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Dundee Irish Red Lager | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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95 Ratings
Dundee Irish Red LagerDundee Irish Red Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Hoagie1973 on 03-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,611
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
95
pDev:
11.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of wac9
2.28/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

this taste clean and fresh but unlike honey brown witch backs it up with it name and taste, this beer doesnt bring anything to the table , doesnt even look red, has no taste , skip it waste of time. but it cheap and if your a poor white boy looking to waste your money then buy this beer why is it call irish that an insult

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of EvanHarper
2.85/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle kindly gifted by neighbour. No expiry date.

Orangeish color with a wimpy white head.

Mild, malty aroma with slightly roasted note.

Hint of roastiness. Excessive caramel sweetness. No hop flavor, minimal bitterness. Bland.

Ale-like mouthfeel, substantial with low carbonation.

Mediocre and boring. Admittedly, a proper representative of the style.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.86/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a thicket of light khaki tan head forms a nice doughnut shaped cloud of foam, scattered thin strips of lacing appear with each sip. Body is a nice amber red hue crystal clea definitely filtered. Label talks about painting sheep red as they do in Ireland, these Dundee brews crack me up. Aroma light toasted malt character mid nuttiness going on witha touch of caramel in the finish but really it's very light. Flavor is semi sweet mildly roasted malt character a bit of sour dough bread with light herbal malts. Mouthfeel is light bodied carbonation is ample not overdone body is just uninteresting. Drinkability overall is pretty weak due to the fact that the flavor good be much better and it's just not drinking as smooth as an Irish Red should. Do you remember Michael Shea's Irish Lager they used to brew, this is pretty close to that.

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Photo of BogAl
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of LutherBrau
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of kdawg105
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad. I would

+.

Not bad. I got this brew in a pick 6 as for Irish Red very basic. The smell was what to expect of Malts but they were very light on the nose, the taste pretty much the same not quite there, mouthfeel not bad nice for its style!

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of j0hnc2468
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of beestes
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of rcori
3.04/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

"Farmers in Ireland and Scotland have been painting sheep for ages... makes 'em easier to find."

--rear label

Like most red ales (or lagers), this one is bright orange with amber trim. The frothy head of pale golden foam was at least three fingers to start and develops shallow divots as it descends. Decent lace too.

The nose doesn't exactly jump out of the glass, but it's appropriate for the style: a bit sweet, a bit earthy, not many hops. It doesn't smell like very malty beer, though.

Dundee Irish Red Lager is no better than average. Lagers tend to be lighter all around, but it could still use an infusion of malt. Sweetness is at a low ebb and there really isn't anything for the taste buds to grab onto.

The midrange malts have no caramel or chocolate character, as some of the darker Irish reds do, and the 'cappuccino-like' flavor referenced on the rear label is laughable. This is bland, by-the-numbers beer that tastes like it was brewed by one of the Big 3.

The mouthfeel is thinnish for the ABV and there isn't enough carbonation to keep things inflated for even a brief moment. The beer does a drive-by on the palate and is gone in an instant. Wait, that might be a good thing.

Dundee/Genesee beer ranges from slightly below average to slightly above average. Irish Red Lager is on the low end of that range and isn't something that I care to drink again. Even as a starter IRA, there are better options than this.

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Photo of zeff80
3.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a clear orange color with a good deal of carbonation. It had a one finger, tan head of bubbly foam that left some thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled malty and biscuity with some floral notes.

T - It tasted of bready malt with some caramel. It had a mild spice/hop bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied lager.

O - This is an okay lager. I could see it being a "gateway" beer for a non-craft drinker.

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3.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Franz4
3.14/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass, no freshness info

A- poured with a good 2 finger head that left lacing as it settles, very bubbly head, steady stream of bubbles rising to the top of the glass, translucent red/copper in color

S- yeasty with a touch of wheat like malt, kind of musty actually, wasn't a real fan.

T- Very mellow taste, very little bitterness, a little bit of toast, slightly biscuity, but I feel like I'm reaching for descriptors on this one, I can point to many things that this beer is not, but the flavor profile just isn't there.

M- Medium carbonation that seemed just right, kept just the slightest of heads through the glass.

D- There's really nothing offensive about this beer, it's just not doing it for me. I could down several of these and they would go with just about anything, it's a nice, mild beer.

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Photo of Thebrewman
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of granadoeric
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sprecher nonic. "Limited Release" no date or other info.

A - The orange-amber body isn't very red but it still looks good. A frothy bone-colored head rises to three fingers but sinks fairly rapidly to a smooth pile. Dense lace coats the glass just above the inactive and sweaty glass of beer.

S - Smooth and mellow toasted malts coat the back end of the nose with a soft but persistent aroma. Caramel, wheat toasted, and light amber malting hold up the floral and slightly grassy hops on the front end while a tiny touch of yeast finishes it off. Clean aroma.

T - The crisp and clean aroma carries through into the flavor where the toasted malts become a bit sharper in bite. More of the amber aspect comes out of the toasted malts. Sweetness falls away and allows a bigger hop profile. Still floral and a bit grassy, the hops fuse with the malts to provide a nice flavor.

M - Medium-light bodied and crisp with a dry and carbonated finish, the bite is a little hard but the finish is somewhat clean.

D - Not a bad offering from Dundee, it could use a little work but it's on the right track to becoming a good Irish red. I do like the cleanliness of the beer though. A bit harsh on the finish for a lager.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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Dundee Irish Red Lager from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 95 ratings
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