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
10.4%
Liked This Beer
3.12 w/ 1,415 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:
#43,188
Reviews:
671
Ratings:
1,415
Liked:
147
Avg:
3.12/5
pDev:
16.67%
Alströms:
3.12
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
222
Trade:
0
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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 99ยข. 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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Photo of AD17
2.96/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire123
2.68/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Admittedly it was the word brown rather than honey that caught y eye.

Nice enough brownish, reddish sort of brew. Light texture and flavor, little hops, Pretty much a bland effort that doesn't match the promise of the label. Not bad, just unoffensive.

Ticker brew at best. Buy it cheap and serve it cold.

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Original Honey Brown Extra Rich Lager (Beer Brewed With Honey) from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 10.4% out of 100 with 1,415 ratings
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