J. W. Dundee's Original Honey Brown Lager

J. W. Dundee's Original Honey Brown Lager

Rated 3.003 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Genesee Brewing Company

Rochester, NY, United States

Style:  Lager

4.5% Alcohol by Volume

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JW Dundee’s Honey Brown is the Original Honey Brown lager. First brewed in 1994, Honey Brown satisfies consumers looking for a fuller flavored but easy to drink beer with a crisp clean finish. In brewing Honey Brown, we use a dark pilsner style lager and add just the right amount of Manitoba Wildflower Honey. This creates a smooth Honey flavor that fades to a crisp dry finish. We use just enough hops to dry out the honey’s sweetness without lending any unpleasant bitterness to the finish. We continue to receive accolades from premium tasting competitions including a Gold Medal at the 2002 World Beer Cup. BREW STATS: TYPE: Lager 1st INTRODUCED: 1994 CALORIES: 150 ALCOHOL CONTENT: 4.5% by volume CARBOHYDRATES: 13.5 mg PROTEIN: 1.0 mg FAT: 0.0 mg CHOLESTEROL: 0.0 mg SODIUM: 54 mg

ID: 7478 Last updated 4 years ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank42700
Overall Percentile20.1
Style Rank521 of 1064
Style Percentile51
Lowest Score1.6
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.003
Weighted Score3.003
Standard Deviation0.694

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SURFSLEEZ 43 reviews
rated 4.0 19 years ago

Aroma: 0 | Appearance: 0 | Mouthfeel: 0 | Flavor: 0 | Overall: 0

I'm guessing abv 4.8%...perhaps one of their best efforts. Very drinkable, balanced sweet beer, somewhat bland (mass production product). Not Brewery Hill or Samuel Adams but not bad at all ! Just today 8-23-04 I realized that I gave JW Dundee a slightly HIGHER numerical rating than Sam Adams! Well, I'll leave it; must be evidence of something or another...?!?

  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 2.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    I poured from the bottle into a pint glasss. with a clear amber color with a generous white head and adequate lace. Aroma of sweet malt at start middle thin, finish clean and crisp

  • RICHSBEER 1894 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a clear medium brown color with small off white head and moderate carbonation evident and no lacing. The aroma is of sweet fruits, nuts, toasted malts, roasted malts, burnt malts, fruity malts. The taste is of nuts, sweet fruit, toasted malts, burnt malts. The mouthfeel is medium body and medium carbonation. Pretty smooth body.

  • TONE77 221 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, slightly sweet. Taste is malts, honey, refreshing and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

  • SHREWS824 218 reviews
    rated 2.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Very light, very clear honey gold color. Minimal head or head retention. Small amount of lacing. Sparse bubbles working from the bottom of the glass. I am actually detecting some of the honey in the aroma. Can't tell if its real or artificial. Either way its not off putting. A touch of grain or grass also. Some of the adjunct lager scent coming through but not real overwhelming like a lot of "macros". Again, picking up a touch of the honey in the taste and it is definitely more of an artificial honey flavor. Little in the way of bitterness. A tad acidic even. A bit of the adjunct corn coming through. Medium to mostly thin mouthfeel. Doesn't leave much in the aftertaste. A bit of a carbonic bite on the tongue. Doesn't coat the throat or tongue real strongly. I wasn't overly impressed with this beer. Wasn't full enough for me. I mean, I can drink it, but I'm not going out of my way to find this beer. It is better than any "macro", but I was expecting something maltier with a better mouthfeel.

  • IABEERGUY 371 reviews
    rated 2.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Took a shot in the dark with this beer and came away disappointed. Pours a amber color with a small head. Aroma wasn't there from this bottle, just a faint hoppy smell. Flavor is somewhat sweet with a little honey and hops. Overall, fairly disappointing.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 2.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Bottled@Monks Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm. Deep golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, saltwater and some mild earthyness. Flavour is fruits, wood, saltwater as well as some caramel malts and mild honeyish sweetness. Mild notes of metal as well.

  • DARKBREW 105 reviews
    rated 3.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A very good brew for the price. A nice aftertaste of honey is nicely balanced with a light hoppy flavor and some malts. Very drinkable, your girlfriend or wife will probably like this one, too.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This is one of those beers that I used to order in clubs or bars when they didnt have anything better. It's a better than average beer, but doesn't have much flavor besides sweet malts and honey. Not much hops in the taste....the opposite of a BOM. Medium brown appearance, kind of clear. Good for daytime or for mowing lawns when you don't really want "lawnmower beer".

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 2.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 5

    A clear amber colored lager. Lots of bubbles. A small, unimpressive head. Settles quickly into a smake soapy white lacing. If you are expecting bees abuzz in this one, check your neighbor’s tree instead. Subtle malt in the nose. Light body with some creaminess. Malty sweetness in the taste. Light, sweet, refreshing lager.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 2.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    nothing wrong with the malty nose or flavor, or the subtle honey tones...it's just not enough. still a macro lovers beer. too many better brews out there to go back to this one.

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