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

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Dundee Irish Red LagerDundee Irish Red Lager
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Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
New York, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Hoagie1973 on 03-01-2010

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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 94
Photo of nukem5
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of dhannes
3.42/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of Lauthaha
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Photo of WesWes
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.86/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of WolfmanK
4.2/5  rDev +20.3%
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 Alacer
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of animal69
3.56/5  rDev +2%
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

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Photo of Ricochet
3.96/5  rDev +13.5%
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!

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Photo of Hoagie1973
3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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