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Dundee Nut Brown Ale - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 41
Hads: 152
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 6.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jadjunk on 09-14-2011

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Photo of wac9
4.76/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

omg what a great beer its a english brown ale what more do u need to know if you love english brown ale then drink up it has a great taste love it smells boozy but it not the color in the glass is wonderful drink up men wonderful frist taste to the last time always to taste another dundee beer and this is worth a good beer at a low price love it (347 characters)

Photo of fx20736
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, served at room temp.

dark amber beer with minimal bubble showing supports a Pecan Sandy colored head. Good lacing.

aroma: faint caramel with equally faint hoppiness. Alcohol esters present. the aroma is good but not very strong.

mouthfeel: is good, fully and chewy.

taste: malt bomb like eating whole wheat bread, a touch of sweetness with just the right amount of hops to cut through the malty sweetness.

notes: surprisingly good, easily the best Dundee beer I've had. will buy again. (536 characters)

Photo of MrOH
3.98/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear chestnut brown with a solid finger-plus of off white head. Decent retention.

A bit of esters, some floral hopping, and a healthy dose of toasted malt. Hazelnut aroma is like watered down frangelico.

Sweet toasted malts upfront, then some fairly clean bitterness, followed by caramel and hazelnut. A bit sweet for me. Surprisingly elegant and drinkable.

Medium bodied with lowish carbonation.

A surprisingly well done take on an northern english brown. A bit too sweet for the style, but the hazelnut flavoring is well integrated. An easy drinker for sure, but well made. (580 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.96/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark garnet-hued body with a sensibly sized, ivory-hued head.

Smell: Sweetish, malty notes of semi-sweet chocolate, pale malts, toasted caramel, and the addition of hazelnut over a thin dried herb backdrop.

Taste: Pale malts, chocolaty malts, and caramel-tasting malts melding together, along with the dash of hazelnut flavoring, to give an overall nutty taste, as one might expect and rightfully demand given a cheeky squirrel on the front label. Lightly spicy, faintly floral hops with a low bitterness. Sweetish, still reasonably nutty on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: A pleasing nut brown ale; simple, but solidly structured. While it's not quite a Rogue Hazelnut Nectar, the entire Dundee 12-pack mixer cost me only a few quarters more than a six-pack of Rogue's. (865 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My local trader, Tone77, brought over a whole buncha beers for me the other day and I am anxious to try all of them. I am not striving for fancy or chasing after the latest hot commodity, but instead sampling as widely and variously as possible.

From the bottle: "Originally brewed using the Yorkshire square system of fermentation, the nut brown ale calls the North of England home. A hint of hazelnut, a dash of rich caramel and a sprinkle of chocolate malt all intertwine with the flowery bouquet of Willamette hops to produce a round-bodied ale worthy of its homeland. Take a leaf out of our buddy, Cyril the red squirrel's book, and enjoy a Dundee Nut Brown Ale in your own drey. (Drey is a squirrel's nest. See, you learned something too.)"

Ha! I like learning while I drink. Cyril, by the way, is featured on the front label, in his smoking jacket with a lit pipe, an open nut brown ale and an acorn cap. I will be forced to make do with just a beer.

My aggro pour created a two-plus finger cap of fizzy light-tan head with moderate retention. I could really smell the hazelnut on the nose. Color was a deep-brown with NE-quality clarity. As the head subsided, I leaned in for a better whiff and the hazelnut was still very evident, but now with a chocolaty quality. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, approaching, but not quite achieving creaminess. It was a sweet beer, to be sure, with the chocolate and hazelnut interacting nicely on the tongue to give it sort of a candy bar quality. It was on the finish that I caught the floweriness of the hops, and by flowers, they mean lilac, violet, or something equally perfume-like in its scent. Overall, not a bad beer, but just a bit too sweet for a self-avowed hophead. (1,723 characters)

Photo of Realbeer1542
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
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. (257 characters)

Photo of secondtooth
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, clean caramel-amber. Solid head of carbonation, exquisite lacing. Superb!

Aroma is thick and malty, as expected of the style. Seems faithful enough.

Taste is syrupy sweet, with tones of nuts, leaves, some caramel or toffee, even some chocolate in there...actually not bad at all.

