BucannonXC5 (1639) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: BevMo in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 for a BevMo variety 8-pack (w/ BevMo card)
Purchased: Dec. 31, 2013
Consumed: Jan. 4, 2014
Poured a reddish amber clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Lots of uneven foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Very good retention on the top.
Smelled a pleasant whiff of caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, hazelnut, espresso, light chocolate and some honey. Not a lot, but very good.
Tasted pretty close to the nose, but not quite as good. Got roasted bitter nuts, hazelnut, espresso, caramel, toffee, honey and some metallic notes.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish.
This beer had its moments for sure. A couple of my ratings could have changed a tick or two either way, but the finish wasn’t matched by the start.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle into glass, clear brown pour with off white head, creamy and pleasant, I dig it, wiould do again
sudomorph (1143) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear, brown with a one finger, off-white head that thins to a film but leaves a layer of lacing.
Aroma has notes of bread and caramel mixed with a touch of fruit and a hint of chocolate and spice.
Taste is malty but balanced. Hints of caramel and bread balanced with bitter with a short finish.
Medium body and carbonation. Fairly crisp in the mouth with a smooth, easy drinking finish.
Overall this is an easy drinking and enjoy beer. Enough flavour for most without being offputting to the non-beergeek out there. I would drink this again but probably wouldn’t search it out. Just too many other things to try.
Cousin_Larry (893) - - SEP 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice brown ale with hints of hazelnut, caramel amd chocolate. Creamy amd smooth with a clean finish.
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
VEry nice and creamy. Somewhat sweet and quite aromatic. Very good in features in overall.
wcraigjohnston (3) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2013 does not count
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dundee Nut Brown Ale from the Dundee Brewing Co. in Rochester NY. This is a pretty standard Brown Ale. Not too cloying or over malted. That is to say that while there are dark malts for the style, they don’t compete as the top flavor. The chocolate malt stays in the background. There doesn’t seem to be any black patent in the bill. Not at all hoppy. The palate is very smooth, making this a nice session brew, even at 5.3% abv. The label claims it has natural hazelnut flavors, but not that I detected.
redpooba (406) - Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A brown ale with an off white head. The beer tastes like a brazilian nut coffee with just a hint of hazelnut perhaps in the background. Finishes clean
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Clear brown / red color. pours with a 1-finger off-white head. Kinda bubbly, but leaves good spray of lace. Stronger, pronounced carbonation, though smooth overall. No stickiness in the finish. Sweet taste overall, light bitter in the finish. Nutty, toasty flavor. Caramel malts, little chocolate. Very faint hops. Mostly just kind of a plain, watered down, lightly dusty flavor... Not a terrible brown ale, but not really interesting.
FROTHINGSLOSH (7622) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel-brown color with a huge fluffy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was very faint but semi sweet and tangy with a faint vegetal presence. The flavor was tangy, malty and a touch vegetal with a sour caramel element. Medium length tangy caramel finish. Light to medium body. Blah.
cheap (5741) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Froma bottle much better than expected. A brown beer with a clean smell. Easy going. Fairly mild and well behaved, unlike other dundees I’m familiar with. Some rope and leather in there but not over the top. Goodly amount of co2. Overall a decent beer experience, btter than expected for this brand.