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Dundee Kolsch Style Ale - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

215 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jadpsu on 03-23-2010)
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Photo of Natainos
4.88/5  rDev +40.6%

Another Dundee Please!

A: Nice yellow, had a thick head that reduced to 2 inch. and slowly laced away. Another Cool Logo!

S: Corny and or wheat notes light bread smell.

T: Crisp, refreshing, pound-able with flavor, closes-thing to Macro styles but with way way more flavor, corny and or wheat notes light bread, great Pizza Beer ;)

M: light,crisp, nice carbonization not too much.

D: Oh YES! can have this on a cold day during football, hot summer, or just about anytime, why go Macro when you can get way more flavor with this Dundee Kolsch Style Ale from Genesee Brewing Co.
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Natainos, Aug 25, 2010
Photo of servo12
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.

servo12, May 05, 2011
Photo of RyanTeeter
4.55/5  rDev +31.1%

a: Straw colored with a nice, yet thin head. Very pretty.

s: Great aroma for the style. Citrus with strong banana notes.

t: Incredible balance of crispness, banana, tropical fruit and clove. Sounds too fruity but the overall balance is beautiful.

m: Very light mouthfeel. Flavors are tight and dissipate quick enough to keep you coming back for more.

o: When I tasted this it immediately became one of my very favorite beers. This is the beer that you can easily cruise through a 6 / 12 pack on hot summer day.

RyanTeeter, Mar 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

camclem2, Sep 28, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +24.8%

Bought the dundee sampler cause it was cheap (damned monetary constraints), and this ended up being my surprise favorite of the bunch. I typically am not a kolsch fan, but this brew was quite well done. Nice straw color; however, lacked any head really, which was disappointing to me. Smells of light citrus, wheat, and maybe a slight sweet honeyesque aroma. Very nice. Taste is similar, very bubbly with some sweetness and wheat flavors. Simple, yet balanced and very drinkable. Great example of the style to me. This beer was almost as pleasantly surprising for me as Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder.

jt31914, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of fx20736
4.26/5  rDev +22.8%

Bought a 6 pack from Genesee Brew House on 5/27/13 for $ 6.50.

served cold in a tall glass tumbler.

appearance: Honey amber Gold with two fingers of white head. nice lacing.

aroma: fresh grain with a subtle noble hoppiness.

mouthfeel: soft, silky, elegant.

taste: hay like mustiness with subdued noble hoppiness and just a touch of dextrin sweetness. finishes with a thick malty bed and then a soft touch.

notes: exceptionally well done, true to style

fx20736, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

WallingBrew, Jul 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

pcsnyder, May 10, 2013
Photo of mempath
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.

mempath, Aug 04, 2010
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4.08/5  rDev +17.6%

Yet another bottle courtesy of my local trader, tone77, who wants me to keep my bottle numbers up and is willing to help in the process.

From the bottle: " In Germany, Kobes (brewery waiters) have been serving Kolsch since 1906. But they're notoriously tough to pin down, always rushing past with grilled potatoes, cabbage, sausages, and big, round trays of their namesake brew. And while you might need to speak German to order a Kolsch in Koln, you don't need any such skill to enjoy one here. Ours is light and refreshing with subtle "biscuity" notes and a clean, refreshing finish. It's also considerably less difficult to order. And that's something we can all drink to. Prost!" OK, but why the dog as the waiter? A German Shepherd? Hmmm.

My aggro pour resulted in two fingers' worth of thick, foamy bone-white head with good retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow that would have made King Midas proud, plus it exhibited NE-quality clarity. A very pretty beer. Nose was as advertised, with biscuity malt notes. Now I was beginning to slaver in anticipation. Mouthfeel was medium with a pleasant lightly sweet maltiness on the tongue. Finish was also as advertised - "clean and crisp". I could easily put a sixer of this away on a hot, humid summer day, plus I have not had a clinker yet from the Dundee line. This is a series worth exploring!

woodychandler, Mar 06, 2011
Photo of generallee
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.

generallee, May 18, 2010
Photo of 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.

beyah, Jul 29, 2011
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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.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

JESantiago, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Jonny_Tremain, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

jheezee, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

dgeebs07, Apr 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

GreesyFizeek, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

I found this single 12oz brown bottle in the single bottle bin at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL for $1.29. Surprised to see this lone bottle sold separately as the Dundee Kolsch is usually only found as part of their mix in the 12 pack of craft bottles. No freshness date.

The beer poured a clear pale gold color and produced a 1½-finger white head. very little lacing with this one.

Nice fruity smell to this. Has some sweet bubblegum aroma as well.

This is a nice tasting beer. Biscuity malt and light fruits provide the sweetness, but there's a nice combination of both bittering hops and spicy hops to keep the sweetness in check.

Light body with a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel, due in part to a high level of carbonation that works well here.

Wish I could get these in a 6 pack by themselves. It would make for a great session beer. As it is, I find them the best of all the beers I've tried from this brewery.

matjack85, Sep 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

The last beer in the variety pack. Loved the label with the dog waiter. Don't know why their isn't a pic of it here...

A - Pours a yellow straw colored brew with little to no head
S - Mostly of grassy malts, hops, and slight grains.
T - A very nice ale. Pretty standard sweetness that finishes bitter from the grain malt but not overbearing. Nice.
M - Really light. Could drink it all day.
D - A pretty nice brew that I could see getting again. Pretty much standard brew that is both full of flavor and drinkable.

DrDemento456, Jul 28, 2010
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

YoItsBeerTym, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of thebrood1987
4/5  rDev +15.3%

This is just an all around good beer. It has a bit of a fruity smell from the yeast that is reminiscent of grapes and some sweet biscuit pale malts. The taste starts with a bit of spicy hop and the biscuit malt wheat taste comes in and then ends with that a touch of spicy hop and dry almost chalky yeasty finish.

I also get that slight fruity grape flavor as well from the yeast which tastes fantastic and really makes the beer. The fruity grape taste mixes in perfectly with the slight spicy hop they decided to use in this beer. Its a very straight forward beer and that's whole point of this beer. It really drinks like a 5 percent beer rather than the almost 6 percent that it is.

thebrood1987, Jul 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

zrab, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

speracado, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

jmarklan, Dec 04, 2011
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Dundee Kolsch Style Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.