1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Dundee English-Style AleDundee English-Style Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
72
okay

177 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 177
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 16.77%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 09-12-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 177 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mrjbrown27:
Photo of mrjbrown27
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

mrjbrown27, Jan 26, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Guden
2.6/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

Guden, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of NilocRellim
2.6/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

NilocRellim, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Milkysunshine
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Milkysunshine, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of dogfishandi
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

dogfishandi, May 17, 2014
Photo of Golden32
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Golden32, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.35/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

WVbeergeek, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of chinchill
3.39/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

chinchill, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of LXIXME
3.09/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

LXIXME, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of marmstrong1212
3/5  rDev -3.2%

marmstrong1212, May 06, 2014
Photo of mempath
4.53/5  rDev +46.1%
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

mempath, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of secondtooth
3.2/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

secondtooth, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of norinco
3/5  rDev -3.2%

norinco, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of RickS95
1.96/5  rDev -36.8%
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.

RickS95, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of dustydinkleman
4.75/5  rDev +53.2%

dustydinkleman, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of cliff1066
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

cliff1066, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Rymish
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Rymish, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of jheezee
3/5  rDev -3.2%

jheezee, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -3.2%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of ImperatorScab
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

ImperatorScab, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of poohbearzeccola
3.12/5  rDev +0.6%

poohbearzeccola, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.3/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

tone77, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

puboflyons, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

4Socialanxiety, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev -3.2%

stampfler07, Apr 01, 2012
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Dundee English-Style Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.