Dundee Kolsch Style Ale | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Dundee Kolsch Style AleDundee Kolsch Style Ale
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Dundee Kolsch Style AleDundee Kolsch Style Ale

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jadpsu on 03-23-2010

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Ratings: 247 |  Reviews: 106
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1/5  rDev -71.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

Photo of AlfaMale
1.76/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Things that make you go hum. I saw this beer on the shelf and asked why not? Well, the reason was obvious once I got it home and popped the cap. No life and no head. Can you say skanky? I thought you could. The Dundee Stout was not too bad, but this Kolsch Ale is simply tasteless and stale.

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Photo of Bushrod
2/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I may be wrong, as with this Dundee variety pack, I am eating Chesapeake bay oysters that are wonderful, but I taste corn in all of the beers and that gets a big boo from me! JZesus caint i just make a simple comment; why all the required fields; it's only rock and roll!

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Photo of Chilmer
2.23/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Damian74
2.25/5  rDev -35%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of BeerNinja007
2.58/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Got this in a mix pack a while ago. Cold 12oz bottle poured into a chilled weizen glass and paired with pizza.

A: Clear light golden brew gives about 1/2" of white bubbly foam with a moderate pour. It settles to a pretty stable 1/8" layer.

S: Moderately sweet with honey, plus a little diacetyl makes it more like caramel. Some muddy lemon hops.

T/M: Thin and watery, diacetyl and a heavy sweetness without anything to back it up. Like buttery water. Some light citrus and a bit of banana.

D: Goes down easily, but not very appealing.

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Photo of Bendurgin
2.69/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

My room mate bought the variety pack and didn't like this one. So he gave it to me. Poured into a pint glass. Pours with a nice white head that is about a finger thick. Golden straw colored body that is clear.

Spicy cloves and floral hops. White grape juice is in the aroma making this one smell kind of sweet. Seems a bit sweet with artificial sugars; would love to see that toned down. Seems a bit on the sweet side. A bit of honey and grapes come to mind again. A little bit of spice and hops round this one out.

Body seems a bit on the heavy side. The carbonation is good but I love to have a lighter body here. Overall this one isn't anything special. Not the most offensive beer, but I don't think this is one to even bother with.

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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 twiggamortis420
2.78/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a very clear medium gold color with a large-bubbled white foam that fades pretty fast. A few small specks of lacing hang around, but not much. No freshness date on the bottle that I can find.

Nose is sweet, honey drizzled graham crackers without much of the signature kolsch yeast aromas...in fact, it smells strangely similar to many of the breweries lager brands. Lacks any sort of hop aroma, lets hope it tastes better than it smells.

A little bit, but not too much. Still is missing a nice kolsch yeast flavor that is so nice in classic versions of the style. Sweet, grainy malts are there and bolstered by some toasty and crackery notes. Lacking in the hop department, but there is a mild caress of bitterness at the end. Carbonation level is high, but kind of course...I'd be willing to bet this is force carbonated. It's a mildly refreshing beer that is fairly unoffensive, but it does not really represent the kolsch style very well.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.78/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours out a clear, blonde body with a smallish, receding, white head.

Smell: Sweetish, honey-scented nose with altogether meager notes of vaguely bready malts and alcohol-spritzed fruit.

Taste: Sweet, honeyish maltiness with a hint of soft biscuit innards. Moderately fruity with a trace of candied lemon. Not a bite of spicy-minded hops as it is a halfhearted tickle. Very, very low bitterness felt. Finishes a bit sweet, with a hint of malted wheat, and a slight heftiness weighing on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation. Slight mouth-coating slickness present.

Drinkability: As a Kölsch, it's neither particularly authentic nor particularly good, but it is easily drinkable. So, it's essentially on-par with the rest of their offerings.As

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Photo of dukeandduke
2.81/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

3/27/15 (Bottle) - Golden pour, good carbonation, white medium foam head. Negligible aroma, and not much taste. Very smooth going down, minimal kick. Meh.

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Photo of ER527
2.82/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Mora2000
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a light clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grain and corn, with a little a bit of something off in it. Not a nice smelling beer. The flavor is also not too great. I get some corn and malt, as well as some sugary sweetness. There is a little bit of grape in the flavor, but it is overshadowed by the other grainy flavors. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a beer to seek out.

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Photo of skyman1972
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This is a pretty average beer. Bought in a variety pack at Randolph AFB. Poured a medium dark gold with very little head into a pint glass. Nice flavor with no apparent hops. I little citrus leftover. Overall a drinkable beer once the real good stuff is gone.

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Photo of smcolw
2.85/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Foamy head that retains its shape for a long time. Leaves some thin blanketing lace. Dirty gold color.

Smell--Slightly sweet, lightly hopped, appears to be promising.

Disappointing flavor that has some elements of Belgian yeast. Berry fruit notes that are particularly strong in the swallow. The aftertaste is short lived and somewhat sour, like sour milk. Good body and carbonation. Worthwhile to try.

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Photo of stakem
2.92/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a SA sensory glass, this brew appears a perfectly clear light golden color. The etching on the bottom of the glass makes a tornado of carbonation swirl together and form at the surface supporting the finger of large bubbles that compose the white head. It's kinda neat looking at this with a silly level of enjoyment kind of like the first time you saw a lava lamp in action. Despite the rising bubbles, the head is nothing more than a thin film in a little time...or maybe just a lot more time has passed than I have given credit considering the awe and wonder of the rising bubbles. Sparse yet leggy character to the lacing that appears on the glass.

Fairly sweet aroma to this brew that doesn't really smell of any type of grain. It is however slight fruity suggesting a bit of pear and an artificial smell of candy like gummy bears are noted. I wasn't expecting that. The pear sure I like that, the smell of candy like gummy bears... eek.

The taste of this brew is mildly sweet with a grainy flavor mingled with the flavor of pear. A trace amount of hops are present to counter the sweetness but alas there is an abundant amount of sweetness to this brew that meshes with a slight alcohol character.

It finishes somewhat crisp but with a flavor of alcohol that is more noticeable than expected. Medium to light feel with a modest level of carbonation. This brew isnt really that enjoyable, the sweetness verse hops verse alcohol just doesn't do it for me. I haven't had a bunch of kolsch style offerings but I can tell you this one is average at best. If you want to maximize your enjoyment level with this beer, make sure you have a glass with etching on the bottom of it and fire away!

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Photo of nrbw23
2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Pours a clear gold color with a thin white head. Head becomes a thin layer of bubbles and leaves no lacing.

S- Smell is light honey sweetness, a bit of caramel malts and a touch of lemon. Everything is pretty faint here.

T- Pretty much follows the nose here with a bit of a watered down taste.

M- Light in body and a good amount of carbonation.

D- There's really nothing to this beer. It goes down pretty easy and is rather boring.

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Photo of BamfBacon
3/5  rDev -13.3%

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