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

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Reviews: 39
Hads: 91
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 7.63%
Wants: 4
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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Photo of wac9
2.28/5  rDev -35.6%
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 (323 characters)

Photo of EvanHarper
2.85/5  rDev -19.5%
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. (364 characters)

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 kdawg105
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad. I would

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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! (250 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

"Farmers in Ireland and Scotland have been painting sheep for ages... makes 'em easier to find."

--rear label

Like most red ales (or lagers), this one is bright orange with amber trim. The frothy head of pale golden foam was at least three fingers to start and develops shallow divots as it descends. Decent lace too.

The nose doesn't exactly jump out of the glass, but it's appropriate for the style: a bit sweet, a bit earthy, not many hops. It doesn't smell like very malty beer, though.

Dundee Irish Red Lager is no better than average. Lagers tend to be lighter all around, but it could still use an infusion of malt. Sweetness is at a low ebb and there really isn't anything for the taste buds to grab onto.

The midrange malts have no caramel or chocolate character, as some of the darker Irish reds do, and the 'cappuccino-like' flavor referenced on the rear label is laughable. This is bland, by-the-numbers beer that tastes like it was brewed by one of the Big 3.

The mouthfeel is thinnish for the ABV and there isn't enough carbonation to keep things inflated for even a brief moment. The beer does a drive-by on the palate and is gone in an instant. Wait, that might be a good thing.

Dundee/Genesee beer ranges from slightly below average to slightly above average. Irish Red Lager is on the low end of that range and isn't something that I care to drink again. Even as a starter IRA, there are better options than this. (1,438 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.11/5  rDev -12.1%
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. (455 characters)

Photo of Franz4
3.14/5  rDev -11.3%
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. (839 characters)

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 Meisterlol
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
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. (1,395 characters)

Photo of yesyouam
3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
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? (482 characters)

Photo of TheWhiskerReview
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
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. (285 characters)

Photo of NiceTaps
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
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. (305 characters)

Photo of hosehead83
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a standard pint glass
Amber/gold in color with a big, fluffy head of foam
Aroma-Faint malt and biscuit notes
Taste-Malt, grain, faint caramel notes
Overall, a clean finishing, easy drinking red. Nothing to blow you away here- a decent affordable brew. (290 characters)

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 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)

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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)

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