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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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1,193 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,193
Reviews: 645
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 16.77%
Wants: 9
Gots: 63 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001)
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

KGarrett, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

LambicKing, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

twelveinches, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

zachturner39, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

victory4me, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of mjtiernan
3/5  rDev -3.2%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

GennyCreamAle, Nov 14, 2011
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2/5  rDev -35.5%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tigg924, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of CaptJackHarkness
2.23/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From twety-four ounce can :

Aroma sweet malts floral. Appearance is a coppery light brown with fairly large white head. The head dissapears in seconds, there is no lacing. The taste is horrid, overly sweet, adjunct lager with brown food coloring! Nasty, Nasty,Nasty!

CaptJackHarkness, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of Koufax21
2.68/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Pagosa Brewing pint glass.

A - borderline amber color, with a fizzy white head that quickly disappears.

S - smells of biscuit and honey.

T - Somewhat bready, but the honey overpowers it rather quickly.

M - good carbonation, and medium bodied.

O - not really my style. Only reason I was able to try this was because my wife bought some. I would not buy this for myself, but my old lady seems to enjoy them.

Koufax21, Oct 22, 2011
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2.68/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: clear light amber colored with a foamy head that recedes quickly. bubbles form on the inside of the glass.

S: Honey, malt and yeast.

T: Mostly malts with a sweet honey linger. Somewhat bready.

M: A little carbonation tingle, but very light. Crisp and thin.

O: A decent amber, but rather plain and a little too malty for my taste. Just a very basic brew.

bluHatter, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of CrazyDavros
2.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark amber with a large, quickly-fading head.
The only noticeable aroma is honey... nothing else.
Loads more honey as a flavour along with some caramel and finishes with a mild bitterness. A little cloying.
Could use more carbonation.
One-dimensional but not bad.

CrazyDavros, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of cindiwindi1025
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer budget was running low so i decided to try one of the cheap, mass-produced craft beers.

a- light orange in color with a decent white head that dissipates after a few and retains a nice ring lacing

s- smells very sweet, bready, malty, yeasty. more malt aroma than anything else

t- sweet honey, carmelly/nutty malts, nice sweet aftertaste

m- crisp, medium carbonation. goes down really easy

o- nicely and happily surprised at how much i like this. its not bad at all for cheap beer and is very drinkable. since the abv is so low it wouldnt be a bad thing to down a 12 pack. very happy with my choice!

cindiwindi1025, Oct 02, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a crystal clear honey color with two fingers of frothy white head.

S-Smells primarily of some herbal hops and some light caramel notes.

T-Light, sweet, bready malts with a slight green apple note and some light bitterness on the finish.

M-Smooth and slick in the mouth with low carbonation and a faint dryness on the finish.

D-Very easy drinking and sessionable beer. You can't beat the price either: .99 for a 24 oz. can. A great choice for a backyard BBQ sort of event.

samie85, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of Brewski4Drewski
3.18/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed September 3 at Savannah Craft Brew Fest '11.
A: Pours more of a golden than brown with a bright white head, decent lace.

S: Smells of honey and malts, smells really good maybe enjoyed the smell more than the taste

T&M: Smooth and crisp with a slight honey finish, I wish it tasted like it smelled...noice. Really drinkable, felt like I was drinking a light lager, could have put back a couple...baker's dozens...

O: Might try to cook with this one...

Brewski4Drewski, Sep 06, 2011
Photo of ADZA
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a weird colour for a so called honey brown its more like a clear see through golden amber hue which leaves a fast vanishing one finger head and a rim of lacing,i found the smell of honey more prominant when smelling the bottle but when poured the aromas are creaming soda,a touch of honey,floral hops and sweet barley,it has a just over light bodied mouthfeel and is very smooth and has tastes of toffee,honey,a touch of floral hops,barley sugar and finished with a caramel sweetness and overall i really was hoping for more cheers.

ADZA, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 1.5" white head. Clear light sienna brown iced tead colored body. Smell is mildy sweet with caramel. Taste is pretty much the same. Label says this is extra rich? No. Is it lager? Yes, I get some of the crispness in the finish. Is it sweet as honey, no, not really. Just a tiny step up from BMC mainstream.

MoreThanWine, Aug 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a medium amber color with a soda-like head that doesn't stick around too long.

Aroma is adjunct sweetness and macro lager-esque. Some caramel and brown sugar are there as well.

First sip and I remember a lot of college keg parties. We used to think this was as good as it got when it came to kegged beer. Wow. Like Bud with a couples scoops of raw sugar thrown in. Seltzery mouthfeel, caramel sweet with some corn flake flavors.

Overall - meh. It is what it is. The price point is a direct indicator of what you're getting.

indiapaleale, Aug 25, 2011
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3.05/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Copper-amber lager in color with a white two-finger head that quickly dissipates in to a thin wispy lace.

S: Average malted aroma with traces of honey, spices, and cloves.

T: Smooth brown ale with mild sugar sweetness. A little bit of honey present but more sweetness than honey.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation. You can barely taste the alcohol.

O: Decent honey brown lager. Very smooth and easily drinkable. Better than a watered down mass produced beer but not an over- the-top craft beer – and it looks like that is what they were going for.

ckollias, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of TooManyShots
4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is probably one of my favorite lagers at the moment. I have tried Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat, and I have to say this is a better brew with honey.
Nice mouthfeel. I could smell honey immediately after opening, but didn't taste it until the end of the drink. Very easy to drink, with a pleasant taste. The sweet taste this lager has is a nice treat.
Nothing too amazing, but a nice flavorful brew.

TooManyShots, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark gold with 1/4" of head that quickly fades to a thin lacing. Smells of grains and lager yeast with just a hint of honey. Taste is sweet; grains up front and honey in the finish. The honey doesn't over power, but is actually mixed well with an average lager. Mouthfeel is crisp though a little over carbonated.

tdm168, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of DannyDan
2.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a golden body with a thin white head that has good carbonation, decent lacing and minimal retention. The nose consists of sweet malts and not much else. The taste starts out with some sweet honey flavored syrupy malts with a hint of hops and grains. The label says brewed with honey, but I can't taste a good quality honey in this beer. The mouth feel is light and very watery and overall this is just an average sweet tasting American lager. Amazing that ten years ago when I was drinking Labatt, Bud, Bud Light, Dos Equis and Smithwick that I thought this was a great beer.

DannyDan, Jul 30, 2011
Dundee Original Honey Brown Lager from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 1,193 ratings.