Dundee English-Style Ale | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by zeff80 on 09-12-2011

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Reviews:
68
Ratings:
242
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
16.51%
 
 
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Reviews: 68 | Ratings: 242
Photo of mempath
4.52/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

for the style, well above average appearance, with a sturdy white head, some good lacing that dissipates after a few minutes...dark blonde beauty. nose has a wonderful freshness of light malts and hops...very balanced. nothing complex, but that's not part of the style. so far, so good. refreshing. bold. this is where the taste ups the ante. again, complexity not at play, but there's a perfect balance of malt graininess and hop presence. if anything, if i was doing a blind taste test, i would think this was an ESB. full bodied, plenty to taste. an all-around anytime brew that i could easily session alone or with good pub fare. i can't help but laugh at how folks rate some beers so severely. remember the style. the pale ale isn't an ipa

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Photo of mhuber
4.5/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly cloudy, caramel color. Small head dissipates quickly. Flavors of lemon give way to cloves. Heavily carbonated. Bitter aftertaste. A very good, balanced and full-flavored beer.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.44/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dundee English-Style Ale | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this beer's head is three fingers thick and off-white, with lateral lacing, and a clear medium amber body.


Smells like biscuit malts and lively, grassy grains.

I taste much of the elements of the scent along with a "nutty" flavor profile that so many UK beers are known and loved for. Very delicious, indeed, with an easy-going drinkability.

The mouthfeel here is crisp and clean.

Overall, I'll rate Dundee English-Style Ale | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. with a 4.5. This came part of the Dundee variety pack, so pick that up if you're interested in giving this a whirl.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.38/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dundee English-Style Ale brewed by Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. This brew has an ABV 5.10% English-Style Ale pours out a nice light brown color with a small white head. I really like the look of this brew. This is a filtered brew you can see right thought it. The smell of Dundee English-Style Ale rich with grains , malts, and some hops. You pick up on some sweetness, in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste it it, bold with flavor. You also pick up on the malts and grains in the taste of this brew. The mouthfeel of Dundee English-Style Ale is nice,clean, smooth, and mild. This is one of the more smoother Pale Ale's I have had. it is hard to pick up on the 5.10% ABV in this brew. There is nothing overpowering in this brew, Dundee English style Ale has a real nice balance to it. I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving Dundee English-Style Ale a 4.5 out of 5. Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. did a nice job with this one.

Thank You Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.14/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orangish-gold color into a typical pint glass with a 2 finger head. Plenty of carbonation. Smells citrusy. Initial taste also has notes of citrus, hops, yeast. Lacing is very good as well. Finish is slightly dry, but crisp. Overall a very enjoyable brew.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a shade lighter than caramel, with a 2 finger head that rapidly diminishes to a ring of stable fluff. Opacity is 10%.

Aroma is of baked malts, apple cores, toffee, and barley wort. Very little detectable hop in the aroma.

Taste is actually quite delicious and crisp. It's extremely malty, especially for any type of pale ale, but I enjoy it. After a few sips the shine wears off though, and I grow tired of it. Off flavors would include soy sauce, touches of vinegar, and old discarded pine air fresheners.

Feel is super crisp, tight, and refreshing. I really enjoy the feel on this one.

Overall this English Style Ale isn't half bad for beer in general. If you're expecting a pale ale with outstanding bitterness or dashes of onion or pine, forget it. This one drinks more like a malty pilsner and actually comes together quite nicely for the first quarter of the beer. After that, it grows dull and boring and the mouthfeel is the only thing saving it.

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Photo of WesWes
3.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a beautiful dark golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light and fruity pale malt scent along with a bit of yeast esters and a bit of English hops. It's pretty tame while showcasing the malts. The taste is good. It has a very quaffable pale and Munich malt flavor. It's a tad sweet with a touch of English hops in the finish. It goes down easy with minimal yeast fruitiness that only enhances the taste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking beer. It's light and flavorful while being well balanced and quite quaffable.

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Photo of Bear1964
3.82/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was a surprise I found in a sampler pack, pour showed a dark golden color with a small white head...head faded but some nice lace hung around. Smell was rich and full of malty hints, taste followed and some Carmel notes came out as it warmed. A nice medium mouthfeel shows a solid English-Style Ale for the brand...I'd pick up a 6 of this for sure.

