Dundee Pale Bock Lager | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
78
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484 Ratings
Dundee Pale Bock LagerDundee Pale Bock Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
New York, United States
geneseebeer.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John on 02-25-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
484
Reviews:
294
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
14.04%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 484 |  Reviews: 294
Photo of BCad
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Copper amber pour with a thin bright-white head that fell away quickly.

S: Nothing too appealing, just malt and residual sugar.

T: Taste quite good. Toasty malt, sweetness, and a nice lightly hopped finish. Only complaint is that it's maybe a touch too sweet.

F: Fizzy and a bit on the heavy side. Fits the style.

O: This brew isn't pretty or particularly appealing at first glance, but it actually drinks pretty nicely. Deffinitely has a fair amount of residual sugar, which I don't particularly like, but it doesn't rule it out. All and all a decent beer, I'll drink the rest.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utopiajane
3.57/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear and amber with a inch of bone white foam that falls well for the style. Bright not too many bubbles on the rise. Nose is bread with a bit of richness. Soft mellow earth and a little mild spice. breaddy with a few bubbles to tingle on the palate. Taste is earthy and has a little richness form malt.. No diacetyl, no dms, no fruity esters. Finishes crisp and clean with a tiny bitterness to show itself . Hops have a bit of herbal to them and the bittering hop is exceptionally clean. There is some sweetness in the finish. I get nothing from it all. All the character is hallertau. Apollo are a soft clean bitterness with a bit of strength.

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Photo of warpig372
3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire123
3.01/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hozersr
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of creepinjeeper
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into my Sam Adams dimpled Octoberfest mug.

Look - No head to speak of. Nice color; copper in hue and clear. Like a piece of amber.
Smell - Malt. Bready and toffee.
Taste - More malted grain. Almost toast-like.
Feel - Minimal carbonation. Creamy texture.
Overall - Bought this with some marzen styles to celebrate the season. This style is good, but I need to explore it more.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 3 4/2015. Pours crystal clear deep golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Maibock style. All around good balance and robustness of bready malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papat444
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pintwacky
3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of atr2605
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a nice transparent copper color with a white head with decent retention that leaves some small lacing
S-fairly faint, bit of biscuit and sweet caramel
T-sweet caramel and malt character with bready flavors that follow and a nice hop bitterness that balances out the brew
M-medium bodied and crisp
O-nice malty but crisp and clean brew, quite tasty

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Photo of DDiFran
3.57/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice color but not much head. Hoppy at first but malt takes over. Very easy drinking.

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Photo of weaselface89
3.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sittin back in the pool with this one, Id say this is an appropriate brew for it.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.66/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, light, copper color with less than one-finger off-white head that dissipated quickly until a ring of small bubbles remained around the glass, there was almost no lacing present, this beer is lightly carbonated.

SMELL: bread and caramel, faint to the nose.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel and bread then a very mild but pleasant hop profile, this is a malt forward beer to be sure.

PALATE: this beer is lightly carbonated with medium body.

OVERALL: this is a good beer and was reasonably priced at $9.99 for sampler 12 pack, it's not my favorite style of beer but I enjoy variety and would have this again.

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Photo of djchrismac
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dukeandduke
3.04/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

3/23/15 (Bottle) - Darker gold pour, nice pillow white head, mild carbonation. Sweat, malty caramel aroma. Light malty and caramel bread taste, with little bite and mild texture. Overall average beer.

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Photo of LarryMyers
3.17/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.17/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of WilliamJRileyJr
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of enelson
3.76/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of TheSSG
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Pours a frothy head. Sharp hop aroma, with a touch of caramel in the nose. Golden color. Starts with biting carbonation and a sharp hop bitterness. Hoppiness dies down and maltiness takes over. Malt swells a bit then subsides into the finish; malt with a touch of grainy hops.

This isn't as bad as I was expecting. Had they gone with the "Maibock" moniker, I could have avoided such dread! It's hoppier on the front, but has nice maltiness behind it all. The transition into the maltier profile is quite pleasant. Don't let the label fool you, this is pretty good.

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Dundee Pale Bock Lager from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
3.42 out of 5 based on 484 ratings.
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