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

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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 24 | 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

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Beer added by: kbnooshay on 04-06-2011

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Ratings: 176 | Reviews: 45
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.01/5  rDev +26.5%
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.

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dundee Pilsner brewed by Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. This brew has an ABV of 4.85% The pilsner pours out a nice amber color with a white head. There is a bitter sweetness in the smell of this this brew. You also pick up on some grains and malts in this brew. The smell is almost like apple cider. Not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is rich with flavor. There is mild sweetness at the beginning, then a bold grain taste at the end. Dundee Pilsner has a nice balance to it. There is nothing over powering in this brew. The mouthfeel is full but, it is smooth. Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. did a nice job with one. I would buy this brew again.

Photo of Mike412
4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Refreshing and solid taste. A good Pilsner overall.

Photo of beyah
3.98/5  rDev +25.6%
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.

Photo of Garyman
3.94/5  rDev +24.3%
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.)

Photo of beergoot
3.84/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle label data: none noted

The body color is pale gold with a thick, creamy, lasting white head; stacks of foamy rings along the glass. Sweet, grassy, lemony aroma. Flavor reveals light cereal grains with a slight citrus character; excellent hop bitterness balance. Medium bodied; juicy; mostly dry finish.

A solid pilsner overall. Outstanding appearance and a very respectable flavor.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.83/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

Photo of kbnooshay
3.8/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

Photo of Bockrules
3.69/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

Photo of WesWes
3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

Photo of tito42
3.65/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Photo of Hergestridge
3.64/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Photo of sixerofelixir
3.63/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Photo of InkedinRi
3.63/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Well made beer, classic Pilsner taste

Photo of car2052
3.62/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Photo of SickGnar
3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.53/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty funny that with the success of the Sam Adams noble Pils Dundee releases a pilsner that happens to have a bright lime green label similar to the color used on the Sam Adams product. This one pours a pale bubbly straw golden hue with a bright white thicket of head forming chunky sporadic lacing. Aroma has a light cereal malt bill with hints of cooked veggies and a slight mineral water note. Also citrus/herbal hops are mild but evident. Price point is great 12.99 a 12 pack with a pale, kolsch, bock, and pilsner. I believe this beer replaces the porter at least during the warmer summer months. Again decent mix of flavor light refreshing nice for what it is, not the best end all of pilsnes but a solid offering from Dundee. Mouthfeel is light bodied with even but sturdy carbonation nothing cloying finishes mildly sweet with herbal/citric hops giving it a drying effect on the palate.

Photo of plaid75
3.53/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear medium straw hue with a four finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a grassy and spicy noble hop and moderate grain.

The taste consisted of a pretty decent noble hop experience with a solid graininess and soft sweetness.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a pretty tasty pils.

Photo of zeff80
3.53/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a one-finger, white, bubbly head of soft foam. It left thin trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of grains and grasses with a sweet caramel nose.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel, grains and spicy, grassy hop bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied lager with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice sessionable pils from Dundee. Easy drinking and great in warm summer months.

Photo of GregBlatz
3.53/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a pilsener:

A: transparent, light golden body with a great foamy white spider-webbing lacing, no carbonation is seen rising

S: some toasted grain with a faint grassiness working through some slight maltiness.

T: some grainy malt sweetness with a very faint herbal bitterness at the end

M: light to medium with a slight watery feel, sessionable, there is no carbonation felt on the tongue.

O: good for the style and for me, I would have this again.

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, no "best by" date that I could find.

APPEARANCE: pours a crystal clear pale yellow with two-finger white head that dissipated slowly until a thin layer of bubbles remained throughout, medium carbonation, there is a good amount of lacing on the glass.

SMELL: sweet honey, bread, lemon grass.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet, light citrus then a nice light kiss of hops.

PALATE: light body, medium carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very drinkable beer that would offend no one, it does not set the world on fire but I enjoyed it, great price at $9.99 for a sampler 12 pack, for the price I would definitely but this again.

Photo of mhuber
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, thin head that dissipates almost immediately. Faint aroma of citrus. Crisp flavor, slightly bitter. The bitterness lingers a bit before giving way to a woody aftertaste. No lacing. This is your garden-variety pilsner. Drinkable if not all that interesting.

Photo of EvanHarper
3.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle kindly gifted - thanks Dave - poured into conical pint glass

Straw colored, wispy, rapidly dissipating white head, moderate carbonation apparent

Very clean aroma: mineral water, white bread, soda crackers; if I'm not imagining, a glimmer of noble hops. Good pils smell.

Slightly sweet up front. Quality pils malt, mingled with a very pleasant floral and herbaceous hoppy flavor and moderate bitterness. I wish it finished (and even started) somewhat dryer, though.

Good drinkable mouthfeel, not too thick or thin, gets the job done. The excessive sweetness gives a slightly "sticky" impression on the finish, though.

Overall a very solid European-style pilsner, exceptionally clean and distinct flavors, just could use a bit more dryness especially in the finish.

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with some sort of bottling code on the bottleneck. Acquired as part of the variety twelve pack from the local Jewel.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a slightly murky golden yellow orange. One finger of frothy white head with decent staying power. Leaves some scattered spotty lacing. Looks good for what it is.

S - The aroma is grainy and lightly herbal / fruity. A bit of bready / crackery pilsner malt. Fairly basic, but appealing enough.

T - Taste follows the nose - fairly basic, but appealing enough. Bready, malty, and indistinctly fruity.

M - The feel is smooth, crisp, and clean. Light-bodied and easy drinking.

Overall, an average example of a pilsner from these guys, but it works well enough for me. Not something to seek out, but it would definitely be a nice beer to have if there are lesser options available.

Dundee Pilsner -----3.5/5

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Dundee Pilsner from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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