Dundee Nut Brown Ale - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.18/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
This brew was served from the tap at The Genesee Brew House in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a house hefe glass glowing a golden amber brown. It held a one finger head of crisp, tannish bubbles. This showed nice retention, leaving spidery lacing down the glass. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared average. The nose was light and sour, with sweetness of floral hops, and bitterness from medicinal phenols. The grain was cheap and adjuncty, with metallics. With warmth the sweetness of caramel malts and booze made it sniff much like a Scotch ale, but only milder. Our first impression was that the flavoring was on the light side, and interestingly sweet. As we sipped, soured grain of caramel and pale malts hit first. These paved the way for lemon rind, grit, and mineral, with light caramel sugars to balance. The peak showed faint banana esters, and more sweet roast to the caramel in the malts. A smoothness of walnut and coolness of mild honey pulled us to the finish, where the sourness of lemon and orange rind hit, with drying musk and light woody tannins. The aftertaste breathed more of the same, with sweetness of caramel, light roast, lemony tea, and musk. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. Each sip was wet and creamy, with decent froth, slurp, smack, and glug. Otherwise the mouth was cooled, with little coating other than a faint tannin pucker. The abv was appropriate, and the beer sipped fine.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the aroma. With warmth it did truly smell like a baby Scotch ale. There was good sweetness and heat off the top, with a hearty depth to the malts. The problem was that it was a bit mild and washed through. The flavoring, however, was overly soured and inclusive of thick bitters of citric rind and a hollow sweetness to caramel malts. This left the palate unbalanced, and at times confused as to what the ultimate goal of the brewers was with this one.
Serving type: on-tap
11-26-2012 02:20:40 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
3.06/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle, poured a very clear beer, rich brown walnut/mahogany. With a decently large headeof creamy off-white head, sticky lacing, and pretty good retention.
S - hmm, bready metallic notes, hazelnuts yes, but a citrus zip also. Bready foremost, some nutty dried fruit notes like an xmas torte, but really bland and a bit on the metaliic artificial side.
T - a malty nutty profile, a bit of a sour metallic-ness. Wholegrain bread, marmalade, hazelnuts, but a harshness underlying. I think adding flavoring might have contributed to the artificial feeling metalic notes that really come to the fore here and work to undermine the beer. Finish is bready, citrus and hazelnut shavings, a little dry but also lingers for quite awhile.
M - moderate body, good amount of filling carbonation, quite an easy approachable body. Sessionable initially but a cloying metalic slickness really undermines it.
Nothing about this is really worth seeking, go have sam smiths instead. This has a much thinner malt profile, little retrained hops and an all round artificial and metallic character. I finished the beer, but not an experience I particularly enjoyed, you have to work to get this down. Doesn't get better as it warms either, avoid.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 22:59:34 | More by mick303
3.73/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - Dark Amber with a white head.
Smell - light malt .
Taste - Crisp and malty with a slight hazelnut aftertaste
Mouthfeel - Smooth - hidden alcohol and dry nutty finish.
Overall - Nice beer. Worth trying a six pack.
Serving type: Bottle.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2014 02:25:20 | More by Realbeer1542
3.6/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: BevMo in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 for a BevMo variety 8-pack (w/ BevMo card)
Purchased: Dec. 31, 2013
Consumed: Jan. 4, 2014
Poured a reddish amber clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Lots of uneven foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Very good retention on the top.
Smelled a pleasant whiff of caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, hazelnut, espresso, light chocolate and some honey. Not a lot, but very good.
Tasted pretty close to the nose, but not quite as good. Got roasted bitter nuts, hazelnut, espresso, caramel, toffee, honey and some metallic notes.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish.
This beer had its moments for sure. A couple of my ratings could have changed a tick or two either way, but the finish wasn’t matched by the start.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2014 06:39:55 | More by BucannonXC5
Dundee Nut Brown Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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