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Dude - Pacific Western Brewing Company

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
69
poor

11 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.28
pDev: 24.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pacific Western Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 05-15-2007)
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Reviews by yancot:
Photo of yancot
2.25/5  rDev -1.3%

yancot, Feb 27, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
2.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

One step up from 'Beer' beer, on the nomenclature side of things. The new can labeling looks like a US college pennant... Dude State, Dude Tech, Dude Southern Christian...

This beer pours a clear medium yellow colour, with two fingers of thin glossy, foamy white head, which leaves a decent array of random lace around the glass as it quickly settles. It smells of sweet, earthy, slightly skunky grass, and sour stale bread. The taste is sweet generic grain, some mild overripe lemon, fusel alcohol, and dead weed hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body light, a bit oily, and airy. It finishes off-dry, blandly grainy and underwhelming, even for the stinky hops.

Not the worst of the lot for the local-esque buck a beer crowd - but still doesn't offer anything of value.

biboergosum, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of tone77
2.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to woodychandler for his continued flow of beers for me to review. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head and a considerable amount of floaties in it. WTF. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is also on the mild side, some grains, a touch of bitterness, rather bland. Feels light in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is your standard, run of the mill adjunct lager.

tone77, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of mrmanning
1.68/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Jon, thanks for the can Dude! I am going to keep this can as a collector's item. Very pale yellow pour, with an active and noisy bleached white cap. Nose of corn, vegetables, some grains. Tastes the same...lots of sweet-ish corn, grains. Sheesh, dude!!!

mrmanning, Feb 08, 2010
Photo of BigBry
1.9/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Solid black can, with white vertical capital letters "DUDE", brewed with pure spring water around top of label. Another bad beer to suffer through just for the can.
Pours a clear and yellowy. Thin bit of bubbles (not really head) that dissipates almost immediatley to a thin film, no lace. Smells of grass, slightly sweet. Watery grassy flavors, sweet and bitter (adjunct, not malt and hop). Metalic finish left in your mouth. Body is thin and watery, fizzy carbonation, sticky sweet finish.
Checking the website www.dudebeer.com I see they have changed to can label to blue and red.

BigBry, Apr 18, 2010
Photo of CrazyMike
1.88/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear golden yellow appearance with head that disappears almost instantly with no lacing. Smell is sweet, grassy and grainy. Mine smelled kind of sour.

Taste is grassy and sweet with a hint of sour grain and citrus. Very light overall and has a metallic hint to it that ruins it. Thin bodied with low carbonation. Aftertaste is a lingering alcoholic sweetness.

How could you turn down a beer called "Dude"? Chug this down so you don't taste it. It's a cool enough label though that you can bring it to parties as a conversation starter.

CrazyMike, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of woodychandler
3.7/5  rDev +62.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Dude, man, what are you doing? I am reviewing beer in a CAN for the CANQuest, CAN you dig it, dude? Dude, that's way too rad for my sensibilities, dude. Why don't you just relax, dude? Dude, that's what I'm trying to do. I like to relax with a CANned beer, dude.

I got some of the highly generic Dude Beer in a stark black CAN with white letters from the previous reviewer and I have been waiting for the surf to pick up in Lancaster, PA to put me in the right mood for such an awesome brew. We had our first taste of monsoon season today, so surf's up, dude! I'm gettin' some tasty waves on the Conestoga, bro! Time to crack open a brewski, CAN you dig it?

CANadian beer in a CAN "[m]ade by union dudes in Prince George, B. C., CANada" CAN it get any better?

Whoa, dude! I got less than a finger of bone-white head with lousy retention, dude. Bummer. Still, it had a nice lemon-yellow color with NE-quality clarity, man. Dig that! Bro, the nose had a lemony aspect that I totally was not expecting! Man, the mouthfeel was a drag, kind of thin and watery, but I was totally digging the awesomeness of the citrusy taste in my mouth! Dude, this was great on a hot summer's day, dude. I am fully putting this in my cooler the next time I hit the beach. The finish was even slightly dry, which beats a lot of the AmeriCAN Adjunct Lagers that I've been putting in my mouth recently. Dude, this kind of rocks!

woodychandler, Jun 24, 2010
Photo of wordemupg
2.63/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

355ml can poured into 400ml DAB glass nov11 2009

A clear straw yellow with decent carbonation and a fingers worth of head that leaves lace for a few minuets while the head lasts

S Dude!! my beer smells like petrol and sweet grains

T sweet grains and floral hops with little else worth writing about

M watery but carbonated nothing worth bragging about

D make of it what you will, I`m just not feeling it

looks much better then it drinks, perhaps stare at this beer for a while too give it a better chance of impressing you

wordemupg, Nov 12, 2009
Photo of EskimoDave
2/5  rDev -12.3%

EskimoDave, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Graham5161986
1.88/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: pours a clear, golden yellow with a 1 1/2 finger white head that dissapates to a thin film and leaves almost no lace.

S: grassy hops and slightly sweet - quite weak

T: weak grassy hops, a bit of minerals, and lots of metal! The flavour dies of fast leaving very little aftertaste to ponder.

M: Thin and watery, weak carbonation and a dry, bland finish.

D: Dude, this is bad beer. Thin, boring and bland - it might be easy to drink, but it is far from enjoyable to do so. Just say no, dude.

Graham5161986, Feb 25, 2008
Photo of BDTyre
2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well, it could be worse than this. It could have some foul, skunky taste. It could be really sour, bitter or maybe overly sweet. Instead, it has an utter lack of solid flavour. Faint beer-y taste coupled with a pale colour and fizzy white head make this a dud.

Sure, it probably is great as a session beer. Buy a 2-4 or even two 2-4s and toss them in a cooler full of ice when you have your friends over for your Canada Day party. Probably will be a hit. Also works great on a hot summer day when teamed up with your favourite John Deere or Craftsman lawnmower.

Blah. Bland, watery, flavourless. There are far worse, but its like this beer just doesn't try. Dude.

BDTyre, May 15, 2007
Dude from Pacific Western Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.