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Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a roasted malt and toffee aroma, very pleasing Appearance- Pours a murky orange color with a small off-white head. Taste- Roasted malt and toffee with some hops thrown in, real good flavor Palate- A medium bodied moderately carbonated. Overall- A surprisingly good beer from Dundee, i have had several of their styles before and this is the best that i have had from them

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Photo of jadpsu
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very clear light mahogany color with a big fat head that had average
retention but some pretty decent clinging lace.
SMELL: Very sweet malts, toffee and buttery caramel and a little herbal peppery spice.
TASTE: Malty, with some caramel, nutty. Still sweet, yet dry at the finish.
Clean, creamy with a moderate body.
Looking at other scores, surprised at how low they are. IMO this is a beer that easily is better than just OK. To each their own.

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Photo of beergoot
3.67/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle label data: none noted

Apricot-hued body with a thick, frothy, white head. Mild caramel and toffee aroma. Warm, hearty bread flavor; subtle fruitiness; well-balanced hop bitterness. Medium body, leaning towards the heavy side; chewy.

A nice, warm, malt forward beer. There is a nice residual sugar component that adds a subtle sweetness without any cloying elements. Very respectable...

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Photo of therica
3.62/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I kinda like this stuff, I'm surprised. Just taking a break after a few heavy-IBU IPA's.

A= deep golden, nice big foamy white head, lots of lacing, some rimming.

S= interesting-- nice musty sweet malts, and notes of something like berry & watermelon.

T= slightly crisp, slightly to the watery side of average but very nice-- sweet malts, slightly grassy; lingering berry watermelon notes. Typical English hops in modest but balanced amount.

M= minimally astringent on tongue, with the lingering malts and berry-watermelon notes or whatever.

O= interesting offering, a decent blonde, more creative than many in the micro craft realm, surprisingly.

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Photo of RunForYourBeer
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden orange with a thin white head. Carbonation is visible.

S: Caramel and biscuity malt with a bit of citrus hops.

T: Follows the smell with some biscuit and caramel with a bit of citrus hops on the finish.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: Solid beer at a decent price. Good one to have around.

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Photo of gtermi
3.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I poured the bottle into a glass and it has a golden color with a very slight cloudiness. The smell is reminds me a lot like Harp. The taste is very good. It has a slight wheat taste with a great after taste. The beer is very smooth and really easy to drink. Over all this is a good beer, but isnt anything I would go out of my way to get.

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Photo of obrike
3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a mixed twelver bought at Sprouts in Round Rock.

Honey gold color, soft fluffy head that laces nicely..slightly cloudy. Nice looking beer in a pint glass.

Sweet bready malty scent...a bit buried though.

Taste follows...lightly sweet cooked sweetbread initially, followed by a a slighty astringent aftertaste...hop bite is there, and a bit of flavor, a bit more buried than I would like though...but not too shabby.

A very smooth beer though, super easy to drink...a good session brew for those who want low abv but a bit of flavor.

Dundee has put out a very respectable English Pale Ale here. Give it a try.

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Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/8/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, plum, pear, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, plum, pear, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, plum, pear, apple, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a great crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a good English pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present, acquired this as part of the variety twelve pack, on sale at the local Jewel-Osco for $10.99. Expectations aren't great considering what it is, but I have high hopes.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a murky golden orange colored body with some light sediment in the glass. Just under a finger of frothy white head that leaves good thick lacing scattered lacing.

S - The aroma is herbal, bitter, & malty. Notes of twigs, earth, apples, & pears. Crisp, earthy, and appealing.

T - Taste follows the nose - herbal / twiggy, caramel malt, apples / pears / peaches / cream. Simple in it's approach, but it is actually quite tasty when it comes down to it. Mildly estery, with some very minor alcohol content noticeable.

M - The feel is fruity, appley, and malty. Light bodied with good carbonation.

Dundee English-Style Ale -----3.5/5

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Photo of woodychandler
3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When I am not drinking beer from a CAN and I am at home, I do not mind bottles. I am somewhat curious to try the entire Dundee oeuvre and I recently found singles of most of the ones that I have not previously reviewed.

