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

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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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Photo of MrOH
3.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brilliant gold with a finger and a half of pebbly white head. Good retention. Rings of lace at every gulp. It's a pretty beer, at least.

Deep, biscuity malt, some caramel, hay-like hops.

Again, sweet malt with some hay-like hops.

Medium-heavy with ample carbonation.

A simple, quaffable ale. Nothing too spectacular, but then again, it isn't trying to be.

MrOH, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of Dokteravalanche
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Dokteravalanche, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev -3.2%

stampfler07, Apr 01, 2012
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 blakelive784
2.63/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

blakelive784, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev -3.2%

AndrewMichael, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of JCanarecci
3/5  rDev -3.2%

JCanarecci, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of cheapswiller
3/5  rDev -3.2%

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

Bockerdoppel91, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of kdawg105
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very Average in my opinion! Have quite a few diff. styles of these brews and this one just not it for me. Anyway smell is quite light and not very noticeable the taste is light not what to expect from a Pale Ale anyway light in the mouth goes down smooth easy drinking brew so buy it, that's all up to you!

kdawg105, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of dustydinkleman
4.75/5  rDev +53.2%

dustydinkleman, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of speracado
3/5  rDev -3.2%

speracado, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.1/5  rDev 0%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of rbthuffman
3/5  rDev -3.2%

rbthuffman, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of Goldfishman
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of schoolboy
3.35/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

schoolboy, Jan 29, 2012
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 BeerKangaroo
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
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 .... ?

BeerKangaroo, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of bmcduff2
1/5  rDev -67.7%

bmcduff2, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Redrover
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Redrover, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of jheezee
3/5  rDev -3.2%

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

teyuders, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of BrewtalAlement
3/5  rDev -3.2%

BrewtalAlement, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of jmarklan
2.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a light copper color with a quickly dissipating head and minimal lacing.

S: Very slight pine hops. Caramel malt is prevalent. Somewhat musky.

T: Very light in flavor. Very slight hop kiss, orange like, followed by caramel and grain in the end.

M: Thin and watery.

Overall: I like this brewery because they make decent beer at a cheap price but this beer didn't do it for me... just too boring.

jmarklan, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of GregBlatz
3.45/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

GregBlatz, Jan 02, 2012
Dundee English-Style Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.