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Dundee English-Style Ale - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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213 Ratings
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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 16.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: zeff80 on 09-12-2011

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Ratings: 213 | Reviews: 59
Reviews by RickS95:
Photo of RickS95
1.98/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It's got a nice head, that's got to count for something. The beer itself is a slightly copper colored ginger ale looking liquid. The head is a couple fingers of different sized white bubbles. Thick and fluffy, it's got powerhouse retention and killer lace.

I tried and tried and tried to pick up some sort of scent, but there isn't much there. I think I detected something cracker-like, but I can't be positive.

It tastes like what I imagine dirty water would taste like. It's possibly got some imitation Noble hop variety and maybe even some ginger, but it really does taste like what I think dirty water tastes like.

Has kind of a faux savory feel. Either that or it's just beer gone bad, can't really tell. It gives me a bit of a pucker in the finish which I why I thought ginger might be in it.

Pretty bad beer. Not easy to get down. Better off avoiding this one.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Guden
2.62/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A- slightly hazy copper with a small white head leaving lots of lace

S- bread, berries, grass, dried fruit, toffee. It seems like these should work but it comes through as a muddled sweet smells mess

T-similar to the nose but fruitier with a bit of bubblegum character.

M- fairly thin and prickly. The dryness keeps the toffee and fruit flavors from coming through as sweet but there's not enough bitterness to balance. Finishes with a metallic toffee flavor.

O- a pretty poor attempt at the style. A muddled mix of something that I wouldn't recognize as overly British.

Photo of NilocRellim
2.61/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured cold from the bottle.

This beer poured a slightly hazy gold/amber colour with a ead that disappeared right away. There's really not much to the smell at all; a little bit of a wheat/yeast maybe. A very pronounced wheat taste that is not the most pleasing. Pretty much a craft-beer version of Bud Light...

Would I buy it again? Absolutely not.

Photo of Coagulater
1.5/5  rDev -51.9%

Another poor offering from Dundee. I got a variety pack and this is the worst of the lot. It tastes like nothing. Seriously, nothing. So if you're looking for lame cheap beer that tastes like nothing then this is the one for you!

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale hazed copper orange hue with a bright white head forming thick and dwindling down at a moderate pace. Aroma has a pleasant rolling biscuit malt profile with hints of apricot spread, citrus, and herbacous leaves. Flavor is a clean drinking session English style pale ale. Light bodied last carbonation slight oily mouthfeel nothing bad to say.

Photo of chinchill
3.37/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.

Pours a medium amber with a large, frothy, off-white head.

Aroma: a bit unpleasant: musty and earthy. {a 2nd tasting in Jan. 2012 had a mildly pleasant aroma, with no musty aspect - rating adjusted accordingly].

Initially, the flavor is quite subtle, but a good malty mix comes in mid-taste and lingers. Some hop presence, although less than suggested by the aroma.

M: light-medium body; good carbonation; admirably smooth.

O - a decent if unexceptional English PA, with one sample marred by a rather poor aroma.

Photo of LXIXME
3.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Big slightly off white head slow recedes above a clear bright golden well carbonated beer.

Light lightly roasted grain malts lend an earthiness to the aroma.

Light grain malts taste with just a bit of grassiness or something similar to that coming through as well.

A light dry aftertaste without much taste of anything hanging around with this light bodied beer.

A very light beer without a unpleasant aftertaste like a lot of lighter American beers have.

Photo of mempath
4.52/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

for the style, well above average appearance, with a sturdy white head, some good lacing that dissipates after a few minutes...dark blonde beauty. nose has a wonderful freshness of light malts and hops...very balanced. nothing complex, but that's not part of the style. so far, so good. refreshing. bold. this is where the taste ups the ante. again, complexity not at play, but there's a perfect balance of malt graininess and hop presence. if anything, if i was doing a blind taste test, i would think this was an ESB. full bodied, plenty to taste. an all-around anytime brew that i could easily session alone or with good pub fare. i can't help but laugh at how folks rate some beers so severely. remember the style. the pale ale isn't an ipa

Photo of secondtooth
3.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours unexpectedly light in color -- pale gold. Average head, and a solid semblance of lacing, as well. Not bad.

Nose is malty. Seems almost adjunct and lagery somehow. Not so impressive.

