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

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hoagie1973 on 03-01-2010)
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Photo of sixtysixpixistix

New York

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 21:46:56 | More by sixtysixpixistix
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

02-25-2013 00:20:41 | More by bobbyc3
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

03-19-2012 01:25:24 | More by LouDogg114
Photo of WolfmanK

New York

4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
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.


Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 19:23:20 | More by WolfmanK
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4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 06:17:03 | More by Ricochet
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14%

11-17-2011 21:01:57 | More by tclapper
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4/5  rDev +14%

08-23-2013 02:40:35 | More by ktanner99
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4/5  rDev +14%

05-10-2013 12:22:37 | More by pcsnyder
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4/5  rDev +14%

07-26-2013 06:10:10 | More by justinm4bama
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4/5  rDev +14%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 03:56:38 | More by kylehay2004
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3.93/5  rDev +12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 07:56:26 | More by DrDemento456
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3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 02:47:09 | More by Lauthaha
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3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 14:24:16 | More by ChainGangGuy
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3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 00:07:57 | More by Alacer
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3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 00:12:09 | More by thegodfather1076
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

02-21-2014 02:00:38 | More by tallfellapgh
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

11-16-2013 02:11:53 | More by jaydoc
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-29-2013 20:23:45 | More by Johnnyv310
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 19:32:30 | More by JuicesFlowing
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

12-23-2012 05:25:45 | More by EvanWilliams
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-04-2014 13:07:03 | More by Thullin187
Photo of Hoagie1973

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 17:42:06 | More by Hoagie1973
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 18:14:59 | More by JRed
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South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

02-20-2013 02:54:40 | More by Chucker17
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South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 22:06:29 | More by Hopswagger
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Dundee Irish Red Lager from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.