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

Dundee PilsnerDundee Pilsner

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BA SCORE
74
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111 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 17.03%


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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portia99

Massachusetts

2.45/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle (no date noticed) poured into a Foonf Zane pilsner glass.

A - Pours a very pale, almost Bud Lite straw yellow color, crystal clear (despite the bottle quoting "Hazy and Hoppy" - hazy no - not complaining, we'll see about hoppy), with a finger of bright white foam with pretty good staying power. Endless streams of carbonation bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass.

S - Grainy, cereal like, sweet and sugary up front with a flowery and perfume-like hoppiness backing it up. Not as crisp or bitter as I'd expect from the style...very soft, sweet and bready.

T - As with the aroma, very soft and delicate...sugary sweetness, grainy malt and floral hops all the way. Bitterness is lacking, fading into the background behind the malt. Rather adjuncty and macro tasting...fairly bland.

M - A bit thin and watery, carbonation is noticeable, but too low for my tastes. Adjunct grain off flavors dominate and point out how under hopped this pilsner is. Drinks like water...

O - Had decent hopes for this one which have proved to be founded in naive belief that this might be a traditional German style Pils. Turns out to be not much more than a macro style light beer in a freshly labeled container (which is 0 for 2 in its claims). Oh well, live and learn, try, try again...and so on.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 00:45:02 | More by portia99
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a very clear gold with a thick foamy head. Lots of visible carbonation as bubbles race to the surface.

Smells simple but pleasant: subtle hops and light german malts.

Surprisingly bitter on the tongue with a rich malty finish. This was most unexpected. Despite the color, this is a richer beer than I would have anticipated. With lots of carbonation, hints of fresh lemon and light hops come through in the mouth. I wouldn't describe it as "hoppy" (as the label declares), but I would say it has more character than your average pilsner.

Very pleasant, though not my favorite pilsner. Though I applaude them from departing from the traditional formula, there are several other pils I'd rather reach for.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 00:35:19 | More by rinhaak
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zeff80

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev +12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 21:06:27 | More by zeff80
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +19.9%
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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GregBlatz

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
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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sixerofelixir

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 05:50:18 | More by sixerofelixir
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Garyman

Arkansas

3.95/5  rDev +24.6%
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
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 21:31:09 | More by WVbeergeek
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kbnooshay

New York

3.83/5  rDev +20.8%
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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Dundee Pilsner from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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