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:
#46,563
Reviews:
681
Ratings:
1,442
pDev:
16.99%
Bros Score:
3.12
 
 
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Photo of aficionado224
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Techichi
3.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Theguy2doorsdown
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It's the craft beer you drank in high school, before you knew what craft beer was. It was a great alternative to Red Dog or Ice House. I read some of the reviews and almost lost my shit when I read someone poured it into a tulip glass. I'm drinking a tall boy of it as I write and all I can say is, I've had a lot worse and a lot better.

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Photo of PMarcy78
3.7/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like it. In Mason.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
3.64/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vermont_Northern
2.72/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

It gets that high overall because when I was a wee lad drinking underage this beer was a staple. Strange to think that in a state where great beer was everywhere honey brown was a classic cooler filler. Might have had to due with the fact that girls loved it.

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Photo of Milspec
4.59/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.2/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Look: One finger white head, orange-light brown body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Corn, grains, very mild honey, very mild noble hops. Better than most macro beers.

Feel: Medium-light body, medium-high carbonation. Dry finish.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.08/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance – Clear, pale amber body with a one finger head.

Aroma – Mostly honey, light caramel malts.

Taste – Sweet, wheat malt, light honey aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – Good body, slightly viscous, a little honey-like coating on the tongue.

Overall – A good beer, solid and easy drinking.

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Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.88/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Maddcheff
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BAHartman
3.83/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
2.87/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Amber color. Thin short lived head, almost no lacing. Slightly sweet smell. Sweet taste, corn, cola, a bit of bread. Not something I will seek out.

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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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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
3.49/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark golden colored beer (almost the color of honey) that is perfectly clear. Can see right through it. A finger worth of white dense crown sits at the top.
The smell is some toasted malts and a little sweetness. Maybe caramel like.
The taste is sweet and toasty. Honey/caramel come through.
The mouthfeel of this is wet and medium bodied.
Overall, this is a solid choice for cheaper beers. One that actually has flavor.

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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

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