Taste is sweet and malty, with a little more body than a typical lager, thankfully. Not much complexity, though, and the hops (supposedly Columbus and Cascade) are steamrolled by the sweet malts. This one seems a little flat to me, and isn't one I'd recommend.

Photo of nicholas2121
4.38/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dundee English-Style Ale brewed by Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. This brew has an ABV 5.10% English-Style Ale pours out a nice light brown color with a small white head. This is a filtered brew you can see right thought it. The smell is rich with grains and malts. You pick up on some sweetness, in the smell. Now for the taste it it, bold with flavor. You pick up on the malts in the taste of this brew. The mouthfeel is nice,clean and mild. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. Dundee English-Style Ale has a nice balance to it. I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving Dundee English-Style Ale a 4.5 out of 5.

Thank You Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

Photo of tone77
3.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty and somewhat sweet. Taste is mild, malts up front, some biscuty notes, very lightly hopped. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle sampled on November 18, 2011. It has a handsome looking medium amber pour with lively carbonation that leads to a long-lasting head and loads of lacing. The aroma has vague malts, slightly bolder hops, but a lot of bread and biscuit. The body is thin to medium. There is an odd sort of Capryclic acidity in it with a faint sweet malt-sharp bitter balance. It was not what I had hoped. That English water really makes the difference.

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
2.56/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ba Review #117
Served On: 01/27/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

This was in the mixed 12 'Craft Pack' I found at Wegmans in Mechanicsburg, PA for around $13.00.

Look: Poured a cleer light amber color. Some carbonation with a tiny white film on top for a head.

Smell: I definitely picked up on some English Pale Ale characteristics in the nose. The aroma had that distinctive malt that is common to other English styles I've had. There was also a biscuit quality.

Taste: First were some standard malts with some dryness. Middle was a little bready and then the palate went completely clean with a slight chemical aftertaste of chlorine or something along those lines.

I didn’t find this to be that great. There are so many others that blow this out of the water. Although the price is low, I would still prefer a Saranac or Sierra Nevada Pale Ale which are both in the same price range in my area (PA).

Photo of gtermi
3.59/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I poured the bottle into a glass and it has a golden color with a very slight cloudiness. The smell is reminds me a lot like Harp. The taste is very good. It has a slight wheat taste with a great after taste. The beer is very smooth and really easy to drink. Over all this is a good beer, but isnt anything I would go out of my way to get.

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.53/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present, acquired this as part of the variety twelve pack, on sale at the local Jewel-Osco for $10.99. Expectations aren't great considering what it is, but I have high hopes.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a murky golden orange colored body with some light sediment in the glass. Just under a finger of frothy white head that leaves good thick lacing scattered lacing.

S - The aroma is herbal, bitter, & malty. Notes of twigs, earth, apples, & pears. Crisp, earthy, and appealing.

T - Taste follows the nose - herbal / twiggy, caramel malt, apples / pears / peaches / cream. Simple in it's approach, but it is actually quite tasty when it comes down to it. Mildly estery, with some very minor alcohol content noticeable.

M - The feel is fruity, appley, and malty. Light bodied with good carbonation.

Dundee English-Style Ale -----3.5/5

Photo of fx20736
3.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought as part of Dundee's Ales & Lagers Seasonal Pack from Southtown Beverage on 4/26/13. Case price was $ 17.99.

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic. Served at cool Temp.

appearance: light amber with a one finger head. Nice lacing.

aroma: faint with a slight earthy hoppiness.

mouthfeel: thinnish..

taste: bready with a touch of diacetyl and a real earthy taste.

notes: servicable, true to style.

Photo of blakelive784
2.63/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a murky copper orange color, with a thin just off-white head that's a finger tall. Retention is average. Pretty generic.

S - Crystal malt and some generic floral hops notes make up the majority of the nose. There's a light toasty notes. Seems well balanced, though a bit underwhelming.

T - Really simple, though it's balanced. Really the only notes present are your basic pale/caramel malt and the generic hops. It's hard to really find anything else going on. It's mild and a bit watery.

M - Coarse, and light bodied. Good given the style.

D - It's just too simple to be very good. It's o.k. Nothing more, nothing less.

Photo of woodychandler
3.53/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When I am not drinking beer from a CAN and I am at home, I do not mind bottles. I am somewhat curious to try the entire Dundee oeuvre and I recently found singles of most of the ones that I have not previously reviewed.

