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

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Dundee English-Style AleDundee English-Style Ale

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Reviews: 59
Hads: 226
Avg: 3.23
pDev: 32.51%
Wants: 1
Gots: 27 | 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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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours out a clear, mirthfully golden body with a finger's worth of creamyish white foam. Fair lace deposits on the descent.

Smell: Pale malted barley with a distant breadiness with low, low hints of bruised apricots, florals, and sweet lemon. A mild aroma overall.

Taste: Faintly bready, though sufficiently sweet pale malts. Apricot jelly and a light infusion of citrus arrive simultaneously, along with a light bitterness. Lightly sweetish, fruity through the finish. As with the aroma and as one might anticipate from the aroma, there's just not much going on here.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Not bad, no, though it failed to satisfy.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.36/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.09/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/8/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, plum, pear, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, plum, pear, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, plum, pear, apple, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a great crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a good English pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.37/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of WesWes
3.88/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.46/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of gtermi
3.59/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of homebrew311
2.34/5  rDev -27.6%
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.

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Photo of Redrover
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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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Photo of beergoot
3.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle label data: none noted

Apricot-hued body with a thick, frothy, white head. Mild caramel and toffee aroma. Warm, hearty bread flavor; subtle fruitiness; well-balanced hop bitterness. Medium body, leaning towards the heavy side; chewy.

A nice, warm, malt forward beer. There is a nice residual sugar component that adds a subtle sweetness without any cloying elements. Very respectable...

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
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

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Photo of schoolboy
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.21/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of RickS95
1.98/5  rDev -38.7%
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.

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Photo of NilocRellim
2.61/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

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Photo of Bear1964
3.82/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was a surprise I found in a sampler pack, pour showed a dark golden color with a small white head...head faded but some nice lace hung around. Smell was rich and full of malty hints, taste followed and some Carmel notes came out as it warmed. A nice medium mouthfeel shows a solid English-Style Ale for the brand...I'd pick up a 6 of this for sure.

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Photo of therica
3.62/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – light amber color, a little murky looking, with good carbonation and about a finger and a half’s wroth of khaki-colored foam that dissipates quickly. When first poured, the foam looks a lot like what you might get from a stout.

Smell – the barley is pretty evident here, but the hops make their presence known as well. It has a fairly earthy quality to it.

Taste – also a fairly earthy quality in the taste. There’s a barely noticeable hint of hops among the barley.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, but seems to lean a little more toward the watery side.

Overall – not a bad brew, but not very intriguing either.

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Dundee English-Style Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.