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Dundee Irish Red Lager - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Hoagie1973 on 03-01-2010

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Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 39
Photo of nicholas2121
4.47/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dundee Irish Red Lager brewed by Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co., with an ABV of 5.0% This brew pours out a nice deep amber color, with a nice off white head. The smell is sweet with malts, and grains. You pick up a hit of hops at the end of the smell as well. The smell of Dundee Irish Red Lager is really. Now for the taste it is bold, sweet and full of flavor. There is a lot going on in this brew. I really like the taste of this brew. There is nothing overpowering about Dundee Irish Red Lager. This brew has a nice balance to it. The mouthfeel is bold and rich with flavor. Dundee Irish Red Lager is a nice drinking brew. Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co., did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out 5 . Thank You Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

Photo of EvanHarper
2.85/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle kindly gifted by neighbour. No expiry date.

Orangeish color with a wimpy white head.

Mild, malty aroma with slightly roasted note.

Hint of roastiness. Excessive caramel sweetness. No hop flavor, minimal bitterness. Bland.

Ale-like mouthfeel, substantial with low carbonation.

Mediocre and boring. Admittedly, a proper representative of the style.

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed 4/30/2014

Irish Red Lager from Genesee / Dundee Brewing Co.
poured from a bottle into a 16 oz mug

P- nice looking label big horn ram getting painted red 3.75

A- very clear amber red minor off white head almost no lacing 3.75

S- Malts and maybe caramel, faint breadieness 3.5

T- sweet caramel , roasted malt, a little yeasty alcohol 3.75

M- crisp carbonated complex with a almost clean finish 3.5

D- good drinker mild enough to drink a few, but still enough flavor and complexity to keep me interested 4.0

O- consistent with other Genesee products good simple and well done 3.75

Had last year, don't know why I didn't review then. Better than I remembered ---- J

Photo of NiceTaps
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a pint glass.

A- Very clear amber color with a slim cream colored head. Some lacing, decent bubbles.

S- Rich toasted malt aroma. Grainy, a touch of alcohol.

T- Mild roast malt flavors.

M- Very smooth and clean feel. Sprite carbonation, no bite, long dry finish.

O- Not a bad Genny offering.

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high dense beige head that has very good retention properties and gradually died down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of toasted malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of toasted malts along with some notes of caramel, hints of malty sweetness and subtle hints of tea. Only a very slight amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The lighter nature of this beer makes it very easy to drink and rather sessionable.

Photo of StaveHooks
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes:

12oz served in a Dogfish Head pint glass.

A – Pours a slight hazed amber with a creamy off-white that forms a nice collar.

S – Pale and caramel malts, rich graham cracker, weird tomato undertone, nutty lager yeast.

T – A big dose of fruity malt, rich lager yeast, buttery caramel, has a tart fruity bite. Some spice bread comes through.

M – Medium to full bodied, creamy feel with soft carbonation.

Great aroma but a strange buttery and tart taste. It definitely mellowed out as it warmed when the malt really came out.

Photo of Hopswagger
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes:

P: Beautiful hazy tannish amber topped with an off white airy head. Has the look of rich brewed tea.

S: Earthy, grains, sweet toasted malts, floral hop aroma and a touch of cherry alcohol.

T/M: Spicy, tingling mouthfeel that is quite playful. Fresh apples, hints of bananas, timid floral hops. Balanced tea like flavor that finishes dry with a pleasant toasty malt flavor accompanied by bitter fruit peels.

O: Well rounded, easy drinking with loads of complimentary flavors. One of my favorite Irish reds so far. Will definitely revisit.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, caramelized malts, some hops and a touch of spice.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some sweet flavors of caramel, honey and fruit come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer to drink for a while but there are better ones in the style.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a toffee caramel red. An off-white head sits atop that slowly dissipates, leaving some sticky lacing. The smell is very malty, with a slight caramel overtone. The taste is equally malty with caramel sweetness, but there is a dry hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, but very drinkable.

Overall, nothing spectacular, nothing bad. Just a good red lager to throw back on St. Patrick's Day. I've had a few Dundee seasonals, and they're all pretty decent. Add this one to the list. Not perfect, but good for a saturday afternoon celebration.

