Dundee Pale Ale

Dundee Pale AleNote: Enjoyed on February 27, 2009.

We picked up a 12-pack sampler of Dundee while we were in Conway last weekend. The left-overs ended up in my fridge (HURRAY!). I spent the last 5 days giving my liver a rest, but gave in tonight as the Pale Ale was calling my name softly from the crisper (and yes, my beer stays in the crisper while my lettuce wilts on the top shelf).

As you may recall from my previous reviews, although I’m not the biggest fan of hoppy beers, I’m trying hard to train my taste buds. Either I’m doing a good training job, or this is just a real smooth, none aggressive pale ale.

With the first sip I expected the usual strong hoppy taste that tags along with this kind of beer. Instead, my tongue was pleased by the mildness and the lack of bitter after-taste. There is a hint of something spicy somewhere in the background. Nutmeg type of spicy, not chili-pepper spicy. It’s one of those tastes that leaves you wishing that the well-dressed frog on the bottle would jump off the label, swagger up to your ear, and whisper to you, revealing the mystery flavor.

OK, so that sounded a little creepy, but in all honesty, the Frog on the front looks pretty distinguished….I’ll trust a snazzy-looking frog any day. I highly recommend this beer.

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.