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

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39 Reviews
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Reviews: 39
Hads: 93
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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Reviews: 39 | Hads: 93
Reviews by Ricochet:
Photo of Ricochet
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I (was) a big fan of JW Dundee's Amber lager. It seemed like the anti-adjunct version of the very good Genesee Red. I remember when I reviewed JW Dundee's pale ale as pretty decent too. Boy, that was long time ago and many pales away.

I was surprised by this. It was totally new and totally great! Gee, does that sound totally 80's?

Poured a deep orange with little head but lively lace and tons of carbonation. Very lively. Smelled like malt, there wasn't much else. Mouth was very creamy, had a slightly corn wash with a bitter stick at the end, blunted by malt.

What makes this amber stick out is, it's nothing like other amber lagers from the BMC's. It's more of a craft lager, which makes Genesee go up on my scale even more. Burnt malt is just the tip. The bitter is slight but pleasant leaving a full malt flavor, raisin and pepper. Dry.

Well, this is the BEST that Genny has come up with. I'd drink this again with pleasure. Bravo! (946 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of generallee
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Milkysunshine
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.86/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a thicket of light khaki tan head forms a nice doughnut shaped cloud of foam, scattered thin strips of lacing appear with each sip. Body is a nice amber red hue crystal clea definitely filtered. Label talks about painting sheep red as they do in Ireland, these Dundee brews crack me up. Aroma light toasted malt character mid nuttiness going on witha touch of caramel in the finish but really it's very light. Flavor is semi sweet mildly roasted malt character a bit of sour dough bread with light herbal malts. Mouthfeel is light bodied carbonation is ample not overdone body is just uninteresting. Drinkability overall is pretty weak due to the fact that the flavor good be much better and it's just not drinking as smooth as an Irish Red should. Do you remember Michael Shea's Irish Lager they used to brew, this is pretty close to that. (851 characters)

Photo of tallfellapgh
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of rcori
3.04/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of nicholas2121
4.47/5  rDev +26.3%
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. (844 characters)

Photo of Irish7r
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dhannes
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served chilled in a Sam Adams Lager class; decent foam; color was more of an amber than a red, but adequate. Although the label said something about extra malt, this reminded me of a watered-down version of Ale Asylum's Hopalicious. This would probably be a good beer to consume in quantities and with food, as it would neither fill you up nor fight the taste of foods...I still have one bottle left, which I will have to try with a meal. (438 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a gold/reddish color, not quite amber, with a small head. Smell is of malts. Taste is also basically of malts with just a touch of hops, very refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this is a fine quality beer. (285 characters)

Photo of Joey-bags1990
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sprecher nonic. "Limited Release" no date or other info.

A - The orange-amber body isn't very red but it still looks good. A frothy bone-colored head rises to three fingers but sinks fairly rapidly to a smooth pile. Dense lace coats the glass just above the inactive and sweaty glass of beer.

S - Smooth and mellow toasted malts coat the back end of the nose with a soft but persistent aroma. Caramel, wheat toasted, and light amber malting hold up the floral and slightly grassy hops on the front end while a tiny touch of yeast finishes it off. Clean aroma.

T - The crisp and clean aroma carries through into the flavor where the toasted malts become a bit sharper in bite. More of the amber aspect comes out of the toasted malts. Sweetness falls away and allows a bigger hop profile. Still floral and a bit grassy, the hops fuse with the malts to provide a nice flavor.

M - Medium-light bodied and crisp with a dry and carbonated finish, the bite is a little hard but the finish is somewhat clean.

D - Not a bad offering from Dundee, it could use a little work but it's on the right track to becoming a good Irish red. I do like the cleanliness of the beer though. A bit harsh on the finish for a lager. (1,238 characters)

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of BogAl
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
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. (755 characters)

Photo of dhep16
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of LutherBrau
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Johnnyv310
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
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. (625 characters)

Photo of sixtysixpixistix
4.47/5  rDev +26.3%
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. (384 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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. (814 characters)

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
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. (591 characters)

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