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Dundee Summer Wheat Beer - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Dundee Summer Wheat BeerDundee Summer Wheat Beer

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BA SCORE
76
okay

63 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 06-04-2011)
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1/5  rDev -69.5%

floydie83, Aug 22, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -54.3%

barnzy78, Nov 25, 2011
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2/5  rDev -39%

ejh06752, Apr 23, 2012
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2.08/5  rDev -36.6%

misternebbie, Sep 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

TheBigBoy, Jun 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

k3v1k, Dec 21, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

kelvarnsen, Jan 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

DirtyPenny, Apr 25, 2013
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2.85/5  rDev -13.1%

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.

Jason, Oct 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

tbryan5, Apr 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

JohnQVD, Feb 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

dhep16, Mar 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

JohneHoodlum, Jul 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Johnnyv310, May 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

animal69, Nov 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

OldhouseRecs, Aug 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Black_ox, Apr 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

djrn2, Dec 17, 2011
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3.05/5  rDev -7%

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.

Sipchue, Aug 08, 2011
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3.13/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

Brenden, Jun 28, 2011
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3.15/5  rDev -4%

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.

woodychandler, Jun 16, 2011
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3.23/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

WVbeergeek, Oct 22, 2011
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3.23/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

BeerKangaroo, Jul 03, 2012
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Dundee Summer Wheat Beer from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.