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Dundee Nut Brown Ale | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jadjunk on 09-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,738
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
154
pDev:
17.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 42
Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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3.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: BevMo in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 for a BevMo variety 8-pack (w/ BevMo card)
Purchased: Dec. 31, 2013
Consumed: Jan. 4, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a reddish amber clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Lots of uneven foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Very good retention on the top.

Smelled a pleasant whiff of caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, hazelnut, espresso, light chocolate and some honey. Not a lot, but very good.

Tasted pretty close to the nose, but not quite as good. Got roasted bitter nuts, hazelnut, espresso, caramel, toffee, honey and some metallic notes.

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish.

This beer had its moments for sure. A couple of my ratings could have changed a tick or two either way, but the finish wasn’t matched by the start.

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Photo of Milkysunshine
3.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of tyleeis
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a deep clear colored ruby chestnut brown, with a fine khaki head. Fine speckled lacing left behind after the head settles. Aroma has a subtle nuttiness to it but doesn't scream artificial flavor or syrup sweetness. Mild roasted malt character in the nose with an edge of herbal hops. Flavor is superbly balanced compared to what I was expecting some latent sweety syrup notes arise as a dry nuttines with herbal leafy hops coming in amongst the dark roasted malt character pretty interesting array of flavors. Mouthfeel is medium bodied carbonation is pretty sturdy feels pretty industrial with a craft kick to it all comparable to the Saranac lineup in that regard. These continue to sell because their around 12 bucks a sampler 12 pack, can't beat it for the new beer enthusiast who wants to make a low risk investment into the realm of flavorful beer.

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Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle in a pint glass.

Pours a very clear brown. There is a decent tan head, but this retreats rapidly, leaving little more than a ring but good lacing on the glass.

Mouthfeel: well-chosen carbonation. Medium-thin body. Beyond crisp, this one is a bit harsh and acidic feeling. Nice, unusually dry (for style and ABV) finish.

Aroma: mild: toasted malt; nutty and lightly spicy.

Taste: a tad light for style; no serious flaws; nice dry nutty finish, perhaps in part to the "natural hazelnut flavors". Approaches 4.

O - Not a typical brown ale, but overall an average quality brown ale. Very good value as part of Dundee 'craftpack'.

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Photo of j_hollings13
4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of dcbeers
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of mbratt93
3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jordanbryan10
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of tdm168
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of secondtooth
3.68/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, clean caramel-amber. Solid head of carbonation, exquisite lacing. Superb!

Aroma is thick and malty, as expected of the style. Seems faithful enough.

Taste is syrupy sweet, with tones of nuts, leaves, some caramel or toffee, even some chocolate in there...actually not bad at all.

As with the other Dundee brews (had this as part of a mix pack), not an outstanding beer, but certainly drinkable. Easily recommendable to craft beer novices (and those on a budget), as this 12-bottle, 4 style mix only set me back $10.49.

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Photo of Damian74
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Realbeer1542
3.69/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Dark Amber with a white head.

Smell - light malt .

Taste - Crisp and malty with a slight hazelnut aftertaste

Mouthfeel - Smooth - hidden alcohol and dry nutty finish.

Overall - Nice beer. Worth trying a six pack.

Serving type: Bottle.

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Photo of bconsidine
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.49/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a semi-thick burnt dark orange to copper almost brown color with a quickly dissipating little white foamy head. Some lace but sliding for the most part.
The aroma had a nice contour of sweet and roasty nuts, a tickle of hazelnut, maybe some chestnut, light milk chocolate, caramel/toffee sweetness and a light earthy sweetness on the back end.
The flavor was moderately sweet pulling all of the prior mentioned aromas in for a great balance. Mild aftertaste of all of those nuts, chocolate seemed to way further back.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fairly low, but wasn't bothersome to me. ABV felt on par. Smooth crisp nutty sweet finish.
Overall, pretty nice as an English brown ale that I would have again.

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Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Treyliff
3.09/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown with a large foamy white head with minimal lacing.

Smell is surprisingly hoppy for a nut brown, they seem to dominate. I can barely even pick out any sweet malt at all. Other than that, not much else going on.

Taste- the malts are much more noticeable in the palate. Initial hazelnut comes through, followed by a dry chocolate taste. finishes with a honey-like sweetness, almost too sweet. There are some good flavors coming through, but the balance seems just a tad bit off.

Mouthfeel is good, silky and creamy.

Overall pretty decent. Smell was disappointing and the balance of tastes seemed a bit off, but still ok for a nut brown.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit on the malty side. Taste is malts, some nuttiness, just a touch of hops, mild but refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from the 12 fl. oz. bottle on November 19, 2011. The pour is darker amber about the color of chestnut with fine clarity and a long lasting, but smallish head. The aroma is fairly typical for the style with that small dash of hazelnut mixed in with the malts and sugar. The body is thin to medium.The hazelnut is not as noticeable in the taste which tends to be bitter and a little astringent at the end. As far as Nut Browns go this is adequate and a litle less costly than some. But it is not extraordinary.

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Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of phrobi
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of vwbus7
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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Dundee Nut Brown Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 154 ratings
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