bnoel09 (587) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Poured into one of my Newcastle Geordie Schooner glasses. Mahogany brown color with a generoud tan head. Aroma is hazelnut and some earthy malt. Flavor is a bit one dimensional, but nutty with a nice level of hazelnut character. Many hazelnut browns seem to overwhelm with the hazelnut flavor, but this strikes a nice balance. Fairly smooth mouthfeel with a slightly dry finish. I rarely see any Dundee beer in my area, so I probably won’t be drinking it again, but its a decent run-of-the-mill brown. Ron (3959) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Pour is a dark brown and translucent with a large tan head. Aroma is malty with some roasted nuts. Flavor is the same. Starts out with some malts then comes a bit of roasted nuts. The body is a little thin, but it goes down easy and tastes decent. djd07 (14517) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a small off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is caramel malt and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel wit a roch malt and dark fruit and raisin. Easy to drink A good brown ale from Dundee. cheap (5860) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
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. Cousin_Larry (895) - - SEP 17, 2013
A nice brown ale with hints of hazelnut, caramel amd chocolate. Creamy amd smooth with a clean finish.
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - JUN 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-18-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a medium clear brown color with a billowing off white head with big carbonation bubbles entrapped within.. The head has good retention and eventually fades to leave a light level of lacing.
Smell – The smell is of brown bread, caramel and hazelnut; sweet roasted nut describes it best.
Taste – The taste is rather surprising. While I was expecting something of sweeter malt up front it was rather dry. A dry roasty biscuit flavor meets the tongue. While caramel is big in the nose it is not heavily present in the taste at all. The initial roasty biscuit flavors are meet with a roasted nut flavor more toward the middle of the taste. This mix of flavors lasts to the end of the taste where a little bitterness sits and lingers on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body and carbonation are both very average. A thicker body would have suited the flavors better, but the lighter body makes it go down very easily. Overall average.
Overall – Not bad, but it lacks some of the caramel sweetness and thicker body that would likely have accentuated the taste of the beer. All in all it has a good roasty nuttiness, but is a little too bitter.
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle. One of the bottles from their Seasonal variety pack (though I don’t believe this one in particular is seasonal for them, but couldn’t say for sure). Has a nutty, caramel aroma - not too strong. Taste is similar with some chocolate in there as well. Slightly hoppy finish. Pretty mellow taste, definitely a decent beer. Dundee always has solid beers for a low price, gotta respect em for that! 5.3% alcohol. Parrothead (294) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a clear super dark amber with a medium tan head. Nose of toffee, malt, some hops. Decent mouthfeel, flavors of brown sugar and hops. Overall, not too bad. gregwilsonstl (2504) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Perfectly brown appearance, nice tan head. Decent nutty taste. Low IBUs. Pretty average nut brown ale. Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Sweet, light roasted nut aroma. Clear, medium brown. Tipsy squirrel buddy on the label. Fairly bitter, lightly sweet, medium roast. Slightly heavy mouthfeel. Better than some of Dundee’s style interpretations, still there’s not much to commend this as a craft brew. Goes a little sweet at the end as it warms. ABC Liquors, Betton, part of a mix pack.