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

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133 Ratings

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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 16.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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3/5  rDev -4.8%

M_C_Hampton, Oct 10, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Kornoms, Sep 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

LJWalker, Aug 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27%

TeachChefs, Aug 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

loupap, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Jadjunk
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%

From the Dundee Variety pack, the Dundee Pilsner is a German Pilsner style beer. Legend has it, in 1840 a monk smuggled precious lager yeast into Bohemia, setting the stage for the first Pilsner. Today, the smuggling may be over, but the Pilsner tradition continues. Dundee Pilsner is brewed with the noblest of saaz hops and premium German Pilsner malt- for a rich, crisp taste and a finish so smooth that it deserves an encore.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served at 48º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a white crisp foamy head over a golden straw yellow body, mildly hazy. Retention is average, crown lacing is thin with a soapy consistency. Carbonation is relaxed but plentiful. A decent appearance, but could improve a lot. 3

(Smell) Pilsner malts, honey, faint hop flavor with a low hop bitterness, much more sweet than bitter. Aroma is almost cider-like with semi-sweet apples and thin honey malt leading the aroma. Potency is below medium. Not particularly impressive, its quite an average aroma, with plenty of common off-flavors. 3

(Taste) Pilsner malts, light caramel malt, some mild honey cereal sweetness and hop extract if anything at all, not nearly as bitter or flavorful as one would hope for in the hops department. The hop flavor seems shallow and artificial, and the malt profile the dominating flavor in the beer, complete with a sticky, sweet and unclean finish. A mild citrusy lemon zest on the finish is enjoyable. There's a lot of work to do on the flavor profile of this beer. 3

(Mouthfeel) Airy and smooth with a little tartness on the tongue, a light body and little alcohol presence. A decent texture for the style and this beer in particular. 4

(Overall) It's not hard to determine that I've had much better pilsner choices than Dundee's variation. A cider tartness and a thin, limited hop profile (low bitterness) with a sweet cereal malt base makes this a slower drinking, less clean and crisper pilsner than the average competitor's offering. It's not one of the choice picks of the variety pack but it's decent for the price and certainly a viable option for pilsner lovers who may be in a financial pinch, but with a little better cash-flow may easily find a better year-round Pilsner. 3.5

Genesee/Dundee Brewing Company's
Dundee Pilsner

Jadjunk, Aug 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

tfsimpkins, Aug 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

OldhouseRecs, Aug 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Part of the mixed 12 pack I picked up for $11.99 the other day. Nothing too crazy here, kind of the run-of-the-mill pils most breweries toss in a mixed pack. Has the nice bubbly carbonation and crisp, biting hops, but a bit too light bodied and not flavorful enough for my liking. A decent beer, drinkable for sure.. but nothing you'd seek out.

oriolesfan4, Aug 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

jmathis, Jul 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

BeerKangaroo, Jul 24, 2012
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2.83/5  rDev -10.2%

pokal glass.

a - pours a transparent, light golden shade and forms a two finger, pillowy, bright white head right away. after calming i get a thin cap, a few streaming bubbles, and some nice leggy lacing.

s - toasted grain with a faint grassiness.

t - grainy malt sweetness with a very faint herbal bitterness in the finish. hop character is seriously lacking here.

m - lighter side of medium with adequate carbonation. coarse co2 profile.

o - average at best. goes down easy enough, but doesn't have much to offer flavor wise. $11 for a sampler 12 pack, you get what you pay for i guess.

divineaudio, Jul 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

rypkr, Jul 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Poured into 9oz pilsener glass. Poured a very thin yellow color (the color of most macro beers) with less than 1/4 inch of white head that had good retention and light lacing. There were also a lot of tiny bubbles clinging to the side of the glass throughout the beer.

The aroma and flavors mostly basic "beery" grains, no real hop presence, a little sweet and basically just on the bland side of average. The body was decent, crisp and clean, with just a slightly sweet finish. Drinkability was good, you could drink these all day as your "chore beer". Overall, not a bad example, but not a notable one either. An OK choice if you're looking for a "value" brew.

beertunes, Jul 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Mavigo, Jul 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Milkysunshine, Jul 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ejh06752, Jul 09, 2012
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2.83/5  rDev -10.2%

When I am not drinking beer from a CAN and I am at home, I do not mind bottles. I am somewhat curious to try the entire Dundee oeuvre and I recently found singles of most of the ones that I have not previously reviewed.

From the bottle: "Legend has it in 1840 a monk smuggled precious lager yeast into Bohemia, setting the stage for the first Pilsner. Today, the smuggling may be over, but the Pilsner tradition continues. Dundee Pilsner is brewed with the noblest of saaz hops and premium German Pilsner malt - for a rich, crisp taste and a finish so smooth that it deserves an encore."; "Hazy and Hoppy".

My pour netted me just better than a finger of foamy, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was a beautiful sunshine-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had that Saaz hops bite and my mouth began to water. Mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery and the taste did not live up to the nose. It was as though it had been set to "Mute". Finish was more malty than hoppy, which is par for the style, but it added up to something underwhelming. Not bad for the price point, but there are better examples of the style out there.

woodychandler, Jul 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Kunstman, Jul 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

jrs3082, Jul 06, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +27.9%

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 +27%

tyleeis, Jun 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

George75, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +27%

Dapperticus, Jun 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

pebbs, May 27, 2012
Dundee Pilsner from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.