Dundee Export Scotch Ale | Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market

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Dundee Export Scotch AleDundee Export Scotch Ale

Brewed by:
Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market
Nebraska, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Dundee Scotch Ale begins with a traditional sweetness and finishes with a full, malty flavor. Don’t be fooled by the dark color—this beer is delicious and surprisingly easy to drink.

Added by stirgy on 12-07-2002

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 12
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of far333
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark copper to light mahogany color with a light brown head. Aroma is so low that I can't really discern any smells. Flavor is sweet malt with no real hop presence. Thin lacing dots the inside of the glass. Slightly above average flavor, but pretty drinkable.

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Photo of bditty187
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served dark brown with an off-white, creamy head (almost nitro-like); the head had some retention and spotty lace. The flavors were mostly malty, yet spicy/bitter hops were noticeable. It is very well balanced, soft and chewy, and for a malty brew the hops make their presences felt. Tasty. Finishes dry. The nose is like a malty dry cracker. This a drinkable beer indeed… I would recommend it.

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Photo of bluedognever
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beestin
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of PatB1987
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of user785335
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of CWhite
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of HardyA
3.32/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Brad43003
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of neonbrown82
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I ended up taking a growler of this home from the brewery after savouring the cask-conditioned variety. This brew held it's own with or without cask conditioning.

Poured from a brown glass growler into a pint glass to a dark caramel color with a healthy head. The beer didn't lace quite as well as the cask, but it was served colder than the cask and after about 20 hrs. from the date of filling. It is still a sight to behold in terms of cascading head.

The smell is of rich caramel, slightly roasty, with a bit of an alcohol sharpness. Smells like it tastes. Very well mixed between sweet and bitter flavors. The body is medium, but has a kick to it from the ethanol. This is a very drinkable brew. I highly recommend the Upstream if you're ever in Omaha.

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Photo of Ahhdball
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It poured a thick deep brown with no head to see. Slight fizzing at the top but nothing stuck around leaving an almost oily finish.
Roasted almonds and slight coffee smell is present.
At first attempt the malt comes on thick and never lets go, smooth coffee and burnt nuts finish the drink. I swear I taste grapes at the last few seconds before it’s gone.
The Mouthfeel is as expected in this style; thick and chewy. As with all the other beers at Upstream it’s velvety smooth and coats the mouth in happiness.
This was a great scotch ale and I can’t wait to have another the next time I’m in town.

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Photo of TMoore
1/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of DangerDawg
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
4.65/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted on-cask 11/06/06 at Upstream brewpub in Omaha, NE.

Mahogany in color with a nice creamy off-white head. Solid malt aroma and flavor with a definite smoky character that was not present in the CO2 version. Nicely balanced and not really sweet in any way. Medium-full bodied and creamy smooth.

This was pure heaven compared to the CO2 version ... I had to ask a few times if it was really the same exact beer.

Per UBC website: 6.5% ABV.

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Photo of Gene-Colorado
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakecattleco
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of br3wmeister
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Small silky head with good retenetion and nice lacing. The beer is a dark red brown in color.

S- Sweet and malty, roasted nuts, caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of chocolate.

T- Roasted nuts, caramel, some mild spice. Hint of hops cinnamon and alcohol.

M- Medium bodied with a light oiliness to it, also a crisp finish.

This is a pretty good Scotch ale, nice malty flavors and good balance.

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Photo of TheVenerableMead
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

On tap in imperial.

A - Dark brown with a short off-white head that leaves a spotty diminutive lace.

S - Rich sweet maltiness. Very crystalline. Bit peat.

T - Very nice maltiness. Lots of crystal and some molasses. Noticeable peat/smoke that is very well balanced. Just a bit of neutral hops at the end.

M - Full and heavy in the mouth. Sweet with just a tidge of dryness at the end.

O - Great, well balanced scotch ale. All the flavours are there and very well compliment each other. And the ABV isn't craZy high so you can have a few.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Presentation: Sampled during a visit to the Upstream Brewing Company, Omaha on 23rd September 2003. Served on draft, in a pint Glass.

Appearance: A dark brown mahogany color, hard to see through in the dark downstairs bar. A smooth looking solidly compressed light brown colored head, which collapses to a thin collar head leaving some lacing. A good Stout appearance.

Nose: Malts, malts and a more malts. Pretty one dimensional, not even a feint whiff of alcohol breaks the monotony of the Malts sadly.

Taste: Rich, toasted biscuit malts in a light caramel malt middle with a building sweetness. The ending is smooth, rich, sweet and very filling. A melted brown sugary feel on the tongue adds a warm Scotch malty feel in the back end of the Ale.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and malty, with a thick rich, but never cloying body. The alcohol, even at only 6.5% manages to muster up a very mild warming effect. But it lacks balls and a real warming alcohol mouthfeel to ever be a 90/-.

Drinkability: We planned to leave, but I quickly sneaked this Seventh Pint in. The last of the night, and even after 6 other beers and a large meal, it was a pleasure to finish with this mildly warming beer, rich malty beer. The alcohol is not that prevalent or dominating at all, as I first expected, but no way could I manage any more than one of these.

Overall: I had the great fortune to drink both Maclay’s 90/- and Broughton 90/- from the cask at Winter Beer Festivals in the UK many years ago. Both were 8%+, thick, alcoholic and heavy. It could be argued that the Alcohol by Volume of 6.5% is way too low for a 90/- Ale, and that this is probably more akin to a malty 80/- Scotch Ale. I imagine that if this were beefed up to about 8%, that it would be very good, but maybe way too Heavy for some. There again, 90/- was sometimes called “Wee Heavy”, so maybe that wouldn’t be a bad thing.

That said, the beer is OK, above average, and a great Night Cap beer.

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Photo of LukeGude
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of elmocoso
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It came to the table a dusky ruby with a lot of malt in the nose, with a tinge of hops lying in the background.

A sweet taste but a little watery.

No head, but not bad collar around the glass

A decent beer. Definatly one of the better ones on the line up. Give it a try.

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Photo of lauran24
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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Dundee Export Scotch Ale from Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market
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