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Dundee Pilsner - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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139 Ratings

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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 16.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.85% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbnooshay on 04-06-2011)
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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.03/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a light golden straw color. A very airy head sits on top and dissipates to a film. Some sticky lacing sticks to the glass. The beer smells like lemongrass and faint malts. The taste is refreshing. A very light lemongrass hits the palate first. There's a touch of hops in the finish, very balanced. The mouthfeel is light.

Overall, pretty good summer beer, for sure. Light, low ABV, and tasty. Well done.

JuicesFlowing, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

tyleeis, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

TeachChefs, Aug 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

-MK-, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

Gregwa, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

Tundruth, Apr 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

Dapperticus, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +26.6%

tpauer, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of beyah
3.98/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured clear, golden beer with one-finger, white foam. Lacing lasts a long time.

Smell grain and grassy hops.

Taseted slightly malty with a clean grassy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is clean sharp and dry, the carbonation tickles the tounge.

Overall tasted clean a somewhat hoppy, nice summer drink.

beyah, Jul 30, 2011
Photo of Garyman
3.95/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sorry, I drink out of the bottle and seldom pour beer into a glass, so I have no idea of the "look" of this beer. I sampled this out of a seasonal 12 pack sample; there were 3 pilsners included. I drank one Dundee pilsner early, came back a week later and drank the other two back to back.

I liked this beer, but I like pilsners. This one tasted clean, had just the right bite, and left my mouth feeling clean after each drink. A nice malt aftertaste too. Dundee is a bit cheaper price than beers I normally buy, so this pilsner is making me wish my local stores carried it. I normally keep my beer consumption to two-at-a-time, but this is one of those beers that makes me want to cross the line and go for 3 or 4! A good solid "B" for score.

(EDIT: I just read a fellow review and they made mention of the "Genny" aftertaste they'd noted with Dundee beers. I noted this also, much more prevalent with their pale ale, but somewhat so with this pilsner. I quckly got used to it. I didn't find it too intrusive.)

Garyman, May 08, 2011
Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.85/5  rDev +21.8%

SonictheBeerhog, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of kbnooshay
3.83/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is from the new seasonal pack.

I've said it once and I will say it again. I love the design system that Dundee has going here! Each beer has a different color and illustration. Brands like Weyerbacher could learn something. Green bottle with a fat monk leaping and carrying a beer.

Body is a as clear as can be straw yellow color with a good amount of carbonation. Large white head is a good combination of frothy and foamy. Nice sheets of lacing forming.

Aroma is nice. I picked up peppery notes, apple and other fruitiness. Light hop scent to the nose.

Oh noooo. This has a little of that Genny taste that most Dundee/Genny pale beers all have. But this is decent. Hops are apparent enough, floral and peppery.

This is pretty refreshing though, and a hell of a lot better than the macro offerings like Bud or Labatt while being less snobby than a overrated wanker like Victory Prima Pils.

kbnooshay, Apr 06, 2011
Photo of scruffwhor
3.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into that special Sam Adams glass specially made for Boston Lager.

Clear bright hay and brass color with loads of bubbly carbonation. Thick head of three fingers after the pour and a thick foam that lasts to the finish of my twelve ounce bottle.

The aroma has sweet malted barley with a light toast, hint of cream, and grass from good Saaz hopping.

The atste starts malty upfront. Lightly toasted with a little creamed barley grains. The middle has a more ....pungent cream flavor. Not bad necessarily bad, just a little off-putting. The finish light and earthy with grass and chopped vegetation in the finish.

The body of this beer is light to medium and crisp from start to finish. A pretty good example of a German pilsner. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Also widely available in my area.

scruffwhor, May 18, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Golden32, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

j_hollings13, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

LJWalker, Aug 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

rypkr, Jul 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

mwar, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Lukass, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of Bockrules
3.71/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass

A - Pours a perfectly transparent straw-gold capped by a two-finger, dense, white head. A few small bubbles are seen. Head is just a wring of bubbles half way down the glass, but that rings remains until the bitter end and manages to leave behind a nice web/rings of lacing.

S - A bit of pale malt and some light adjuncts upon opening the bottle. In the glass it cleans, but still is unimpressive.

T - A bit of lemon grass to go with the pale malt upfront. The body is solid blend of light malt and peppy, slightly grassy hops. Flash of hops, a bit of lemon, grassiness as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to a slightly spicy lemon grass finish.

M - Light bodied, but definitely thicker than most macros. Ample carbonation is not overpowering and suites the style well.

I like to think of Dundee as an economy "micro" brewery: usually priced about around the big 3 macros, but producing many styles of beer that could give many a micro a run for their money. Dundee pilsner doesn't disappoint, with distinctive German pilsner hop notes (admittedly watered down compared to the likes of Bitburger) on a solid mouthfeel this beer is a winner. I admire that the brewers didn't cop out and produce a watered-down light beer under the ubiquitous "pilsner" designation. I would happily drink this again - perhaps in a variety pack with some of the other better Dundee brews.

Bockrules, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of WesWes
3.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light, pilsner malt scent that's clean and refreshing. The hop character is tame with little bitterness. The taste is decent as well. It has a delicious pilsner malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry with a lager yeast character. The hop character is well pronounced. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is a good drinking beer. It's crisp and clean; a fine session beer.

WesWes, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of tito42
3.65/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to imperial pint. Brewed/packaged May 20, 2011 stamped on bottle neck. Purchased from new Dundee 'craft pack.'

A: Crystal clear straw with white head that dissipates quickly and leaves decent lacing.

S: Grassy saaz hops, bready malt, and a very faint hint of grapefruit.

T: Well-balanced between bready malt and grassy hops. Moderate hops bitterness. Not much citrus.

M: Smooth with a crisp, slightly dry finish.

O: Very drinkable, very representative without going out on a limb in the flavor category. A very serviceable German Pilsner. The best out of Dundee's new "craft pack," and I wasn't expecting it to be so.

tito42, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of Hergestridge
3.64/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a very Nice Pilsner. It's not Pilsner Urquell by any means, but for a Adjunct Brewery, it's quite a nice entry with a crisp flavour, nice head lacing lazily, and a nice hop effervescence.
Compared to the bigger and more heavily commercialized American Brewers, it's a step ahead of Miller/Coors. It's also nice that they give you a nice craft pack choice with beers that aren't en Vogue. For 10$(US)) it's well worth it. I've reviewed the IPA from the same Craft pack (12-Bottle-4 style entries) and this is quite a crisp clean pleasing flavour.
Nice Job Dundee/Genesee Brewery.

Hergestridge, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of car2052
3.64/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Stella Artois goblet.

A: Nice clear, deep golden. 1 finger white head. Decent carbonation.
S: white bread. a bit yeasty. hint of spicyness from the noble hops.
T: Light saltine cracker malt. Hint of cinnamon from the hops. Sweetens as it goes down. Slight aftertaste.
M: Light bodied. Fizzy feel. Goes down pretty smooth.
O: Better than the regular domestic beers, with a bit of nice zest from the hops. Very sessionable and with a decent amount of flavor. Drinkability is through the roof.

car2052, Sep 22, 2014
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Dundee Pilsner from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.