Photo of kdawg105
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad. I would

+.

Not bad. I got this brew in a pick 6 as for Irish Red very basic. The smell was what to expect of Malts but they were very light on the nose, the taste pretty much the same not quite there, mouthfeel not bad nice for its style!

Photo of zeff80
3.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a clear orange color with a good deal of carbonation. It had a one finger, tan head of bubbly foam that left some thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled malty and biscuity with some floral notes.

T - It tasted of bready malt with some caramel. It had a mild spice/hop bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied lager.

O - This is an okay lager. I could see it being a "gateway" beer for a non-craft drinker.

Photo of keethrax
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Not as red as I would have hoped, but with a nice head

S: Malty and sweet, with the faintest hint of hops. Almost smells like toffee.

T: Much like the aroma, malty with a little bit of hops way in the back. Malt, molasses and nuts with a bit of roasty goodness less prevalent (but still more than the hops). Not a who lot of bitterness.

M: Decent mouthfeel, smooth and a little thick (relative to other lightish lagers anyhow. not on an absolute level when compared against a wider variety of beers).

Other: Very temperature sensitive. Had one that was just a bit too cold and it totally killed the flavor and aromas. The beer was very disappointing, the malt goes away and because there hops and other flavors are fairly mild, you're not left with much. Had a second a bit warmer (in the 50-55 degree range) and it was a night and day difference. It went form "boy, do I have to drink this whole thing" to "hey this is pretty tasty"

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Brown/copper and clear. Solid two finger head that left a surprisingly small amount of lace.

S: Strong barley and grain. Caramel notes.

T: Malty, slight roast. Caramel notes. So many in this genre have a watered down taste but this one finishes strong with a light tart flavor.

M: Smooth, nice wet finish. Mild to moderate carbonation and light to medium bodied.

Overall: An excellent choice for its genre. Only have tried two beers from this brewery but so far they seem solid.

Photo of JRed
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber in body with big white foamy head that leaves lacing. Aroma of cereal, big malt sweetness, nutty, hazelnut comes to mind. Tastes is big on cereal grains, nuts, slight hop spice, echoes of apple skins, toasted bread, clean finish with just a lingering sweetness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A session with a malt focus.

Photo of sixtysixpixistix
4.47/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Of all the beers on the Wegmans shelf I have tried, Dundee is among the very best. It has a malty dark taste without being too bitter or too strong. It also tastes a little light for a thick texture.
It's also fairly cheap, and you've gotta love a deal :D

It worries me, however, that the label says "limited release."

As long as Dundee is on the shelves I will continue buying it.

Photo of Nerudamann
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - red/copper in color, clear, with about 2.5 fingers of light khaki-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - interesting smell..it seems more like food than a beer. Although I can't quite place what food. For some reason it smells very "German".

Taste and Mouthfeel - malty, but light. Also light roasted quality. Perhaps some malts or hops used that I'm just not aware of, but the taste is fairly unique to me. Texture is very well-balanced.

Overall - interesting brew. Somewhat of a new taste for me, perhaps due to the style. Good tasting and somewhat different.

Photo of thegodfather1076
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was served out of a 12oz. bottle dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Very cool label.

Appearance - Pours a dark amber color with almost no head.

Smell - Smells of a toasty nutty malt with a slight citus smell.

Taste - Tastes of a toasted nutty and maltyness finished with a nice hop flavor and light hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light carbonation leads to a light bodied beer.

Drinkability - Very smooth and light with good flavor making this a nice drinkable brew.

An overall OK brew that I enjoyed. Not the best representation of this style that I've had but enjoyable all the same.

Photo of sixerofelixir
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. What I believe is a Julian-style date code is on the bottle neck.

Pours more of an golden-orange color than a red. An off-white ring is there. Smell is mainly mineral, as well as some earthy malts. At first taste, I'm surprised how roasty and almost peaty one of the malts is - it's very nice. An overriding smoothness follows an almost smoky finish, yet still a bit bitter. Probably the most complex brew I've yet tried from Dundee, and I liked it.