From the bottle: "Classic and Clean"; "Back in merry olde England, the roadside inns were abuzz with banter and smiling glances from buxom barmaids - barmaids who we might add, brewed the ale they served. In their honor, our brewers treat each batch of Dundee English-Style Ale they brew with the same love and care as the barmaids of old, combining pale and caramel malts with Columbus and Cascade hops for a malty, slightly sweet finish. Now, if only they'd stop dressing like barmaids ...

I like it when a busty bamaid winks at me while drawing me a cask ale. Here, she's even stirring the pot all the while! My pour netted me just over a finger of dense, tawny head with great retention. Color was a deep golden-amber with NE-quality clarity and lots of carbonation in evidence. Nose was very malty-sweet. Mouthfeel was medium and it was a very pleasant beer to drink. It was on the sweet side, but not so much as to be overwhelming. I also got some great lacing beginning to appear in the glass. Finish was semi-sweet but quite quaffable and satisfying. Once again, at the price point, it was definitely worthwhile.

Photo of obrike
3.58/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a mixed twelver bought at Sprouts in Round Rock.

Honey gold color, soft fluffy head that laces nicely..slightly cloudy. Nice looking beer in a pint glass.

Sweet bready malty scent...a bit buried though.

Taste follows...lightly sweet cooked sweetbread initially, followed by a a slighty astringent aftertaste...hop bite is there, and a bit of flavor, a bit more buried than I would like though...but not too shabby.

A very smooth beer though, super easy to drink...a good session brew for those who want low abv but a bit of flavor.

Dundee has put out a very respectable English Pale Ale here. Give it a try.

Photo of Hergestridge
3.3/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a nice English Ale.. Perhaps a bit sweet, but has a nice smell, and the carbonation dances on the tongue... Nice crispy sweetness likeness to a Crisp sweet apple. The smell-taste experience is a cross between a tart Macintosh apple and a sweet cider.. I like Dundee Beers/Ales... And the price is ... a bargain for the flavour experience and sensory pleasure from a adjunct mass produced company.. Another nice win for Dundee... !!!
Yum!
~Carry on Citizens!!!~
sMc

Photo of tbsb
2.28/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: yellow/brown more yellow on the spectrum.
Aroma of light malt.
Taste: not much here. light malt, slight hint of some hops.
Palate: very light mouthfeel.
Overall: depends on what you are looking for. Easy drinking beer better than your classic lager but not as good as many beers out there.

Photo of GossageBrewery
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this English Pale Ale into a pint glass. It poured a clear orangish color, produced a average head, white, average amount of lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma of the ale was very earthy, traces of malted grain and hops. The taste of this ale was light in body, butterscotch and caramel shined through. Some citrus hoppyness at the finish. Overall easy to drink, decent session beer but just nothing outstanding here.

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.23/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In a pint glass:

A: murky brown/amber colored body with a tan film of a head that only lasts a couple seconds, some lacing, not much

S: some barley and grains, some alcohol all to combine in an earthy way

T: malty backbone with caramel in there

M: light, sessionable, no aftertaste, dry finish

O: a decent beer for its style and I might have again .... ?

Photo of jadpsu
3.87/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very clear light mahogany color with a big fat head that displayed both
superior retention as well as clinging lace.
SMELL: Very sweet malts, toffee and caramel and a little herbal peppery spice.
TASTE: Malty, with some caramel, nutty. Still sweet, yet dry at the finish.
Clean, creamy with a moderate body.
Looking at other scores, surprised at how low they are. IMO this is a beer that easily is better than just OK. To each their own.

Photo of Redrover
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle from the winter variety pack. poured into my SA perfect pint, the beer is gold with a slight chill haze. It has a decent off-white head.

Nose of grains, a hint of caramel and grass.

The taste is mild with some sweetness and just of touch of hop bitterness. Grainy with some mild fruit (plum and apple) notes. The hops are more floral than citrus or pine. That kind of surprised me because the bottles say they use cascades. No off, odd or old notes. A tad boring but seems well made.

The mouth is decent with a bit of heft and just above mid-range carbonation.

I'm not sure I would reach for one on a regular basis, but would certainly not turn one down if offered.

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Dundee English-Style Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.