Dundee Original Honey Brown Lager - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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Reviews by nofalltoofar:
3.8/5 rDev +22.6%
A: Nothing special. Just a reddish lager
T: The best part. Nice and full with a sweet aftertaste
M: Not bad, not too thick, not too watery
Pretty good, but this one comes with a warning. It has some nice sweet undertones which make it easy to toss back, although it has a light ABV compared to other sweeter beers like Brown Sugah. Refreshing, tasty, and delicious.
06-21-2011 21:35:36 | More by nofalltoofar
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3/5 rDev -3.2%
Appearance Bright orange in color with a decent head.
Smell This smells like a typical American macro (without the skunk, thankfully). The grain is unrefined and a bit musty with no quality sweetness or balancing hops.
Taste Theres a very slight taste of honey here that kind of smoothes things out, but otherwise this is American grain and sucrose with a dash of table sugar.
Mouthfeel Lightly carbonation and medium to light in the body.
Drinkability This is definitely not one that Id buy again, but it was just good enough to keep out of the sink.
01-12-2004 00:48:52 | More by RoyalT
4.3/5 rDev +38.7%
Despite the fact that this beer has a low rating, i think it really great. This is not at all a typical american lager like bud or coors. This beer has a mild sweet taste that is very smooth much like all lagers and an almost creamy aftertaste that will please any mouth. This is one of my favorite session lagers and i highly suggest it.
09-20-2010 18:47:18 | More by CBOLAND17
3.53/5 rDev +13.9%
This is another good effort from our hometown brewer. It's more popular in othe places than here. It's unfortunate that folks rarely enjoy or notice what's sitting right in front of their noses.
It is a very nice amberish presentation, with a hint of sweetness, more from a gentle hopping than anything else. It's very nice. So nice in fact, that it'll even walk the dog or take out the trash.
I would recommend it if you like this kind of thing, because you shouldn't throw you money at BudMillerCoors if you can help it.
This is a wonderful beer that you will enjoy. Get over the Honey thing, it's really not that sweet.
09-07-2004 03:28:18 | More by rugbycritic
3.03/5 rDev -2.3%
Lucky review #200 for this beer.
This one actually looks pretty good. Very shiny, vibrant, darker-golden hue. Small head floats on the surface and forms a ring around the edge of the glass.
Smell is lacking. Like an american macro lager with some artificial honey-like scent on top.
Tastes much like it smells. Like Budweiser with honey flavoring added. The mouthfeel burns at first, in that macro lager kind of way, but then it smooths out quickly, which is a relief.
The only other honey lager I have had is Young's Waggledance, and comparatively speaking, that is much better, but this beer is really not all that bad. If they ironed out the burning sensation it gives your mouth, this would be an above-average beer, in my book.
02-09-2006 00:34:55 | More by chOAKbarrell
3.3/5 rDev +6.5%
Im having this beer just right now.The honey taste is light.the mouthfeel is very good but if i was in bar i would not ask for a beer this sweet.Is good if you are just having one.i really like the color of this beer is like dark gold but not to dark for my taste.
08-13-2006 00:23:28 | More by BeerDreadz
3.33/5 rDev +7.4%
The only thing brown about this beer is part of the name. The highly enjoyable honey flavour and ease of drinkability are the real highlights of this brew. An excellent session beer and perahps a nice baby-step beer for drinkers who can't let go of their mainstream lagers/pils.
10-15-2001 11:27:26 | More by Todd
3.78/5 rDev +21.9%
Presentation: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: It has a golden amber color with excellent clarity. The head is thick and white in color. It hangs on for a short time and recedes to a thin cap that leaves very little lacing.
Smell: There is a sweet bread malt aroma with some honey.
Taste/Mouth feel: It has a simple bready malt flavor with some sweetness from the honey. The hops are light and add just a hint of bitterness to the finish, which is crisp and clean. The texture is refreshingly smooth with a light to medium body and an average carbonation.
Notes: Honey brown is very refreshing, clean and simple. Not bad at all for the price.
06-09-2008 22:50:53 | More by generallee
2.9/5 rDev -6.5%
12 oz bottle with no freshness date.
A- Dusty golden color with a decent lace.
S- Sweet aroma, more malt than honey ... almost smells like processed honey essence.
T- Weak and watery malt, mild sweetness with a husky finish. Faint hop does nothing to flavor and barley balances.
M- Light crispness, a tad slick on the palate.
D- This beer is easy to drink though the sweetness was getting to me after a while.
A cult classic and a decent stepping stone from macro lagers to perhaps craft beer one day.
07-27-2005 02:29:18 | More by Jason
2.5/5 rDev -19.4%
12 ouncer with no freshness dating. Very light for a "brown" beer. Very clear. Medium bubble head that does leave some lacing. This is sweet, insipid stuff. Thin, watery brew. Light wiff of malt on the nose and the palate. Not enjoyable stuff, pass it by, alot of more worthwhile brew out there.
10-28-2004 01:55:27 | More by Billolick
2.9/5 rDev -6.5%
The beer was clear and light brown. There was a small head that faded, but left a little lacing on the glass. There was almost no carbonation visible.
The smell was pretty weak, but you could catch a little sweet honey.
The taste was very mild, semisweet. It was smooth and had a light bitterness at the end. Not a beer I would drink again if I had a choice.
08-27-2008 15:46:26 | More by nem2006
3.23/5 rDev +4.2%
Pours a light honey orange, with a big head that fades fast to a thin fuzzy white laece.
Not much to the aroma. If there's honey in it, I can't pick it up here. Smells like plain old beer.
Tastes pretty smooth. Again, I can't seem to locate the honey, but it's a nice balanced lager. Not a lot of hops, but it still has a nice bitter smack to it.
Mouthfeel is middle of the road. Slightly closer to light than heavy.
Terribly under-rated beer, that is actually quite drinkable. I hadn't had one in quite a while, and I was bit surprised at how smooth and balanced it is.
08-13-2008 23:58:38 | More by MisterDeeds
4/5 rDev +29%
Served into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: caramel in color with 1 inch head, clear, high carbonation
Smell: toasted malt and honey
Taste: honey start with sugar coming in closely behind and toasted malt in the middle the finish is sweet honey
Mouthfeel: light body, high carbonation, sweet start with a less sweet middle and a super sweet end
Drinkability: I try to leave prejudice out of my reviews, but in full disclosure this was the beer I probably drunk the most of in my later years in college and my first years out out of it. Now I only have it every now and then. Still it is sentimental and is a favorite. I love the sweetness and refreshingness of this. I could easily drink a six of these--if not more. Of all the Dundee's beers this is by far my favorite. I think it drinks more like a sweet brown. If you like sweeter beers, hunt this down. The honey is about as present here as it is in any beer.
11-07-2011 14:41:27 | More by tigg924
3/5 rDev -3.2%
The beer pours an orange-amber color with a decent-sized white head. The aroma has a little bit of honey in it but the major aroma components are grain and sugar. The beer smells very sweet overall. The flavor is also heavy on the grain with a little bit of caramel malt mixed in. Nothing special. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
04-04-2011 01:08:01 | More by Mora2000
3.18/5 rDev +2.6%
Poured a clear , golden amber with a half inch white head. Smells is of some malt , slight adjunct , and artificial honey like smell. Mildly malty taste , slightly on the sweet side , no hops taste , a little thin with a tad bit of honey flavor that helps the drinkability. Mouthfeel is light. A decent brew , just not very flavorful. Goes down quick and easy though. Id buy it over most macros.
04-08-2006 04:24:54 | More by Byeast
Dundee Original Honey Brown Lager from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 1,178 ratings.