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

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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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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 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 WolfmanK
4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this a few weeks ago but I lack enough reviews here to be able to add new beers myself. Time to start rectifying that...

Bottled poured into a pilsner like glass.

Appears a nice ruddy amber, one finger of head that sticks around.

Smells good, mild, but malty

Tastes very malty, noticeably more than say a Killians, but it's not a bad thing, in fact it's a welcome change to the hop centric craft brew scene. finishes with a hint of roasted nuts or malts, and just a smidge of hops.

It's very smooth and easy to drink, might be their best brew since honey brown.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +13%
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. (485 characters)

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)

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 Lauthaha
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer mug.

Appearance: Clear, with a ruby-amber color. The back label says it has a '...rich, off-white head---some say it's "cappucino-like" ...' and I have to agree. The head looks agitated, very foamy, but subsides pleasantly leaving very little lacing on the glass. Looks good to me!

Smell: The nose is malty with floral hop undertones. Perhaps a slight touch of herb/spice influence here. Also pretty good.

Taste: The hops really shine in this beer. Good malt flavor surrounds them (the hops). Also, there is definitely some herbal influence, but I am not seasoned enough to put a direct finger on it.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation here. It froths superbly, coating every square millimeter in my mouth with delicious flavor. Aftertaste is replete with malty character which remains long after the drink is done. It's a flavor which is welcome to stick around, so that's a good thing in this case.

Drinkability: Just a bit on the bitter side for me to enjoy in excess. Perhaps that's a good thing.

As far as red lagers go, it finishes just a touch heavy, but I'd still recommend it over the macro-brewed attempt made by the Coors Empire, "Killian's Irish Red." At least Dundee's take on Irish Lager has some staying power, and for than, I commend them. (1,296 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
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. (938 characters)

Photo of thegodfather1076
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
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. (607 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)

Photo of Alacer
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pint Glass.

Color was a coppery amber, with hints of red. Head was a think, 3-4 finger widths and lasted quite a while. The Lacing was frothy, and hung around the glass for the entire duration of drinking.

Smelled of malts, and some pine. Taste was very similar, just a touch stronger.

Very drinkable. I bought this at my local Quick 6 after they offered a free sample. Will def suggest to others. (415 characters)

Photo of JRed
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
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. (334 characters)

Photo of Hoagie1973
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium amber in color; about the color of a good APA more so than a Red. Nice fluffy, buttery off-white head that retains great and leaves full rings of lace.

Surprising is the presence of some piney hops in the nose in addition to the malt.

Tastes like caramel malts with a slight hop dryness. Sweet throughout the sip, then goes slightly bitter into a nice balanced finish. Earthy and slightly buttery.

Body is medium with strong carbonation.

This is a pretty enjoyable and drinkable Red. (500 characters)

Photo of Hopswagger
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
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. (557 characters)

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
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 (679 characters)

Photo of nukem5
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a great copery color with a very delicious looking foamy cap of tan which goes away to leave behind a fine lacing down glass.

S: Slightly nutty and a touch of citrus, nice malt aroma.

T: Malty fruity and nutty do come thru,Slight bit bitter.

M: Good medium body with fine carbonation bubbles whooshing thru the mouth nicely clensing the oils of my fried herb crusted chicken.

D: would drink a few of these and would be really good at a cookout, would go good with a smokey grilled taste. (500 characters)

Photo of sixerofelixir
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (464 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 Nerudamann
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
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. (619 characters)

Photo of animal69
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a clear golden-copper color w/ a full 4 fingers of eggshell head (thanx to my vigorous pour) before dropping into a solid surface of tiny bubbles that coat my sam smiths nonic quite well

S- a very mild smell, what i could detect was the acrid lager yeast aroma and lightly toasted raison bread, a bit more nuts as it warmed, no alcohol or hops noted

T- taste is a good bit stronger than smell but still comes through a bit thin, starts of with bready cereal grains w/ a touch of scorched sugars, a bit of earthy, resiny hops do come through at some point as well as roasted nuts, some dried darker fruits, crisp finish with just enough bite to let you know it was there, no notable alcohol detected

M- a dry light-med bodied beer w/ a good amount of co2 provides a nice texture in the mouth

D- a very drinkable beer, a sensible offering for a sensible price, i def. see myself getting more of this for the season (925 characters)

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 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 keethrax
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
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" (940 characters)

Photo of WesWes
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a nice amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid pale and caramel scent along with a dry yeast aroma. The taste is average. It has a bone dry pale and crystal malt flavor. It has a mild caramel character as well as a pretty good hop component. It goes down smooth with some metallic off-flavors. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is an average red ale. I'm not exactly lovin' the taste. It's a little too dry for me. (545 characters)

Photo of StaveHooks
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
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. (545 characters)

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Dundee Irish Red Lager from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.