Photo of yesyouam
3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dundee Irish Red Lager is a very clear amber beer. The thin, foamy, off white head thins to a film and leaves nice lacing. It has an aroma of funky Genesee yeast and some sweet caramel. It's pretty light bodied and a little watery with a slightly gritty finish. It tastes a little sweet and a little salty. It reminds me of Genny Bock. There's a touch of chocolate and a little toastiness, maybe nuttiness. There's a tiny hint of herbal bitterness at the finish. Is this Genny Bock?

Photo of Meisterlol
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Just turned '21' this is my first review. I picked up a 6-pack of this beer at a local sub-shop that has a nice collection of beers. I choose this beer almost at random; it was moderately priced and had a red ram on it! But, don't be fooled I have tried my fair share of lagers.

I poured the beer into a 'concial' American pint glass, had a one to two finger head on it, and it laced down the glass. The beer is very coppery in color, almost like a watered down coke with a very slight touch of red. Very noticeable is the carbonation, even when you reach the bottom of the glass bubbles are still steadily rising.

My sense of smell is unfortunately terrible, I can barely pick up even modest smells. I can tell however it is malty, giving the sense of something being smoked with a nice wood. So I would guess to the 'expert smeller' that it would be very malty.

The taste: very drinkable. It goes down smooth, not too rich of a flavor, it does not linger in your mouth. It is very modest in terms of bite or flavor; I was expecting a bit more of a 'punch'. The carbonation is not overpowering.

Overall: although not an expert opinion, if I had to choose between this and something like Yuengling's traditional lager, I would choose this beer. Yuengling's standard lager is definitely drinkable, but so is this. As well I feel 'Dundee Irish Red Lager' has a more full taste than the former.

Photo of TheWhiskerReview
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant reddish-coffee and has similar aromas of light roast coffee, caramel and baked apricot. The palate is hugely malty and juicy with a tart presentation and a balancing but never overpowering hoppiness. More notes of espresso and papaya lead to the mouthwatering finish.

Photo of wac9
2.28/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

this taste clean and fresh but unlike honey brown witch backs it up with it name and taste, this beer doesnt bring anything to the table , doesnt even look red, has no taste , skip it waste of time. but it cheap and if your a poor white boy looking to waste your money then buy this beer why is it call irish that an insult

Photo of Franz4
3.14/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass, no freshness info

A- poured with a good 2 finger head that left lacing as it settles, very bubbly head, steady stream of bubbles rising to the top of the glass, translucent red/copper in color

S- yeasty with a touch of wheat like malt, kind of musty actually, wasn't a real fan.

T- Very mellow taste, very little bitterness, a little bit of toast, slightly biscuity, but I feel like I'm reaching for descriptors on this one, I can point to many things that this beer is not, but the flavor profile just isn't there.

M- Medium carbonation that seemed just right, kept just the slightest of heads through the glass.

D- There's really nothing offensive about this beer, it's just not doing it for me. I could down several of these and they would go with just about anything, it's a nice, mild beer.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours an amber-tan body in color, is reasonably clear, and is topped with a finger worth of raffia-colored foam.

Smell: Fairly sweetish, malty aroma of sugar-encrusted, toasted loaf bread ends given a hint of humble tea bags.

Taste: Toasted bread crusts given a layer of caramelized sugars, providing for a decent amount of sweetness. Faint, faint nuttiness. Blur of vague fruitiness. Hops impart a light herbaceousness of Irish Breakfast tea-like taste. Lightly bitter. Semi-dry finish with a minor crackle of carbonation.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation keeping it fairly crisp.

Drinkability: To be honest, I find Dundee gives a banal treatment to their range of brews, but I genuinely enjoyed this one and it's the only I'd consider purchasing again (don't hold me to it, though). Maybe I'm just getting soft and sweet in my old age.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Sold dark copper in color. Clear. Half inch of head that turns to a moderate lace ring.

S - Slight malts and grains Sweetness in the nose from some caramel malt.

T - Comes off sweet and caramel malty with a slight pecan taste that finish rather bitter with a hop and grain presence. Still very enjoyable.

M - Light and easy to drink except for the bitter finish almost chug able.

D - Bought this on a whim since it was only 2 dollars for the single and it was well worth the try. Kind of wish I had this in a variety pack with the winter and the honey brown. I would buy it since it would be under 30 for the variety.

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Dundee Irish Red Lager from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.