Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dundee - Pale Bock Lager

Dundee - Pale Bock Lager
Serving Type: 12 oz. twist-off bottle, poured into a flute glass
Dundee is brewed by the good folks up in Rochester, NY at the Genesee Brewing Company. While Genesee’s namesake beers are fairly obscure, the Dundee brand has gained some national notoriety. The brewery also contract brews a variety of beers for various other companies.
The lager pours a pale orange color with tones of lightly burnt straw. The fluffy and craterous foam head is attractive with solid retention and great lacing. The nose is also impressive with notes of citrus and light spice, like coriander, among the potent noble hops and sweet malts. 
The beer is crisp with plenty of active carbonation. The lightly toasted malt body is clean with delicate honey sweetness and a prominent hop pallate. The finish has some unfortunate artificial tones to it and the beer seems to go watery right at the last second. The beer is solid, overall, but the nose gives an impression that’s better than the beer actually is.
Final Verdict: B

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