As with the other Dundee brews (had this as part of a mix pack), not an outstanding beer, but certainly drinkable. Easily recommendable to craft beer novices (and those on a budget), as this 12-bottle, 4 style mix only set me back $10.49. (535 characters)

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Appearance - Medium dark brown body. Offwhite frothy head with good stick and decent retention. Swirling instantly creates more frothy head.

Smell - Sweet nutty malt. Slight banana.

Taste - Slight coffee bitterness followed by a thin underripe banana maltiness. No complexity. A little light on the body, but still enjoyable.

Mouthfeel - Light and frothy due to what seems like an unlimited amount of body carbonation that easily converts to head when agitated in the glass or mouth. Mild astringency, which actually helps this beer out a bit.

Overall Drinkability - A bit plain, but has no off characters. Would make a decent session. (688 characters)

Photo of yesyouam
3.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dundee Nut Brown Ale is a very clear, very sparkling brown ale with a dense, waxy, off white head that has great retention and lacing. It smells nutty, malty, a little sweet and metallic. It's light bodied and quite lively. The finish is pretty clean. The flavor is pretty well balanced. It's nutty with an herbal bitterness. There are notes of chocolate, metal and something Irish. It's really easy drinking. The metal flavor is a little distracting, but there's enough flavor to keep some interest. I could go through a few of these. (535 characters)

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
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
Misc.: N/A

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. (941 characters)

Photo of Redrover
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An aggressive pour into my Leinenkugle Imperial Pint glass, revels a medium brown beer with a massive tan head. There is a bit of sticky lacing. Not a bad looker!

The beer has a nice smell of lightly roasted grains, a bit of toffee and whisper of hops (from the bottle, they are Willamette).

The beer is mildly sweet with brown sugar, Rollo and lightly roasted malts. A little nutty and fruity mid glass. No off or odd notes.

The mouth needs be thickened up a bit and I think this is the only real weakness in the beer.

This went well with my ham & cheese on a pretzel roll. I would have this one again. (608 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
3.57/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz.

Pours translucent dark brown, reddish tint around the edges, medium whitish head.

Smells of bready roasted malts, some brown sugar and chocolate-like bitterness.

Tastes of caramel and brown sugar malts, lightly toasted, and a bit nutty.

Medium body with medium carbonation.

Pretty decent brown ale, nothing groundbreaking but it hit the spot. Wouldn't turn it down in the future. (396 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle in a pint glass.

Pours a very clear brown. There is a decent tan head, but this retreats rapidly, leaving little more than a ring but good lacing on the glass.

Mouthfeel: well-chosen carbonation. Medium-thin body. Beyond crisp, this one is a bit harsh and acidic feeling. Nice, unusually dry (for style and ABV) finish.

Aroma: mild: toasted malt; nutty and lightly spicy.

Taste: a tad light for style; no serious flaws; nice dry nutty finish, perhaps in part to the "natural hazelnut flavors". Approaches 4.

O - Not a typical brown ale, but overall an average quality brown ale. Very good value as part of Dundee 'craftpack'. (645 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit on the malty side. Taste is malts, some nuttiness, just a touch of hops, mild but refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer. (257 characters)

Photo of jadpsu
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brown ales are my favorite style.
12 oz bottle, poured a very clear rich brown walnut/mahogany, with a eye popping large tan head with sticky lacing, and very good retention.

Aroma: Yeast and malts. I get some chocolate, molasses and the smell of cold metal.

Taste, Malts roasty and toasty, sweet. Despite the roasted malts it is thin, on the palate.
I always like a good brown ale, and while not a great brown, I would be happy to have another one of these. (461 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a deep clear colored ruby chestnut brown, with a fine khaki head. Fine speckled lacing left behind after the head settles. Aroma has a subtle nuttiness to it but doesn't scream artificial flavor or syrup sweetness. Mild roasted malt character in the nose with an edge of herbal hops. Flavor is superbly balanced compared to what I was expecting some latent sweety syrup notes arise as a dry nuttines with herbal leafy hops coming in amongst the dark roasted malt character pretty interesting array of flavors. Mouthfeel is medium bodied carbonation is pretty sturdy feels pretty industrial with a craft kick to it all comparable to the Saranac lineup in that regard. These continue to sell because their around 12 bucks a sampler 12 pack, can't beat it for the new beer enthusiast who wants to make a low risk investment into the realm of flavorful beer. (862 characters)

Photo of therica
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A= appropriate-to-style medium brown, modest off-white head.

