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

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

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Ratings: 1,463 |  Reviews: 686
Reviews by MrCruz23:
Photo of MrCruz23
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

OH shizze

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More User Reviews:
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 GrizzleyBeer
1.96/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Probably the beer that got me interested in beer.
I sought this beer out only to find it on tap about 16 years ago.
Loved it.. even craved it.

Fast forward 2014.... Not the same beer, Honey finish is gone and its now just a below average lager.
I'm guessing bigger breweries bought them out.

Very disappointed.

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Photo of Jelitikasez
3.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice, simple, straight up beer. Probably great at a grill out.
I had it with spicey Thai, and the sweet, smooth beer was a cool and soothing on my firey tongue.
I say sweet, but not crazy sweet.
For the $6.49 I paid for 6 bottles, I'm very pleased with this summery beer. May go-to again when I need something a bit lighter than my usual chewey stout and porter fare.

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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 guynametyler
3.52/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An absolute gem for the price!!! It's nearly the cheapest beer in my local beer cave and it is better than most on the shelf. It has a classic brown ale taste that would be mistaken for a much pricier brand. It's not hard to make an average brown ale but it's incredible to make such a tasty beer at such a cheap price.

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Photo of joe12pk
3.93/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this at the beer store down the street. Very light for a brown beer. Sweet, smooth, and delicious! Definite session beer. Thanks Genny! Cheers!

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Photo of CBOLAND17
4.25/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Despite the fact that this beer has a low rating, i think it really great. This is not at all a typical american lager like bud or coors. This beer has a mild sweet taste that is very smooth much like all lagers and an almost creamy aftertaste that will please any mouth. This is one of my favorite session lagers and i highly suggest it.

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Photo of mkholmes25
3.61/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Honey Brown is a consistent smooth beer that will satisfy the average beer drinker, and should keep the beer snob moderately happy. It has a medium to light bodied brown ale taste with a semi-strong malty flavor (no doubt the honey). It is sweeter than most Lagers but not overbearing. If you do not mind a lager with a hint of sweetness, it will be a good choice. However, if a Yuengling is too sweet for you, stay away.

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Photo of BruceLombardo
4.61/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a biased review. I have drank this for over 20 years. It is my favorite beer of all time, and I go out of my way to special order it for my use. I have drank many beers, but this one I search for, going to small liquor store to liquor store. It is a beer I love because of its quirkiness. I like the bubbly feel, I love the smell of a fresh opened bottle, and I enjoy that small sweetness that comes with every experience. Thank you, Dundee. Probst!

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Photo of Jason
2.93/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with no freshness date.

A- Dusty golden color with a decent lace.

S- Sweet aroma, more malt than honey ... almost smells like processed honey essence.

T- Weak and watery malt, mild sweetness with a husky finish. Faint hop does nothing to flavor and barley balances.

M- Light crispness, a tad slick on the palate.

D- This beer is easy to drink though the sweetness was getting to me after a while.

A cult classic and a decent stepping stone from macro lagers to perhaps craft beer one day.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.05/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Honey Brown Lager brewed by Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. This brew has an ABV of 4.50% This brew pours out a nice Light Brown color, with a nice white head. The smell is light but it is bold. But you do pick up grains and malts. There is also a nice sweetness to the smell of this brew. The taste is smooth and rich. You pick up on the grains and malts in the taste of this brew. There is also a nice nice sweet malt aftertaste to this brew. The mouthfeel is rich, bold and fill of flavor. Dundee Original Honey Brown Lager has a nice balance to it. There is nothing overpowering about this brew. Overall Dundee Original Honey Brown Lager is a good drinkable brew. I like how this brew goes down smooth. Honey Brown Lager is a full bodied beer. I'm giving Dundee Original Honey Brown Lager a 4.25 out 5. This is a nice drinking brew. I would buy this brew to change it up for the main steam brews on the market. I like how Honey Brown Lager is different from most brews on the market. Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co., did a nie job with this one.

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Photo of kbub6f
3.45/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought locally (Grapevine refrigerated shelves), a few days in my fridge, reviewed 45F-55F.

A small, dense, off-white head dies fast. Very little lacing. The color is a nice, clear amber. Fine carbonation.

The nose is a pleasant lagery smell with hints of grain. The front is sweet, lagery. The middle is thin, but there's some fresh malt in there. The finish is clean and gives a slightly bitter aftertaste. Overall, this is a decent don't-think-too-hard alternative to macros.

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Photo of gmfessen
3.67/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is clear and very light amber in color. Beer has a foamy head that quickly dissipates to bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The smell is sweet, of honey and malt. The taste is equally sweet, but not too overpowering. A wonderfully smooth finish. The bottle says "extra smooth" and this is no lie. The mouthfeel is light, kinda watery and very carbonated. Overall, I definitely think this is a drinkable beer. Better than your average amber macro.

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Photo of mtnwesdew
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ZPB
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of JamLand
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Wer34truh
3.65/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Indybeer
3.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Poured out an amber color, but it calls itself a dark lager. Little to no head even with a vigorous pour. Aroma is muted malt and hops. Taste is of malt with some hopiness, but is lacking in any honey flavor. This is a good smooth drinking beer, which I'd drink again. But it is just another lager. Nothing special.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
2.94/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle from their multi 12-pack. Red-amber translucent body with a thin off-white head. Smells of roasty grains and cooked vegetables. Sweet processed honey flavor with hints of roasted malt dominate the flavor, with strong notes of cooked vegetable. Not particularly appetizing. Watery mouthfeel, which doesn't actually help the drinkability much... Not too impressed with this one.

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Photo of goblet
3.3/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured this one out of a 355 ml bottle .

A, light clean amber on the brown side.no froth, some carbonation,specks of lace .

S,of course ,detectible honey and malt slight hops in there as well.

T,this is a smooth honey flavored beer perhaps the best of it`s kind that i tried ,light malt and hops .

M,the honey taste coats your month even after it`s done . the malt and hops are nice.

D, I find this drinkable goes well with pretzels. nothing extraordinary but a nice alternative to a standard lager

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Photo of Dapperticus
4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

Photo of shanny1981
3.98/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed the smoothness of this beer. Enjoyable mouthfeel, easy to go down and great smell of roasted malts. It was not too sweet and not too bitter. You can expect the perfect balance between the two. This is the perfect dessert beer and also a great refreshing treat after a hard day of tending to the lawn in the hot summer sun. However, it does taste a little watered down. Definitely could use some more hops to it. The yeast flavors are lacking in this one if you like yeasty beers, but would definitely try again if caught on sale.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a decent looking amber color with a small white that did not hang around too long. This beer did leave some ring lacing, but nothing great. The smell and taste are of malt and sweet. The mouthfeel is smooth but cloying. Overall acceptable, but I won't crave one of these, even if I'm feeling like a honey.

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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 1,463 ratings