Dundee Kolsch Style Ale - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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3.5/5 rDev +0.9%
Pours a golden straw color, moderate froth and little lacing. Scent is pale and contain some musty and tangy grain, light earthy hopping. Taste is bolder than many kolsches i've sampled, grain profile stronger in taste but earthy hop presence right on. Lighter side of medium bodied. Overall, a nice, highly drinkable beer, surprised by the boldness of the ABVs.
01-03-2012 17:06:02 | More by rfgetz
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
3.5/5 rDev +0.9%
A- pours a straw body with a fluffy white cap and good lacing on the cup.
S- mild malt, biscuit, grassy, grainy, green apple
T- very crisp, very clean, not much going on, would like a sour twang here, but it is grainy light and drinkable.
O- can't complain, a sessionable beer for warm days, nothing mind blowing, nothing dissapointing either.
10-24-2011 00:41:52 | More by Tschnab
3.55/5 rDev +2.3%
Nothing exceptional about this beer, but nothing really objectionable either. Goes pretty well with a burger. No pun to the burghers intended. What this is missing is some yeast funk and a more pronounced (but not necessarily more aggressive or upfront) yeast funk. Not a bad beer, it's drinkable, just not on the level of the great examples of this style.
10-08-2011 07:26:27 | More by chicagoabbot
3.5/5 rDev +0.9%
A: clear yellow/gold color. Poured a 2 finger fizzy white head that dissipated to a thick skim. Decanted continually. Laced in broken wavy rings.
S: Biscuity malt. White grapes and cut grass.
T: Much like the nose. Biscuity malt transitions quickly to a lightly hopped finish with lingering wet grain.
M: Light-to-medium body. Ample carbonation; active in the glass and on the palate. Mild bitter.
O: Very drinkable to style. Very mild in character all the way around.
09-26-2011 20:38:42 | More by Haybeerman
3.4/5 rDev -2%
This beer formed a 1 and a half inch head which it lost somewhat rapidly. It was straw colored and transparent. I could read the beer label through the mug. There was a decent amount of lacing. It had a bready smell. It was not big on carbonation but carbonation was evident in the mouth feel. It was thicker then water but not much. It made my mouth pucker somewhat and had a lasting bitter aftertaste though not overwhelmingly so.
09-16-2011 17:36:21 | More by BeerBuggy
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.
09-04-2011 06:29:31 | More by matjack85
2/5 rDev -42.4%
I may be wrong, as with this Dundee variety pack, I am eating Chesapeake bay oysters that are wonderful, but I taste corn in all of the beers and that gets a big boo from me! JZesus caint i just make a simple comment; why all the required fields; it's only rock and roll!
08-13-2011 00:43:17 | More by Bushrod
3.05/5 rDev -12.1%
Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.
Working through a Dundee sampler pack thanks to my brother. Nice guy. This offering pours a clear sorta-pale straw topped by a short-lived half-finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises tangelo zest, musty biscuits, very light toffee, and old nutmeg. The taste runs very similarly, with some lemon zest joining the fun, along with some light black pepper and a few drips of honey. The spiciness twangs the tongue nigh into numbness. Luckily, things don't last too long, as every flavor flies off rather quickly. The body is fairly light, with a moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I didn't enjoy this kolsch too much. I wish i could say more, but I really can't. Sorry...
08-10-2011 05:50:39 | More by TMoney2591
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
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
Dundee Kolsch Style Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.