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

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Dundee Summer Wheat BeerDundee Summer Wheat Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerFMAndy on 06-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,677
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
66
pDev:
19.38%
Bros Score:
2.86
 
 
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2.86/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3.15/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3.17/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Dundee Summer Wheat Beer from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 66 ratings