Original Honey Brown Extra Rich Lager (Beer Brewed With Honey) | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Original Honey Brown Extra Rich Lager (Beer Brewed With Honey)Original Honey Brown Extra Rich Lager (Beer Brewed With Honey)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,411
Reviews:
669
Avg:
3.1
pDev:
17.1%
 
 
Wants:
24
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218
For Trade:
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Ratings: 1,411 |  Reviews: 669
Photo of Nace4
3.29/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hackattack
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This stuff is not too bad. It is a lot better than any of the other brews I have tasted from Genesee/Dundee Brewing Company. This was a bigger deal before the craft brews took over.

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Photo of wander4
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
3.77/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a clear amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is sweet malt and sugary honey. The taste is nice, but feels lije a processed flavor. not a bad beer at all.

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Photo of ncoutodavis
3.17/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveCash
3.28/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.62/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ClePaul
3.42/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wattie83
2.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nater919
2.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Grupatre
3.49/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shiu-chan
3.09/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Drink from bottle.
Maple, honey and malty nose.
Light, honey and malty with light carbonation.
Overall, refreshing and crispy.

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Photo of corywalston
2.94/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of 54V4G3
2.52/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GLBClover85
2.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not a bad beer. Nothing great either. A 24oz can is 1.59 and a 12 pack is 10.99. For that price it's worth a try. Not much taste to this beer..kinda a metallic aftertaste. Looks very light brown..feel is pretty light. Not bad in a pinch trying to catch a buzz.

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Photo of MinerBob
4.02/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light smooth taste another good session beer. Slightly more carbonated than I like but overall still a good beer. Would definitely recommend on price alone.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.77/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abethegreat
3.69/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I definitely prefer this to most any macro brews. It's a cheap, very drinkable, overall decent beer. Not heavy at all because of the honey, although the honey flavor obviously doesn't come through. Love the price and drinkability.

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Photo of AngryDutchman
3.06/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: not brown or honey but in between. I think it's a good colour. Head dissipates pretty fast.
Aroma: neither here nor there. No hop. Not particularly honey,-scented. Smells like a decent American Standard, I guess.
Taste - pleasant and the honey is noticeable in flavor but not in alcohol burn (I've made my own mead and know how easily that can hit a high ABV). I think it's tasty but I'm a Genesee fan these days. Not too corny (like Cream Ale), not just malt sweet (like regular Genesee). Easy drinking.
Feel: not bitter in the least, clean finish.
Overall - a really good 85ยข beer. 4.5% ABV so sessionable. Beats bland Bud/Coors by a mile. Easily worth the price.

I might just retire to Rochester. Beer, baseball and hockey. Short drive to Buffalo for NFL games. Lake effect snow. What the hell. .

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Photo of Yeldarb92
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Madasyn
3.76/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of holder1422
3.84/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
2.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.76/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Brown pour, looks decent, head dies very fast on it before you can really get a measurement or feel for it. Mild and light brown. No hopping evident in the nose, but there is a pleasant sweetness to it.

Taste also seems to be lacking hop characteristics, the carbonation even is lower thereby contributing to that lacking aspect. The sweetness dominates, needs to be offset a little better by something. Too much honey. Too much sweetness.

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Photo of RR58
3.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Original Honey Brown Extra Rich Lager (Beer Brewed With Honey) from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
3.1 out of 5 based on 1,411 ratings.
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