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

Dundee English-Style AleDundee English-Style Ale

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 17.21%


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)
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mempath

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +47.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 23:59:11 | More by mempath
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WesWes

New York

3.9/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a beautiful dark golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light and fruity pale malt scent along with a bit of yeast esters and a bit of English hops. It's pretty tame while showcasing the malts. The taste is good. It has a very quaffable pale and Munich malt flavor. It's a tad sweet with a touch of English hops in the finish. It goes down easy with minimal yeast fruitiness that only enhances the taste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking beer. It's light and flavorful while being well balanced and quite quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 21:36:36 | More by WesWes
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obrike

Texas

3.69/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | 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.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 01:46:28 | More by obrike
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gtermi

Texas

3.65/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 20:04:56 | More by gtermi
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RunForYourBeer

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden orange with a thin white head. Carbonation is visible.

S: Caramel and biscuity malt with a bit of citrus hops.

T: Follows the smell with some biscuit and caramel with a bit of citrus hops on the finish.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: Solid beer at a decent price. Good one to have around.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 00:36:11 | More by RunForYourBeer
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therica

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I kinda like this stuff, I'm surprised. Just taking a break after a few heavy-IBU IPA's.

A= deep golden, nice big foamy white head, lots of lacing, some rimming.

S= interesting-- nice musty sweet malts, and notes of something like berry & watermelon.

T= slightly crisp, slightly to the watery side of average but very nice-- sweet malts, slightly grassy; lingering berry watermelon notes. Typical English hops in modest but balanced amount.

M= minimally astringent on tongue, with the lingering malts and berry-watermelon notes or whatever.

O= interesting offering, a decent blonde, more creative than many in the micro craft realm, surprisingly.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 02:04:46 | More by therica
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Hoagie1973

New York

3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold with the slightest amber hue. Medium white head stays in the form of a thin cap and leaves small strings of lace.

Malty, buttery aroma with some grassy hop. Flavor is much the same. Sweet malt, butterscotch/caramel and fruitiness is balanced by an earthy hop quality. Finishes sweet and turns a touch dry.

Medium Body with crisp carbonation.

Not the best EPA I've ever had, but not unpleasant and drinkable enough.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 22:51:24 | More by Hoagie1973
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 18:48:11 | More by woodychandler
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

i thought this was a much better beer than the people here are giving credit for. it pours clear and boring, a little copper in color, but too flat in luster for that, and with only a quarter inch of white fading head. the smell was also a little pedestrian, with english caramel and pale malts being the most visible, and some hop i cant immediatey identify, but its bitter and ancient, some goldings or something. the flavor is the same, but the finish makes this beer, its dry and clean as a palace floor, with some low key hops crackling over the palate. love the way this feels, bubbly carbonation above the dry finish, and a plenty drinkable light medium body. some toasty notes to wash it down, this was a good offering from dundee, not spectacular, but a step in the right direction for sure. the star of the most recent mixed box.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 05:52:07 | More by StonedTrippin
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zeff80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Available in their new Fall Craft Pack.

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a one-finger, rocky, white head of foam. It left some patchy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled earthy and malty with a touch of floral notes.

T - Butterscotch and caramel flavor like most English ales with some citrusy hop bite. Very mild bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice English style ale. Another Dundee beer that is sessionable and could make a good gateway beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 22:30:47 | More by zeff80
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Redrover

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 00:44:00 | More by Redrover
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev +13%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 01:11:40 | More by puboflyons
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a golden color with a light haze and a billowy white head. The head fades fast to give a lighter amount of lacing.

Smell – The aromas are relatively light, but consist of a bread and caramel aroma.

Taste – A malty flavor meets the tongue. A little bit of caramel sweetness is present up front and intensifies as the flavor moves toward the middle. The breadiness forms a base but toward the middle the caramel starts to fade as a lighter yeasty flavor begins working its way into the tongue. This flavor remains mild and mixes with the bread and a very light citrus flavor at the end which bring the taste to its finish.

Mouthfeel – Medium to just above medium in body with a average level of carbonation. The body suits the abv and malty flavors well. Not bad for the style; it’s very drinkable.

Overall – Not too bad. The beer is easy to drink, has great price, and has a good flavor without being too high in abv. A good session.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 01:43:39 | More by Darkmagus82
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fx20736

New York

3.46/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 01:42:13 | More by fx20736
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GregBlatz

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Very clear straw-like character. A slight chill haze. head is pure white and a little rocky.

S - Very subtle. A little metallic, a little grain sweetness but no fruity esters or hops noticeable.

T - OK, now we get something. Clear ale-like characteristics. Esters and a malty backbone. A caramel like flavor is present. The finish is slightly bitter.

M - Thin and moderately carbonated.

O - I know that Dundee doesn't make outstanding beers, but several of them clearly hit the style that they are going for. That is why I buy them(plus the price is cheap. $10.99 12pk variety). I really like this as a session English bitter. Very much a session beer. I want another.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 22:37:45 | More by GregBlatz
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.39/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 21:12:05 | More by chinchill
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marlinsfan4

Maryland

3.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A new beer in the mixed sampler 12 pack. Pours a light golden color, pretty good amount of carbonation. Faint hop aroma. Nice mouthfeel, medium bodied, surprisingly refreshing. Some hops rise through, maybe a bit of a citrus or lemon tinge, with a nice clean finish. Not the most exciting of styles, but this is a pretty damn good beer. Sipped it down pretty quick and looking forward to the next one of these in the pack.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 02:49:12 | More by marlinsfan4
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GarrettMD

New York

3.35/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Beautiful golden/orange color with a slight haze. Half finger off white head that doesnt seem to be going anywhere. Lots of visible carbonation.

S - Rich malt base, caramel and earthy notes, slightly nutty. A hint of pine hops in the background.

T - Malts and nutty flavor continue to dominate. Hop bitterness in the background but no flavor to note.

M - Medium body. good carbonation. Finish is sweet with that nut flavor.

O - Good drinkability, could easily session these. Nothing too special though, tastes pretty similar to Newcastle.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 00:06:08 | More by GarrettMD
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 14:55:02 | More by WVbeergeek
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I know I have purchased Dundee samplers once or twice before. I'm not sure why I bought this one - I guess I wasn't planning to go to the beer store, they had these at Wal-mart, so I got them.

This is not the best of the pack. It is a very mild pale ale. It is slightly dark and hoppy tasting. Very slightly. The appearance is very slightly cloudy with a nice thin head. The aroma is OK but a bit faint. I liked the Dundee IPA and porter much more than this, yet, it is drinkable and a good valued.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 17:48:56 | More by schoolboy
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Hergestridge

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev +8.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 04:56:23 | More by Hergestridge
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 20:10:25 | More by tone77
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
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 .... ?

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 00:30:22 | More by BeerKangaroo
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Mavigo

Michigan

3.23/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: pours a clear golden yellow color with a white head and ample amounts of lacing

S: light smell, wheat, grains, malts

T: light flavor as well, bread, grains, wheat, yeast, malts, and a bit of hops, could use a bit more oomp on the flavor side

M: medium carbonation, it is smooth and refreshing, its alrigt

O: was not bad, I would say it is alright, not impressive but I could drink one after another of this stuff, I'd say it is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 04:11:51 | More by Mavigo
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.2/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 06:33:05 | More by secondtooth
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Dundee English-Style Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.