-lovin' way.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 01:58:24 | More by SmashPants
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rprinz22

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

06-16-2012 23:30:25 | More by rprinz22
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monique


4.48/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled or straight from the tap, if you're lucky, this beer reminds me of what's good about drinking beer outside on a spring day. It's clean crisp flavor is a welcomed taste from the dark & heavy beers one tends to drink in the cold weather. And because of it's taste, it goes well with the lighter spring foods but is bold enought to hold up with summer's bar-b-ques.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2012 19:05:23 | More by monique
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DrNo

Australia

1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

01-22-2012 10:07:02 | More by DrNo
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Turbodog666

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

01-10-2012 01:23:14 | More by Turbodog666
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Young's Waggledance Honey Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
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