Grumbo (3464) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017 j12601 (12976) - 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?
Bottle, from US. Backlog entry. Entering my historic scores for US beers whilst visiting New York. No tasting notes kept, just rating. papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2017
Poured from a 12oz. bottle.
Appearance: Copper colored, murky body with a 1 finger head that dissipates fast.
Smell: Aromatic, mild hoppiness that hints of bitterness.
Taste: Small bitterness hits, hints of hops with a resin, pine-like aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: More pine followed by woody taste but also a little bit watery at the end. Not much more.
Drinkability: I found it was kind of a 1-note beer, not very complex & lacked a hop bite to it. Not tedious but not an eventful tasting either.
rdixon77 (2921) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Mix pack fodder. "Generic pale with a slight cardboard taste. No real hop presence. Ugh. BeerRenter76 (1028) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 8/6/08. My second offering from the Dundee sampler 12 pack. Had a nice hoppy aroma when i opened the bottle. Poured a mid copper colored body with plenty of carbonation, with a thin off white head. Taste of hops but a little bland. Overall a fairly decent beer, and i would drink this again. mjmoen (575) - - OCT 14, 2015
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Not too malty but not too happy either
superspak (5793) - Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/3/2015. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and light floral earthiness. Pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and dark/bready malt notes; with fairly weak strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance, complexity, and robustness of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a very solid pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering. Bork (455) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Balanced brew but flavor and aroma are both a bit suppressed. Slightly weak as if adapted for mass consumption. slowrunner77 (12466) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"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 (2302) - - SEP 3, 2014
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 (773) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
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.