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Michael Shea's Black & Tan - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Michael Shea's Black & TanMichael Shea's Black & Tan

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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 14.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2001)
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Reviews by rugbycritic:
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New York

4.05/5  rDev +24.2%

It's unfortunate that this is no longer available. It was a welcome addition to the thin ranks of tasty beers offered by the mid-tier producers. Don't be confused with the Michelob stuff, it's crap.

This is a wonderfully dark beer, as it is a mix of porter and lager. Love to get a coupld of pints of the porter alone. White head which breaks down with nice thin lacing on the glass. Has a roasty taste, which is expected, but not burnt. Could be a bit more forward, but it is approachable by those who don't love a strong roasted barley / black patent combo. No hop aroma, but it is not too bitter, as the roastyness mixes smoothly with the sweetness of the lager's malting.

This is not my favorite style, but is quite friendly with a pot of stew or mashed potatoes for that mid-July blizzard.

09-07-2004 03:22:09 | More by rugbycritic
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2.55/5  rDev -21.8%

Muddy brown color, not the greatest looking blend, thin head. Aroma was slightly roasty, the dark element of the porter overwhelmed any lager sweetness or other component.

Watery mouthfeel, didn't impart enough chewiness. Enough sweetness, but overall, a bland experience, really, if this is 1/2 and 1/2, they should make it 3/4 porter and 1/4 lager to be what most black and tans have consistency wise or viscosity wise. The porter lacks hops, which further contributes to it seeming blase and watery.

Actually one of, if not the worst black and tans I've had. I'd take any variant I can think of over this, Michelob, Mendocino, Guiness & Harp etc. . .

08-02-2011 22:37:09 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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2.95/5  rDev -9.5%

The color a deep mahogany to brown with a ruby trim, the head is average in size, bubbly in texture and a light tan color, the lace is adequate to cover the glass. Nose is sweet malt, hints of caramel, crisp and clean, sweet start, sufficient malts to be appealing, thin top. Finish is light to medium in carbonation, the hops present and mild in their spicy bite, dry aftertaste, can’t really say much good or bad for that matter, but not something I fancy.

10-20-2003 14:38:37 | More by Gusler
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3.15/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured the most intense ruddy red brown - hard to describe but beautiful - with a disappointing 1/4" head of off tan foam that barely clung and disappated quickly. Nose was initially sharp, of alcohol, maybe some nut traces, burnt coffee.

Very even, nice malty taste, some coffee undercurrents, but the most boring, watery, uneventful finish of any porter-esque beer I have tried. A one way ride - downhill. I didn't particularily care for this. It might be good to cook with while you are drinking something else more worthwhile...but I doubt it.

04-17-2005 23:46:46 | More by BuckSpin
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3/5  rDev -8%

12-22-2012 16:53:25 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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New York

3.7/5  rDev +13.5%

Blended porter and amber lager. Nice semi-sweet bitterness, subdued hops, full body. A decent inexpensive and flavorful changeup.

11-12-2001 14:24:39 | More by John
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2.9/5  rDev -11%

Dark brown color, large head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Roasted malts, medium hopped. Light bodied "Black and Tan" this one is a combination of lager and porter. Good flavor. Mouthfeel is round. Finish is smooth and clean. Aftertaste is malty. KInd of average.

09-02-2003 02:22:40 | More by beerguy101
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New York

3.65/5  rDev +12%

I didn't even know there was such a thing until tonight. Not a bad beer. It's nicely malted and goes down pretty smooth. Leaves a dry taste in my mouth. There's nothing complex about it. Just a decent beer, good for beginners. I would drink it without any problem.

03-13-2004 03:44:46 | More by CBFanWish
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-24-2014 23:21:23 | More by Latarnik
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

12-28-2013 05:38:22 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

07-04-2012 01:14:23 | More by Dapperticus
Photo of Hoagie1973

New York

4/5  rDev +22.7%

04-09-2012 17:07:39 | More by Hoagie1973
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-15-2012 16:45:18 | More by priwen
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New York

2.95/5  rDev -9.5%

Ahh. Allright this is old as hell. So i am exptecting it totaste pretty bad but hey, i have to dothis. They stopped making this. It pours a red as hell brown, really nice and smells like alcohol. Nice but small tan head. Maybe cause it is old? I dunno but it is strong. Malty as hell taste. Interesting porterish thing. But it does taste old.

07-03-2005 18:39:24 | More by kbnooshay
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3.7/5  rDev +13.5%

A blend of porter & lager, a smooth mix.I thought the body was not as heavy as a true porter making this one very drinkable. Hold it up to the light and its more cranberry in color.Pours a small fizzy head with little lace. Good with a meal.

08-11-2002 04:03:22 | More by chilidog
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3/5  rDev -8%

11-17-2011 16:00:18 | More by victory4me
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8%

02-27-2012 07:01:00 | More by RoryOMoore
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2.3/5  rDev -29.4%

Dark brownish color, small wispy head, faint roasted malt aroma, thin and watery mouthfeel, some roasted malt flavor very light, not that great. I would not reccomend this one , very weak, not worth it.

12-15-2002 14:22:33 | More by maxpower
Michael Shea's Black & Tan from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.