hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A beautiful beer that turns out to be okay. Very nice dark amber color with a thick tan head that leaves good lacing. Light aroma. I can really only pick out some malt, hops, and a bit of sweetness. Moderate mouthfeel. Malt is prevelant in the taste. A little sweet. Crisp, hoppy finish. A slightly bitter aftertaste. As with other J W Dundees beers, this one is pretty good for the price.
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"not bad, but i’m not a huge fan either. this kinda leans towards the english style even though no labeled as such. firm, malty backbone with only a moderate bitterness and low level floral and citrus notes."
Darkmagus82 (1898) - - SEP 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-22-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a medium amber color with some nice orange highlights shining throughout. Upon pouring there is a one finger white head that has a good level of retention, fading over about 5 min to leave only a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is heavies t of a musty malty smell mixed with some notes of a light corn and some caramel, Overall the aroma is sorta stale in nature and not the most pleasant.
Taste – The taste begins with a malty and bready flavor with a hint of caramel and honey sweetness. A hop flavor begins developing later in the taste. The hop is a mix of a light grapefruit citrus and a moderate amount of an earthy taste. Later more bitterness comes to the tongue leaving, a rather off bitter flavor on the tongue. In the end, the mix of flavors leaves a rather unpleasant taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is average. For the style it is fitting, but overall it is rather average.
Overall – This is not one of Dundee’s best. The flavor that lingers on the tongue is quite off with the aroma being rather non-appetizing as well. While most of Dundee beers I think are a good value, this one I do not believe is. Skip it.
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours with a thin foamy off white head that fades to just a small ring around the edge of the glass. The color of the beer itself is a bright golden color with great clarity. The aroma has just a light aromatic and citrus hops nose. It starts off with sweet bready malts and light grain up front that turns to a thin herbal and leafy hops flavor with a touch of citrus in the middle. The finish is mildly bitter and fades out nicely. On the palate it has a smooth yet thin texture with mild carbonation and a light to medium body.
Bulk_Carrier (2354) - Moving East, Alaska, USA - MAY 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
More reviews, I’ll keep ’em coming as long as I can.
Into a pint glass, this appearance was an amber Color with a one finger of head, decent lacing.
The smell had a mild caramel malt with a faint orange and medicinal qualities running amuk on this one.
The taste was mainly sweet adding in that "English" aspect not so much enjoyed by many Americans (fuggles hops perhaps).
On the palate, it sat fairly light but almost leading towards a medium on the body. The sessionability of this one is there as I could see this one being fairly decent with some fish n’ chips.
Overall, it seems like an English Pale Ale to me which isn’t bad. I understand this style but often think these beers are often good with some fish n’ chips.
snoworsummer (2735) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Pours clear amber with a thin off white head. Tastes bitter, hoppy, bready, with a hint of raisin. Dry feel. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells toasted, like cereal, toffee, nuts, floral hops, plums, and figs.
sonnycheeba (3952) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with creamy, off-white head. Aroma is caramel, toasted, and cereal malts, toffee, mixed nuts, floral hops, plums, and light fig. Flavor is balanced bready malts and hop bitterness with a touch of dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Beerathon (1386) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer is so malty, and not in a good way. Hops are in there, but not tasty and not what at all what I want in a pale ale.
zoucrew102 (694) - - JUN 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Aroma is hoppy with a bit of citrus. Pours light amber/golden colored with medium white head. Taste is slightly more hoppy than I would consider a pale and finishes dry and hoppy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours an almost clear amber with a golden hue and a large white head. Dusty hops, a bit medicinal and spicy. Medium bodied, sweet candied floral notes, a bit of malt and then some weird banana notes come through. Where did that come from? More weirdness into the finish, old bubblegum, some strange bitterness and old toast. Meh. I could drink this I guess...but why?
ADesenberg (662) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Suprisingly drinkable. It’s got a nice bitter hop bite that I wasn’t expecting out of this beer. Nice!