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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,699
Reviews:
675
Ratings:
1,428
pDev:
16.99%
Bros Score:
3.12
 
 
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25
Gots:
226
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Photo of claminat420
2.03/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12oz bottle poured heavily into a pint glass. only marking on bottle looks like J11712 13:34W

Appearance-transparent copper (maybe a tad bit amber) with a frothy head that's the slightest bit off white. leaves light lacing.

Aroma- yeasty bread. macro-ish.

Taste- has a weird artificial flavor. has a sharp metalic note right out the gate. no abv it seems.

Mouthfeel- light bodied. overly slick. weird and not in a good way.

Drinkability- yeah i'm prolly never gonna drink this again.

Overall- i have to give this beer respect because it's the first i ever actually liked wayyy back in the day which lead me to the world of craft beers. but now it's like a gatorade of the beer industry. i can't believe it but i might take a bud over this.

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Photo of LesbaJojo
3.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Its okay. Thats not a bad thing, but its nothing memorable. It tastes good, cheap, but it almost tastes nonalcoholic. Good flavor

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Photo of Spencer96
1/5  rDev -67.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This one from the old days is alright. More for the girls I think with that honey sweetness. So-so but drinkable and not bad.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.65/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jonervin26
3.91/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Truthfully, it has been a minute since I've had any of this beer. However, I used to drink the hell out of Honey Brown. Writing this is actually making me crave it. Might have to go pick some up. A truly tasty brew.

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Photo of MacStinson
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 7/20/2017. Pours crystal clear deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head wit good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of honey, brown sugar, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/caramel, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of honey, brown sugar, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/caramel, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of honey, brown sugar, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/caramel, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness. Very clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and slightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is good. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this was a good Amber lager style. All around good robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the very mildly bitter finish. Clean, smooth, and flavorful dark/bready malt and honey flavors. Could have definitely used more hops, but there is nothing really wrong with it. A nicely enjoyable offering, and good style example.

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Photo of Khaack
2.96/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Tstromer
2.67/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of willcull78
2.55/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Overall it tasted all right, that rich honey flavor; however, the overall feel was not impressive; in fact, I got a bit of a headache from it. I wanted to like this beer, because I like do like honey, and thought it would make a nice offering; however, it just didn't really do it for me. As inexpensive beers go this one is drinkable but their are better beers for the price.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.82/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
3.17/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Tawny gold to light clover honey colored. Moderate lacing and thin creamy head. Smells sweet with a hint of malts, but mostly a honey smell that's stronger than honey itself. Funky generic lager smell too. Taste is big on sweet honey. Finishes with a borderline sour twinge. Feels carbonated and a little slick. Sticks to the tongue some.

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Photo of OzmanBey
3.72/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A nice dark brown larger with just the right of sweetness to balance it out.

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Photo of BeBeer
3.48/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajdemma
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kraut6363
2.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of clickensbeard
3.67/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nace4
3.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hackattack
3/5  rDev -3.8%
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 -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
3.77/5  rDev +20.8%
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 +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveCash
3.28/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Original Honey Brown Extra Rich Lager (Beer Brewed With Honey) from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 1,428 ratings
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