Dundee Kolsch Style Ale - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beyah:
4.05/5 rDev +16.7%
Very clear golden color, Has 2 fingers of head if poured slightly agressively.
Lacing does not hang in there very long.
Biscuity malt, slight hoppy smell.
Light body but stll malty, hops are there but subtle.
Highly drinkable, great light summer beer.
07-29-2011 01:05:00 | More by beyah
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4/5 rDev +15.3%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #42 (Jul 2010):
Dundee is branching out with their mixed 12-packs. This beer is clear and heady with a golden color and tightly cropped lace. Dusty biscuits, faintly fruity yeast and a vague note of honey are all in the nose. The crispness goes deep. Its light-ish body does get a fluff from the carbonation. With ample malt to go around, the hops are well placed, and its bitterness keeps the beer on an even keel. Spicy hops and a bite of grain are in the drying finish. Clean and spot-on, this is a highly drinkable light ale, which is comparable to the originals.
01-11-2011 03:25:42 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.05/5 rDev +16.7%
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The bottle has no freshness date or abv% but there is a nice description of the beer on the back label.
Appearance: The body has a clean clear golden body with a few bubbles of carbonation streaming up to the head. The head on top is small, white in color and quickly fades down to just a thin layer of bubbles. There is not much in the way of lacing.
Smell: Its nose is light and clean with a light bready sweetness and even lighter fruity notes. The hops are also very mild and just a hint of vine like plant and floral notes.
Taste/Palate: The flavor has a clean, biscuity and bready flavor with just a hint of white grape like fruitiness. The hop flavor and bitterness are very subtle and lead to a crisp, light and dry finish. On the tongue it has a smooth light texture and easy drinking light body.
Notes: For an easy drinking light summery beer this will work.
05-18-2010 15:29:14 | More by generallee
2.85/5 rDev -17.9%
The beer pours a light clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grain and corn, with a little a bit of something off in it. Not a nice smelling beer. The flavor is also not too great. I get some corn and malt, as well as some sugary sweetness. There is a little bit of grape in the flavor, but it is overshadowed by the other grainy flavors. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a beer to seek out.
04-04-2011 01:02:59 | More by Mora2000
3.5/5 rDev +0.9%
Bright deep golden body, crystal clear hue with bright white head forms uneven lacing around the edge of the glass with each sip. Aroma semi sweet biscuit malts, nice bready layers form with a hint of herbal hops. Pretty tame with a hint of a copper penny or metallic note. Flavor, slightly fruit notes a bready malt character with lingering biscuit dough finish, slight metallic edge that doesn't come off offensive... I think it's something from the Rochester NY water, I tend toget a lot of this flavor from most of their beer. Mild herbal hops not much bitterness added to the mix. Mouthfeel is light bodied sturdy carbonation definitely forced, overall nothing offensive or spectacular. A nice sessionable pseudo craft brew from a stand up regional brewer that I happen to care for.
06-17-2010 05:28:23 | More by WVbeergeek
3.45/5 rDev -0.6%
Bottle poured into a pint glass
Appearance: Clear yellow with a small layer of lacing around the top.
Smell: Honey and citrus.
Taste: sweet malt, honey, citrus, and a bit of hops. A nice zing from the alcohol at the end. I haven't had too many Kolsch style beers. This one isn't bad, it's not the best Kolsch I've had but it isn't bad. This beer needs more malt.
Drinkability: Nice session beer. This would be a great beer to have with diner.
11-10-2010 01:50:57 | More by wmtxbb
3.4/5 rDev -2%
An aggressive pour produced a substantial head that dropped to a partial ring after a few minutes.
Color is a nice deep gold,very slight carbonation.
Smells a little like a soapy lemon...Pretty sparse on the aromas.
Tastes somewhat bready..Mildly grainy with a mellow, dry finish. mouthfeel is just north of thin..It has a little body to it.
Not a bad warm weather brew..Seems low in ABV so you can put a few away without becoming loopy. Also isn't any worse for wear as it gets warmer..Still very drinkable.
06-01-2010 23:13:33 | More by BrewMaven
4.08/5 rDev +17.6%
pours lively, deep golden, settles fast, little lacing
wonderfully fresh, sweet malt smell that isn't bothersome like most 'sweet' noses i sample. dry 'finish' for a smell, but that's a bonus. something different and cereal-like. translates well into the taste, a drier finish than expected, crisp mouthfeel with some creaminess. great summer evening brew. waste your sweat on a lesser brew.
08-04-2010 02:40:39 | More by mempath
3.45/5 rDev -0.6%
Straw-colored, very transparent, but a nice 2 fingers of white head.
Little smell, mostly yeasty scents, but I swear I picked up some pineapple.
