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

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Dundee English-Style AleDundee English-Style Ale

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by zeff80 on 09-12-2011

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Photo of AyatollahGold
1.34/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a murky semi-dark pale orange color with a finger's worth of quickly dissipating foamy head. Sliding messy lace.
The aroma had soft sweet biscuits and white bread playing with a little bit of diacetyl and earthiness. Crisp grassiness covered the back ends.
The flavor was somewhat biscuity with the diacetyl coming in a bit stronger than in the aroma. Mild aftertaste of the bread and diacetyl.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt on par, somewhat low but it should be considering the style. ABV felt as projected. Mild diacetyl smoothness along my tongue.
Overall, while many people believe that diacetyl is an off flavor, I have to admit, I have come to accept certain levels of it in certain styles so that is why my numbers aren't too harsh on this beer.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.52/5  rDev +12.1%
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.


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Photo of Caveworm
4.44/5  rDev +41.4%
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 Hellpop65
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of plumberman63
2.95/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Average yellow in color pours a with a light color good head.
smells grasses tastes about the same with a medium bitter after taste.
average feel . Wouldn't get again

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Photo of matjack85
3.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

If you're looking to find this beer by itself you won't find it. You can only get it by buying their Craft Pack. 12oz brown bottles with no freshness date.

The beer poured a cloudy caramel color with a 1-finger white head that dissipated within a minute and left very little lacing.

Not much aroma to this. Faint toffee small and that's about it.

Slightly sweet caramel flavor with a bit of fruit in there as well. Mild bitterness.

Medium body and medium carbonation.

Just an average ale that's easy to drink and goes down smooth.

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Photo of ER527
3.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tomahite
2.87/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Gaddabble
3.47/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.88/5  rDev +23.6%
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 Reldain
2.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A smooth ale with a nice golden colour. Smells mostly of yeast and tastes like wheat with caramel notes. Goes down very easily, overall not bad but not really anything special about this beer.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.13/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of PhilMiller
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrBass
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of warpig372
3.85/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.14/5  rDev +31.8%
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 NateDyk47
3.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of sampler pack.

L- medium golden color
S- can't identify much... can smell bitterness, not much else
T- a little bitter. Faint hint of citrus, maybe orange?
F- on the thin side, goes down easy

Nothing special, but I don't mind it.

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Photo of spycow
3.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of glinnebur
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Burnthedevice
3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking honey amber beer. Decent but quickly diminishing head which leaves little lacing. Not much on the nose..mostly a slight alcohol aroma. Big buttery flavor both upfront and in the middle, followed by a slightly soapy (very mild) hop tinge at the end. Some light, toasted maltiness is present. Not incredibly complex, but nicely balanced. Lighter than I expected. Extremely drinkable, enjoyable.. just not challenging or memorable..which is fine. Not every beer needs to be a mind-blowing revelation, ya know? For better or worse, I will be drinking more of this because craft beer prices in Maine (at least where I live) suck. A variety 12 pack of this costs $11.99, whereas a 12 pack of brews I might enjoy more cost $14.99-17.99, and in my financial situation, that's an acceptable trade-off. The next step down would be a macro, which is nowhere near in the same league as this stuff, or anything else I've tried from Dundee.

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Photo of weaselface89
3.73/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbcrunch
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.32/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tasted like a pint you quickly order at a pub whilst waiting for your buddies because you know you'll be drinking hard and you don't want to over do it with a great or heavy beer. It wasn't bad, but very forgettable.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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