Dundee Original Honey Brown Lager - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Dundee Original Honey Brown LagerDundee Original Honey Brown Lager

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BA SCORE
72
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1,301 Ratings
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72
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Ratings: 1,301
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 17.1%
Wants: 15
Gots: 138 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001

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Ratings: 1,301 | Reviews: 660
Photo of mlockman
2.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Mmm, like a Bud-Light with some honey mixed in.

Photo of el_michoacano
3.73/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cerveza roja que sabe a miel muy buena

Photo of SanRaphael
3.39/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Barely above an production-line lager. Not much honey. Not much brown. But not disagreeable for a cheaper beer either.

Photo of joe12pk
3.93/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this at the beer store down the street. Very light for a brown beer. Sweet, smooth, and delicious! Definite session beer. Thanks Genny! Cheers!

Photo of TopherBreski
2.91/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Unique beer I wasn't accustomed to. To a of coronation and head. Sweet but stout. I'll drink this will I'm eating BBQ but that would be about it.

Photo of Winston3737
2.18/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

One of the worst beers ever.

Photo of dsnyder61
4.24/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

im a big fan of this

Photo of GrizzleyBeer
1.96/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Probably the beer that got me interested in beer.
I sought this beer out only to find it on tap about 16 years ago.
Loved it.. even craved it.

Fast forward 2014.... Not the same beer, Honey finish is gone and its now just a below average lager.
I'm guessing bigger breweries bought them out.

Very disappointed.

Photo of donlar
4.45/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is my go-to, session beer. Just a nice taste that goes down easy.

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
1.33/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Pretty disappointing. I expected a sweeter newcastle, however this was not the case. Poured a very light bronze with white head that didn't last. Smell was sweet malt, maybe some corn. Taste was very sweet with a bit of honey and a weird after flavor that I couldn't quite place. Overall a very thin sweet beer that I would pass on again.

Photo of NCMatt
1.94/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Honestly, it tasted like bud light with a splash of honey. Disappointing

Photo of aurantiuseagle
3.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Has a tinge of honey at the end.

Photo of meesshh
3.66/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

One of my all time favorite anytime beer. You cannot beat the price. I love honey beers and this is my favorite.

Photo of ExtraStout
3/5  rDev -3.2%

This beer is very sweet and easy to drink. I was actually expecting worse tried it only for review sake.

Appearance: Pours clear light brown with a quick fade whit head that lea a spotty frothy cap and moderate lace.

Smell: Sweet sugary syrupy malt and honey.

Taste: Crisp and light with and approachable with a touch of sticky honey flavor and grain, malt and a light grass hop.

Mouthfeel: Thin light body with a bit too much carbonation but bearable.

Drinkability: I really wouldn't want to drink too many of these there are soooo many better drews.

Photo of Brian646
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Heavy and sweet but goes down very easy.

Photo of car2052
3.82/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle to a pint glass.

A: Clear, Deep golden with a 1 finger off-white head that fades quickly, leaving a thin white ring around the glass.
S: Not much going on here. Standard domestic beer yeasty smell. White bread. Hint of honey.
T: Light and crisp bready malt. Slightly sweet. Virtually no hop presence. Honey really isn't there in the taste either. Twinge of yeast also.
M: Light. Very crisp finish.
O: This is the most drinkable beer I've had in a while. Very light, but refreshing. I have no doubt this would be a great beer for barbecues, or with burgers. Very good for a mass-produced domestic beer.

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.42/5  rDev +10.3%

Appearance - Clear amber color, with no visible carbonation. 1 finger width foamy head that doesn't last long.

Smell - Slight sweet smell with a hint or roasted malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, not a lot of carbonation.

Taste - Light on taste, slightly sweet. Nothing else of real note.

Overall - Rating this beer was odd because it wasn't a bad beer it just wasn't a good beer. It was ok. Nothing really stands out.

Photo of Brew_42
3/5  rDev -3.2%

A-clear amber with a quickly dissipating white head.