Has a pleasant taste, and like the smell, I picked up notes of citrus.
Very refreshing in the mouth, no bitter aftertaste and not lots of carbonation to tickle the tongue, just a crispness to it.
A good medium-bodied beer; good taste, goes down easy making you want another.
08-09-2010 01:54:20 | More by RickS95
3.5/5 rDev +0.9%
A golden, light amber color. Smells sweet & sour, ester spice & a bit of phenolic aroma. A hint of liquor (whiskey/bourbon). Honey and sourdough bread (malty). Tastes a little sweet; syrupy. A little grainy; leafy. An easily noticeable presence of alcohol. Almost astringent. Feels crisp, with a semi-dry aftertaste. A hefty amount of carbonation.
Overall, a decent beer. At least worth trying out.
07-23-2010 00:37:07 | More by DerekP
3.6/5 rDev +3.7%
12 oz. bottle poured into a narrow 'pint' glass, showing a clear and pale straw in color and with a light cap of white foam. A steady percolation from the bottom keeps a light film for a while.
Nose of light pale malts and a hint of lemon hops. Adds some complexity with a bit of warming with some yeast notes and a variety of spices. Flavor is dry and offers a light spice character and just enough of a grainy texture to keep a full feel.
Decent drink though the spice notes become a bit overwhelming and seem a bit out of character. Think a 'spiced summer cooler' instead of 'winter warmer' and you've got it.
09-24-2010 00:31:34 | More by HalfFull
4.6/5 rDev +32.6%
I found this beer to be almost perfect. As a drinker of lighter colored brews I have many options. I found this in a multipack at a Kroger store. Needless to say I had low expectations. I was amazed! I found this to be a fantastic bargain. It comes with all the drinkability of an adjunct beer, with all of the flavor that I would expect from a hand crafted brew. It was light yet filling. A flavor of spice and lemon. I give his a thumbs up.
05-05-2011 04:16:29 | More by servo12
3.2/5 rDev -7.8%
Pours a clear golden straw color with a short wispy white head that settles into a light ring.
The aroma is malty sweet. Cereal grains dominate the aroma with a hint of honey/toffee. Hop aroma is minimal.
The taste is light with a bready/malty sweetness, perhaps some honey notes. Again, not much hops detected. There is a suble mineral character that adds some balance.
The body is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. Its sweet on the palate but it is balanced. Drinks very easy and finishes quite clean.
Its a refreshing and easy drinking beer with no real flawed flavors. It seems less hoppy than most that I have tried for the style
07-23-2011 15:35:03 | More by Gmann
3.73/5 rDev +7.5%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is somewhat sweet, some malts. Taste is good, malts, biscuty, slightly sweet. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a good quality beer.
01-26-2011 15:47:15 | More by tone77
3.55/5 rDev +2.3%
Sampled on April 13, 2010. It pours a golden yellow with quickly rising carbonation and an inch to inch and a half fiuzzy white head that pops and bubbles down to a thin ring. Malts are clearly the lead aroma with a nice clean but light hoppy sensation in there too. The mouthfeel is around medium. The malts and Euro-hops blend together well to provide a decent, fresh balance that remains clean to the end. This was rather easy to drink.
04-13-2010 23:38:14 | More by puboflyons
3.53/5 rDev +1.7%
A: Very light golden – just beyond straw. Bright and clear with a few streams of large bubbles rising to a large pillowy white head. Turns rocky as it settles with some speed. Nice lacing and a dance of bubble with each tilt of the glass.
S: Quite fruity and estery – apples & pears mostly. Biscuity and grainy malts, but a bit behind the fruit. Almost a fruity jam impression from a non-fruit beer. Barest hint of grassy hops. Good strength, and okay character, but somehow not terribly inviting.
T: Yep. A very fruity Kolsch – apples, pears, and white grape notes. More sweet even than nose – both from malts & fruit impression. Sort of odd, thick, estery sweetness from all this that is almost cloying. Biscuity & grainy malts take on doughy hints. Soft background yeast note. Hops are a bit les shy. Grassy & leafy, but with a spicy bite as well.
M: Medium body & slightly over on carbonation. A bit soapy, but reasonably crisp & refreshing. Abrupt finish with a white grapeskin tannin feel.
D: Alright for the style, but on the fruity end of the spectrum. Light malts, balanced hops, lots of fruity, estery yeast contribution. Simple, yet flavorful and refreshing enough. Personally, I like a Kolsch to be softer and more grainy malt forward. My preferences aside, this fruity number is alright. Nice to see a “gateway” brewery take an okay stab at the style.
12-24-2011 06:15:38 | More by SickGnar
Dundee Kolsch Style Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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