From the bottle: "Classic and Clean"; "Back in merry olde England, the roadside inns were abuzz with banter and smiling glances from buxom barmaids - barmaids who we might add, brewed the ale they served. In their honor, our brewers treat each batch of Dundee English-Style Ale they brew with the same love and care as the barmaids of old, combining pale and caramel malts with Columbus and Cascade hops for a malty, slightly sweet finish. Now, if only they'd stop dressing like barmaids ...

I like it when a busty bamaid winks at me while drawing me a cask ale. Here, she's even stirring the pot all the while! My pour netted me just over a finger of dense, tawny head with great retention. Color was a deep golden-amber with NE-quality clarity and lots of carbonation in evidence. Nose was very malty-sweet. Mouthfeel was medium and it was a very pleasant beer to drink. It was on the sweet side, but not so much as to be overwhelming. I also got some great lacing beginning to appear in the glass. Finish was semi-sweet but quite quaffable and satisfying. Once again, at the price point, it was definitely worthwhile.

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Photo of Hoagie1973
3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold with the slightest amber hue. Medium white head stays in the form of a thin cap and leaves small strings of lace.

Malty, buttery aroma with some grassy hop. Flavor is much the same. Sweet malt, butterscotch/caramel and fruitiness is balanced by an earthy hop quality. Finishes sweet and turns a touch dry.

Medium Body with crisp carbonation.

Not the best EPA I've ever had, but not unpleasant and drinkable enough.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice ale pours a clear light amber with a moderate head of white foam that settles to a thin ring, thin layer, and light lacing. Nose of light honey malts, grassy hops, and little else. Flavors follow with light sweet honey touched malts and grassy hops on the rear with a light touch of grains on the aftertaste. Decent mouth feel, crisp, medium carbonation, and a moderately clean finish. Overall a good session ale.

Cheers

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

i thought this was a much better beer than the people here are giving credit for. it pours clear and boring, a little copper in color, but too flat in luster for that, and with only a quarter inch of white fading head. the smell was also a little pedestrian, with english caramel and pale malts being the most visible, and some hop i cant immediatey identify, but its bitter and ancient, some goldings or something. the flavor is the same, but the finish makes this beer, its dry and clean as a palace floor, with some low key hops crackling over the palate. love the way this feels, bubbly carbonation above the dry finish, and a plenty drinkable light medium body. some toasty notes to wash it down, this was a good offering from dundee, not spectacular, but a step in the right direction for sure. the star of the most recent mixed box.

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Photo of Redrover
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle from the winter variety pack. poured into my SA perfect pint, the beer is gold with a slight chill haze. It has a decent off-white head.

Nose of grains, a hint of caramel and grass.

The taste is mild with some sweetness and just of touch of hop bitterness. Grainy with some mild fruit (plum and apple) notes. The hops are more floral than citrus or pine. That kind of surprised me because the bottles say they use cascades. No off, odd or old notes. A tad boring but seems well made.

The mouth is decent with a bit of heft and just above mid-range carbonation.

I'm not sure I would reach for one on a regular basis, but would certainly not turn one down if offered.

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Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Available in their new Fall Craft Pack.

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a one-finger, rocky, white head of foam. It left some patchy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled earthy and malty with a touch of floral notes.

T - Butterscotch and caramel flavor like most English ales with some citrusy hop bite. Very mild bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice English style ale. Another Dundee beer that is sessionable and could make a good gateway beer.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle sampled on November 18, 2011. It has a handsome looking medium amber pour with lively carbonation that leads to a long-lasting head and loads of lacing. The aroma has vague malts, slightly bolder hops, but a lot of bread and biscuit. The body is thin to medium. There is an odd sort of Capryclic acidity in it with a faint sweet malt-sharp bitter balance. It was not what I had hoped. That English water really makes the difference.

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Photo of fx20736
3.47/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought as part of Dundee's Ales & Lagers Seasonal Pack from Southtown Beverage on 4/26/13. Case price was $ 17.99.

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic. Served at cool Temp.

appearance: light amber with a one finger head. Nice lacing.

aroma: faint with a slight earthy hoppiness.

mouthfeel: thinnish..

taste: bready with a touch of diacetyl and a real earthy taste.

notes: servicable, true to style.

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