Smell-Malts and a very slight hint of caramel and honey

Taste- malts and a hint of honey.

Mouthfeel- medium body no carbonation

Overall- kind of "meh" not big on flavor.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

honey brown is one of the original beers of rochester, and unless you drink the genny stuff, this is really the original craft offering of the city. i still like it as much as i ever have. its distinct. a little pale in color to be considered a brown in my book, more copper, and very clear. the nose shows a little honey sweetness, but most of that is fermented out and leaving only the pollen honey flavor. lots of malt middle too, with more of an amber sweetness than a honey one. malty like an esb almost, less roast and chocolate malt than i usually expect from a brown, but there is a sight darker malt element which i guess can get it there for those not used to bigger darker richer browns. the fact that its lagered makes it awesome i think. drinks lighter, finishes quickly, and lets the flavors sort of come back one by one after the swallow. a very pleasant and drinkable brew, good craft to drink a lot of, and even right from the bottle feels appropriate. nice carbonation and not the least bit filling. the original and best from dundee.

Photo of PvtSnowball
3.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Purchased from one of the local grocery stores.

A: Clear amber with decent head and retention.

S: Balanced malt and hop with little bit of the honey.

T: More malt than hop with some sweetness.

M: Smooth with decent carbonation. Maybe a tad watery.

O: Not bad. I like the addition of the honey. You could do worse.

Photo of MMaxim11
3.63/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is refreshing and balanced. Honey brown has a sweet malt flavor with seemingly no hops to taste. You get a sweet malt flavor at the front of the tongue with a pleasant mild honey aftertaste. The two different sweet characteristics makes you want to take another sip. The beer is easy to drink and an excellent choice on a hot summer day or night. Since there is no bitterness to this beer, it is an excellent recommendation to friends who are used to drinking typical American lagers.

Photo of PA-hunter
3.72/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured bottle into glass. 4.5% abv

Appearance- A copper orange with a good foamy head that fades fast. Quite clear.

Smell- Sweet corn malt aromas typical of a lager. Notes of caramel and honey as well.

Taste- The malt has the sweetness much more of caramel than the smell may suggest. Little complexity at all but does finish with a sweet honey taste on the back end which compliments the malt quite nicely. Zero hop prescence in this one but that is fine as it's a lager.

Mouthfeel- Thin-medium in body generally, but medium-high compared to the lager category. The liveliness in carbonation helps the feel. Not watery whatsoever, just right for the style.

Overall- A lager I was pleased with. I would buy these for those warm Summer days. Very easy drinking and has a pleasant sweet taste about it which makes it quite agreeable. I'm not a lager guy but this beer is now one of my favorite lagers. Refreshing.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.17/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A good everyday beer. The appearance is a little thin for a brown, but the smell and taste were both pretty good. Mostly earth and nut tones from the smell but most of what you get in the taste was a little bit of floral tastes from the hop and a little bit of sweetness from the malt. The mouthfeel was nice as well although it was thinner than I thought it was going to be. It's not complicated, doesn't have a real wow factor, but overall not bad.

Photo of Foyle
3.14/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1" sudsy head that quickly recedes leaving moderate lacing. Golden/amber color and some carbonation streaming up.
Aroma: maybe just a slight hint of hops but the sweetness of the toasted malt and honey are what dominate
Mouthfeel: watery, crisp, refreshing. Very sessionable. Fairly dry finish.
Flavor: toasted bread with honey
Overall: I quite enjoyed this beer. It is the first time I have ever tried it. It is certainly not a ’world class’ beer but it is perfectly fine for what it is -- a clean, refreshing, and enjoyable brew.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.55/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: Clear amber color with a light cream head that recedes to a patch of film, no lacing.

Aroma: Very subtle honey sweetness, cereal grains.

Taste: Lightly toasted grains, honey sweetness, chocolate, malts.

Mouthfeel: Light in weight.

Overall: Just a bit too watered down, I was disappointed even without high hopes.

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Dundee Original Honey Brown Lager from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 1,301 ratings.