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

Original Honey Brown Extra Rich Lager (Beer Brewed With Honey)Original Honey Brown Extra Rich Lager (Beer Brewed With Honey)
BA SCORE
3.12/5
1,417 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,631
Reviews:
672
Ratings:
1,417
pDev:
16.67%
Bros Score:
3.12
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
222
Trade:
0
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Photo of abethegreat
3.69/5  rDev +18.3%
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 -1.9%
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 85¢ 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 -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Madasyn
3.76/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of holder1422
3.84/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
2.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.76/5  rDev -11.5%
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 +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bearshawks85
2.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.67/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.17/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of bongobeer
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sexmortus
4.59/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of sennoma
2.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not super sweet despite detectable honey/malt/maple syrup notes in smell and taste. Could probably use some more bittering balance though. Funky aftertaste that I can't quite place and don't really care for; another review called it "metallic" but I don't get that, it's more "residual malt" or something. Smell is better than taste, as not overpowered with honey etc. Drinkable but not going to be a favourite.

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Photo of forshamegetit
3.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lorenzai_Konstantinov
2.3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Let me just start by saying that this beer was intended to be drank out of the can. I poured a little bit in a glass to get an idea of its colour. It pours a light copper colour, barely darker than a Bud or Miller. The foam fizzles out in a matter of seconds and there is no lacing.
The nose consists of brown sugar, honey, cheap pale malts, and corn. Lots and lots of corn. When it's ice cold the corn hides but if you let it warm up...you've been warned. I do not detect any hops at all.
The taste is surprisingly decent. There is a Canadian maple syrup / brown sugar / honey and malt flavor that is smoothe and not overpowering. It is not overly sweet either, just enough for you to want to take another swig. There is only a trace presence of bittering hops. The mouth feel is very light. Only a low amount of carbonation coupled with an above average thickness nets this beer a silky smooth character.
Overall I like it every once in awhile, or when I'm broke. It's a nice change of pace, and it's 99¢. Just try it.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.42/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Extremely smooth for a lager, and not too sweet with the honey addition, this beer is light bodied with an oddly metallic after-taste. But as a Western New York native, I know that it is often the best option at some local bars.

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Photo of JDW4195
3.62/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HarlequinBuckeye
3.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best damn beer 99 pennies can buy.

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

Photo of Beginner2
3.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plumberman63
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brownish/red
smells a sweet honey malty
taste is a smooth, light honey sweet with a little malt, a slight bite at end.
Smooth easy going down. Could drink multiplies in one seating.
I would drink this again, definitely better than the normal , coors/millers/bud beers

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Photo of BlakeA85
3.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into mug. Pours a dark, attractive clear brown with a nice white washy head.
Smells of malt, honey and some hops.
Tastes like the nose, honey and malt with a little bitterness on the back end.
Mouthfeel is crisp and nice. Mildly carbonated.
Overall, pleasant tasty sweet lager.

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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 1,417 ratings
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