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

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Dundee Nut Brown AleDundee Nut Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
75
okay

134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 18.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jadjunk on 09-14-2011)
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Photo of sethmcconkey
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

sethmcconkey, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of 94Sip
4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

94Sip, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

RichH55, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Milkysunshine
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Milkysunshine, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of LexShaw89
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

LexShaw89, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
2.78/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a mahogany color, decent head to it. Not much aroma to this one.. at all. Taste is medium bodied, not the best of mouthfeels. Taste has a bit of nuttiness and roastiness in it, with a tinge of hops, seem a bit out of balance. Finishes somewhat clean... pretty average, if not below average brown ale. One of my more liked styles, but this one doesn't really do it for me. Luckily it's part of a mixed pack and the other ones have been pretty good, I'd pass on this in the future.

oriolesfan4, May 28, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a medium clear brown color with a billowing off white head with big carbonation bubbles entrapped within.. The head has good retention and eventually fades to leave a light level of lacing.

Smell – The smell is of brown bread, caramel and hazelnut; sweet roasted nut describes it best.

Taste – The taste is rather surprising. While I was expecting something of sweeter malt up front it was rather dry. A dry roasty biscuit flavor meets the tongue. While caramel is big in the nose it is not heavily present in the taste at all. The initial roasty biscuit flavors are meet with a roasted nut flavor more toward the middle of the taste. This mix of flavors lasts to the end of the taste where a little bitterness sits and lingers on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body and carbonation are both very average. A thicker body would have suited the flavors better, but the lighter body makes it go down very easily. Overall average.

Overall – Not bad, but it lacks some of the caramel sweetness and thicker body that would likely have accentuated the taste of the beer. All in all it has a good roasty nuttiness, but is a little too bitter.

Darkmagus82, May 18, 2012
Photo of therica
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

therica, May 10, 2012
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Beer4Baltimore, May 01, 2012
Photo of OldTime
3/5  rDev -7.7%

OldTime, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Mart1
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Mart1, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of ejh06752
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

ejh06752, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of lovellfam5
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

lovellfam5, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of MrOH
3.98/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

MrOH, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Redrover
3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Redrover, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Dokteravalanche
2/5  rDev -38.5%

Dokteravalanche, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

stampfler07, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of woodychandler
3.83/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

woodychandler, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of yesyouam
3.65/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

yesyouam, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of ClassicDaniel
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

ClassicDaniel, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
3.28/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

homebrew311, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of blakelive784
2.33/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a pint glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a translucent brown color with a rocky off-white head of 2.5 fingers. Retention is very good, and the head leaves a good bit of lacing, though it seems over-carbonated.

S - Toasted malt, caramel, cream and light bittering hops. Simple and mild. I hope the nuts come through on the tongue.

T - A watery open gives to light nutty tones (though I wouldn't pick it out as hazelnut). It's got a bland malty body that really doesn't do anything for the beer. I don't really find any hops notes. The beer's got a really strange metallic aftertaste that further hinders any subtle notes that may be present. Very poorly executed.

M - Highly carbonated, medium bodied, thick, and has a strange tongue coating finish to go along with the metallic note.

D - Really just not very good in any aspect. Maybe this sampler pack wasn't the best one to pick...

blakelive784, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.28/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

BeerKangaroo, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev -7.7%

AndrewMichael, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of JCanarecci
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

JCanarecci, Feb 29, 2012
Dundee Nut Brown Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.