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

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76
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134 Ratings
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Young's Waggledance Honey AleYoung's Waggledance Honey Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
England, United Kingdom
wellsandyoungs.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
134
Reviews:
104
Avg:
3.17
pDev:
18.61%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of PatrickCairns
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of josanguapo
3.08/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of Dentist666
3.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint.
Pours slightly hazy orange/golden with 2-finger golden head,
Smell - floral hops, honey, english caramel malts.
Taste - honey, caramel malts, herbal hops, metallic hues.
Light body, medium carbonation, smooth.
Tad disappointing.

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Photo of stevoj
2.57/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Flat, dry finish on subdued taste. Nice aroma, and looks great, but not much else. Slightly sweetand some hop bitterness, but there’s better to be had....

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3.91/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served cool from 500ml clear bottle into pint mug.

L) Light copper colour, clear, a few bubbles rising up, thin bubbly head.

S) Light English hops odour, definite whiff of honey cosmetics in the background.

T) A light Englsih blonde ale flavour, pleasant bit of hop bitterness and a nicely rounded honey flavour at the back, quite subtle.

F) Nice light body and carbonation. Easy drinker, no bitter aftertaste.

O) Nice easy drinking ale and the honey taste gives it a different aspect. Recommended.

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Photo of DypsoBubble
3.85/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got a cat pee hop aroma too it and is light and tasty. Just reeks of summer. I was impressed when I did not expect to be.

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.36/5  rDev +6%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of MikePreece
3.8/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of FLima
3.22/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of doktorhops
2.58/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

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Young's Waggledance Honey Ale from Wells & Young's Ltd
3.17 out of 5 based on 134 ratings.
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