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

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BA SCORE
72
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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 16.77%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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)
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

mwbrady12, Jul 17, 2013
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

bmcduff2, Jan 24, 2012
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
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

cardinals22, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of ddulek
2/5  rDev -35.5%

ddulek, Mar 27, 2013
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

jucifer1818, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
2/5  rDev -35.5%

ObiBeerCanobi, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of tbsb
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%
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.

tbsb, Dec 24, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

coloslc, Feb 24, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

LexShaw89, Jun 07, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

RCLOHR267, Feb 18, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

mrjbrown27, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of homebrew311
2.3/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: pours super light blonde, white head, small bubbles some lacing on glass, plenty of clarity

S: nose has sour grain smell, musty hops, and lemon. Something doesn't smell right...

T: taste matches the nose spot on, there is a weird grainy must that comes through with sharp hop character. Terrible balance.

MF: sharp, high carbonation, light body

O: not that great, not worth trying.. too many other better things available to settle with this.

homebrew311, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of jrnichols
2.31/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Golden and a little cloudy with a light head. Slight metallic smell and maybe a little malty. Slightly metallic and sweet with notes of coriander and a malty aftertaste. Lightly effervescent with a little bite. There's not a lot to this beer. Like the rest of the beers in the sampler pack, it's fairly uninteresting and has a slight metallic taste. It's drinkable but as satisfying as a good craft beer should be.

jrnichols, Jan 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

lefty, Apr 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

jaswilson2, May 25, 2013
Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. No date.

Appearance - Pours a big white head with good retention and low stick. Hazy gold amber body. Froths easily when swirled.

Smell - Dry corny musk. Slightly bready.

Taste - Follows the nose. Light corny sweetness and faint hop muskniess. Bittersweet, and not in a particularly good way.

Mouthfeel - Light. A bit unpleasantly sticky. Frothy carbonation.

Overall Drinkability - Not even really worth trying. Is neither refreshing, pleasant nor interesting. Not an all together awful beer, but not worth trying unless it's free and there's no alternatives.

ZenAgnostic, Dec 09, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Bockerdoppel91, Feb 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Limbshot, Nov 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

rgille2, Nov 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

magine, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
2.55/5  rDev -17.7%
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).

CraftBeerTastic, Jan 27, 2012
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
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Dundee English-Style Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.