Dundee Summer Wheat Beer - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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2.85/5 rDev -13.6%
12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.
LOOK: Turbid yellow, chucks of yeast, decent foaming
SMELL: Stale lemon, chalky yeast, bready, slightly nutty
TASTE: Crisp, smooth, moderate body, wheat twang, bready, very yeasty, odd lemon, herbal, faint esters, finished semi-dry
Tastes a little wild other than the fact the yeast character is pretty neutral, over pitched? A plain American Wheat Ale gone astray.
10-18-2012 00:12:08 | More by Jason
3.05/5 rDev -7.6%
Just like the bottle says, pours cloudy and tastes crisp. I was looking for a good summer session beer, and Dundee's Summer Wheat did not disappoint. Nice white head that fades, but never completely goes away. Aroma is clean and crisp. Very refreshing with just the right balance of malt, wheat and subdued hops, with a carbonation level that made me smile. Pour into a glass, or drink straight from the bottle, and choose this offering over anything with corn or rice, as the flavor continues to satisfy as the beer is enjoyed.
08-08-2011 12:24:39 | More by Sipchue
3.13/5 rDev -5.2%
This beer is very clouded, as per the style, and a pale golden color. The white head is small, but the foam has some staying power and never fades. Some pretty good lacing is left.
The nose offers wheat, yeast , some grass and lemon with more sour/bitter citrus akin to orange rind (zest).
This beer claims to be a hefeweizen, makes me long for a hefeweizen, then leaves me disappointed that it's not what it claims to be. The issue here is that it's not a good hefeweizen, but it's not a bad APWA; I don't mean there's a superiority of style, but the adherence to it. That said, the taste is on par with the nose. What, grass, yeast and lemon are big with a good pale malts backing and maybe a touch of herbal and citrus hops, and the lemon really takes center stage pretty much off the bat. Unfortunately, this also makes it a little sour as it goes, as if there's just to much tartness that isn't countered, and no soft hefeweizen sweetness to complement. The finish rounds out with a lightly sour, "wheaty" flavor.
This is a light-bodied beer and certainly crisp, but to a fault; there's a little too much crispness and it's very sharp and biting. In fact, it practically stings. It's "appropriate to style" gone overboard. It needs to be softened up a bit.
This might be an okay APWA, but there are much better examples of that style and certainly of hefeweizens.
06-28-2011 19:33:49 | More by Brenden
3.15/5 rDev -4.5%
A slow late-spring afternoon has me furthering The CANQuest (TM) with a series of light, summery beers. I am glad to be back on the CAN trail after an extended hiatus.
From the CAN: "Dundee Summer Wheat Beer Back in 1487, a summer beer, also known as 'Hefeweizen,' would run you two pfennigs. (Pfennigs were kinda like quarters in Bavaria.) That was twice the price of winter beers. Why? Well, summer, or "wheat" beers were so popular, Duke Albrecht had to double the price so bakers would have enough wheat for baking. (Fear not, we have no such plans.) Ours is aromatic with hints of floral and citrus from the special hops we use. Hey, we love muffins as much as the net guy, but the bakers [CAN] get their own wheat."; "Limited Release"; "Crisp and Cloudy".
More agitation prior to the Crack & Glug as I am still unsure of the style. It evidenced a slight haze, but I do not think that it it is either a Hefe or a Wit. The Glug netted me just better than a finger of rocky, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a very hazy, but not quite cloudy, golden-yellow. Nose was grassy, bready and orangish, an interesting combination. Mouthfeel was medium with a light grainy flavor on the tongue, definitely a wheat beer. It was mild in its taste, which is what I do not like about this style. They always seem to lack any Ooomph and this was no exception. Finish was semi-dry, certainly refreshing and appropriate for a hot day, but just not my bag.
06-16-2011 17:18:54 | More by woodychandler
3.23/5 rDev -2.1%
Slightly cloudy wheat beer ready for the summer in late fall...this beer appears a hazy golden with a bright white foamy head. Forms fine even spceckled lacing down the sides of my glass. Aroma has a sharp fruity/citrus nose with pale malts and wheat tones going on. A bit earthy and floral with hops and summer beer tones going on...flavor has a citrus wheath beer qulaity very refreshing beer half citrus hafl creamy wheat malt flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied ale with a sturdy carbonation that goes down smooth and drinks pretty well with this type of beer.
10-22-2011 23:41:03 | More by WVbeergeek
3.23/5 rDev -2.1%
Into a pint glass:
A: hazy yellow body with a fluffy one finger white head. There was no lacing. Slowly moving bubbles surfaced.
S: combination of malts and wheat, a slight bit of citrus came in close to the end.
T: wheat in front with the malts and citrus combined nicely and taking second place.
M: medium, sessionable, carbonation is felt
O: not a bad beer, just mostly average, I might have this again.
07-03-2012 13:14:50 | More by BeerKangaroo
Dundee Summer Wheat Beer from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.