S= mild fresh-laundry bleach malts nose, some nuttiness, floral hops.

T= pretty much according to style, not bad, a solid entry, not overly noteable. Nutty (light hazelnut is identifiable), some slightly dry nice malts, modest green grassy notes, adequate hops florals and bitters.

M= lightly dry with light nut.

O= a decent offering in its style. (412 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at the thirsty turtle, victor, ny. free glassware promotion and BMC alternatives coerced me to get a few of these. the beer is a lighter shade of brown, with plenty of light able to pass through, and about an inch of white foam rests on top, but dissipates quickly. i smell a lot of euro malt, caramel and something with a little toast to it. the sweetness stays in the flavor, and reminds me more of a bag of extract. i do smell and taste a little vanilla, as well as some standard ale yeast that gives the beer a little life. gentle chocolate tones in the finish as well, not a bad brown ale all up, but one that could be rounded out a little bit by fermenting some of this residual sugar to take the sweetness out of the finish and drive up the abv to a wintery level. good carbonation and a thinner body make this pretty drinkable, if a little bit unexciting. dundee is hindered by its large brewing capacity at genessee, but this is certainly a passable attempt. (974 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from the 12 fl. oz. bottle on November 19, 2011. The pour is darker amber about the color of chestnut with fine clarity and a long lasting, but smallish head. The aroma is fairly typical for the style with that small dash of hazelnut mixed in with the malts and sugar. The body is thin to medium.The hazelnut is not as noticeable in the taste which tends to be bitter and a little astringent at the end. As far as Nut Browns go this is adequate and a litle less costly than some. But it is not extraordinary. (516 characters)

Photo of Nerudamann
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - dark amber or medium brown in color, somewhat clear, with about two and a half fingers' worth of light tan colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - it smells much like it should, like that of a lager with a nutty favor to the aroma.

Taste - it tastes much like it smells, but there seems to be a more acrid, bitter taste which probably comes from a higher hop input. It finishes with a bit of a sweeter tinge to it.

Mouthfeel - pretty well balanced overall, not leaning more toward the watery side or the creamy side.

Overall - not a bad brew, but not terribly interesting to think about either. (660 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden brown color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled nutty with some caramel and chocolate notes.

T - It tasted somewhat nutty with sweet caramel and chocolate flavors. A slightly bitter hop bite.

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

O - This was an okay nut brown ale. It works in a pinch but not something to rush out and stock up on. (457 characters)

Photo of WesWes
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a translucent brown color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a sweet caramel malt scent along with a touch of dry, nuttiness. The taste is average. It has a bone dry, caramel malt flavor along with a light hazelnut flavor. It seems artificial, and therefore loses it's appeal. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This an above average beer, but it's a weak example of a nut brown ale. (495 characters)

Photo of homebrew311
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head glass.

This brew pour a light clear brown, the shade of a copper penny. It starts off with a thick creamy head that diminishes to a thin collar. There is no lacing to speak of. The aroma features subtle roasted notes intertwined with sweeter caramel notes. Notes of cashew come through. The taste starts with some toasted grains and gives way to a sweet molasses and toffee character. The flavor is there, but tastes a tad watered down. The body is thin and the carbonation is low. This is the best brew from the Dundee mix pack that I have sampled. (577 characters)

Photo of Hoagie1973
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear chestnut brown with a light white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lace.
Nothing remarkable about the nose; light malt and some sweetness.
Flavor is toasted malt and some light nuttiness. Caramel and sugars come through without much in the way of balance. Doesn't taste bad in any way, but very simple and sweet. Could use a bit of earthy hops.
Average body & feel.
Drinkable in small quantities. Too sweet for a long session. (442 characters)

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass (also for some odd reason also had in a borrowed chalice, nothing changed):

A: dark brown colored body with a somewhat off-white frothy head with slight lacing that slides down the glass

S: sweet nutty malt with some caramel

T: slight coffee bitterness followed by some light nutty maltiness

M: light and has some harshness on the tongue, sessionable, no aftertaste and finish

O: a decent beer that I would have again, but would rather have it on tap if offered. (485 characters)

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Dundee Nut Brown Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.