Dundee Festive Ale | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Dundee Festive AleDundee Festive Ale

Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by John on 10-24-2005

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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of jzlyo
3.82/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is spices, malts and mild caramel. The flavor is malts/caramel, fruit, mild/medium earthiness and a mix of spices and slightly sour in the finish.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear dark amber in color, with a modest white head, which slowly fades to a dusting of foam. Thin, fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls.

Aroma: Dark caramel, spices and fruit present a flourish not unlike a spiced holiday fruitcake.

Taste: Dark caramel dominates the opening, there are holiday spices as well, with cinnamon, and nutmeg quite notable. There is also a subtle undercurrent of nuts. Modest pine hops present themselves later in the taste to offer some balance. Finishes with a lingering spice note and a little caramel sweetness.

Mouth feel: Smooth and full, pleasantly soft, with just a hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: In all, rather nice for an inexpensive and accessible holiday ale.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-once brown glass long neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.16/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of LutherBrau
3.8/5  rDev +8%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of TonyY
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of DaveEcenrode
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Mullinger1980
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.37/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass.

Appearance- A murky reddish brown with a small amount of white head that dissipates to a small layer on the surface. No real lacing.

Smell- I get lots of sweet ripe fruit and a small amount of bready malt.

Taste- Front of the tounge gets a bitterness followed by the ripe fruit and quickly washed away with a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel- Light and highly carbonated. Definitly on the watery side.

Overall- This beer lacks in a lot of aspects, but it just good enough tasting that I wouldnt pass it up if offered one. That being said, I definitly would never seek one out either.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Treyliff
3.92/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a hazy copper color with an orange hue, small creamy white head with good retention

S- the first thing that jumps out is the aroma of banana nut bread, strawberry-banana nectar, yeasty and bready with notes of coriander, a bit buttery, and just a trace of hops and booze. Quite complex.

T- fruity and bready yeast, some notes of caramel and toast, cinnamon and nutmeg, finishes slightly bitter and some-what dry. There are many flavors but nothing overpowers.

M- medium body, med-light carbonation, slightly creamy finish.

O- this one was all over the place in flavor, but they surprisingly all meshed very well, making it very drinkable. I was surprised by this one and wish I would have bought more than one bottle.

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Photo of JALIEN
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BryanK
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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Dundee Festive Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 162 ratings