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

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127 Ratings

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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 16.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: kbnooshay on 04-06-2011)
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Photo of JuicesFlowing


4.03/5  rDev +27.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 12:04:50 | More by JuicesFlowing
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4/5  rDev +27%

06-17-2012 00:12:14 | More by tyleeis
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4/5  rDev +27%

08-25-2012 21:41:38 | More by TeachChefs
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New York

4/5  rDev +27%

12-16-2013 14:19:30 | More by -MK-
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4/5  rDev +27%

12-16-2011 01:07:55 | More by Gregwa
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +27%

04-05-2012 00:50:34 | More by Tundruth
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4/5  rDev +27%

06-09-2012 19:21:16 | More by Dapperticus
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +27%

11-26-2011 03:42:10 | More by tpauer
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3.98/5  rDev +26.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 00:59:16 | More by beyah
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3.95/5  rDev +25.4%
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.)

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 22:55:59 | More by Garyman
Photo of kbnooshay

New York

3.83/5  rDev +21.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 00:37:50 | More by kbnooshay
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3.8/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 00:56:50 | More by scruffwhor
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

01-02-2014 20:16:30 | More by Golden32
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

06-19-2014 15:26:57 | More by j_hollings13
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

08-29-2012 20:52:48 | More by LJWalker
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

07-19-2012 00:52:57 | More by rypkr
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

02-22-2014 20:03:52 | More by mwar
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

12-23-2012 16:37:44 | More by Lukass
Photo of Bockrules

New Mexico

3.71/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 07:44:20 | More by Bockrules
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New York

3.68/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 01:33:38 | More by WesWes
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3.65/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 03:31:18 | More by tito42
Photo of Hergestridge


3.64/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 03:34:59 | More by Hergestridge
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3.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Purchased as part of a 12-pack sampler. What I believe is a Julian-style date code is on the bottle neck.

Pours an ultra-clear lite-yellow. Many large carb trailers. A white ring washes the glass. Smell is well grainy, with hints of pepper and lemon zest. Taste is soft and biscuity. A fair amount of mineral in the middle, morphing into a nice bitterness to finish. Clean and enjoyable, light-bodied. A decent pilsner here, and well worth the price if they made a 6-pack.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 05:50:18 | More by sixerofelixir
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3.58/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale straw, bright and clear, multiple streams of bubbles rise to the small white head. Settles moderately fast, but leaves some pretty okay lace.

S: Grainy & touch doughy malts. Hint of sweetness more form fruity esters than from malts. Pear mostly. Faintly spicy noble hops. Sort of pilsner, but also sort of kolsch.

T: Fresh milled grainy pils malt. Hints of toasty & doughy. Very kolsch-like pear & white grape light fruity ester notes. Medium firm noble hops bitterness and character. Spicy & floral up front, grassy in the middle, and herbal on the backend.

M: Must under medium body. Carbonation is nicely matched & expansive in a softly creamy way. Crisp & refreshing with a balanced finish. Hop drying increases as consumed.

D: It looks the part, but lacks truly clean crispness in aroma and flavor. With fresh milled grain & fruit ester aspects, it is a bit like a kolsch in some ways. Actually, it is about as much a kolsch as their way fruity Kolsch offering in the same mix 12 pack. Regardless of style, it is a nice, pleasant, refreshing and easy drinking brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 06:23:28 | More by SickGnar
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3.58/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Very light straw color with a very white head. The head seems wispy and laces a little bit as it settles.

S - Very light grains. Almost adjunct grains. Smells a little sweet. Slight lager like saltiness, no real hint of hops.

T - Very smooth, clean taste. Hops atribute bitterness as well as a little hop flavor. Subtle hops, but they are there and appreciated. Light sweet grains are present as well.

M - Thin and high carbonation.

Overall - Nice simple lager. More German than Czech I think. Very clean and should be easy to knock back on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 22:43:37 | More by GregBlatz
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Dundee Pilsner from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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