445 Saint Paul St.
Rochester, New York, 14605
(585) 546-1030(585) 546-1030
Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Dundee Irish Red Lager was sent to me by the folks at Genesee Brewing Co., not only for inclusion in these tasting notes, but as part of a “virtual “beer tasting… more on that later. (There is a dating code on the neck of the bottle 0430 R 11:34 4W.)
The following notes are made after a mouth wash with room temperature sparkling water. These notes have not been influenced by reading promotional material or any other review of this brew.
I am including this preface to inform the reader of any and all circumstances that might be conceived of as creating a biased review or a conflict of interest regarding the choice of words used in the following review. I could go on and on with semi-legal jargon but I guess you will just have to trust me eh?
The following are my tasting notes:
Appearance: A deep golden bronze colored brew is carbonated by some hefty sized bubbles that nevertheless manage to build a fine sandy, almost orange, rocky head that shows a fine set of Belgian lace.
Aroma: Initial impression is a deep roasted malt aroma. This is followed by a whiff of more levels of roasted grains and a burnt sugar accent. The third nose-dive reinforced the caramel candy aromas.
Flavor: After the first refreshing sensation there was a rush by the sweet promise of the aromas and a sharp hop tang. Both graciously yielded to a non-aggressive stance. The second sip brought out some citric accents of grapefruit just for a brief moment. The third swallow brought out the floral accents that the sweet flavors had been hiding. The late entrance is rather dramatic and very welcome.
Mouth feel: A fine body to this one.
Finish: In the end the flavors are well enough balanced that the coda is more of a request for an encore.
Comments: Should this be served as beverage of choice with a sliced rare leg of lamb with roasted small red skinned potatoes and crisp sautéed thin green beans.
Now about that “virtual tasting”…
https://www.beerbasics.com/Brewpubs Plus/cybertasting 001.htm
The Brewery: http://www.geneseebeer.com/Welcome.aspx
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