445 Saint Paul St.
Rochester, New York, 14605
(585) 546-1030(585) 546-1030
Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Dundee India Pale Ale 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. – Link To A Virtual Tasting – (There is a dating code on the neck of the bottle 0540 R 09:13 4E.)
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 crystal clear amber brew is carbonated with tiny bubbles that form a rich head of sandy small and medium bubbles. The Belgian Lace is noticeable as the head slowly falls.
Aroma: The first impression is of sweet roasted grain with a hint of apple. The second visit revealed a honey accent and the third nose dive served only to get the olfactory sense calibrated.
Flavor: After the refreshing chill there is a slightly sweet sensation that ebbs while a slowly surging tang grows but doesn’t crest. The second sip features the hop tang that edges toward a metallic touch. The third swallow got my nasal passages acquainted with the hop oils used and quite charmed they were.
Mouth feel: There is a full feel to this one.
Finish: The tang of the hops lingers but is also joined by a burnt sugar flavor friend.
Comments: The neck label notes “Be bitter”… I couldn’t agree more, the operative word being “more.” A touch more hops would have made this a remarkable example of an American India Pale Ale.
As I sipped this brew I would have very much liked to have had a medium rare, thin sliced roast beef rye bread sandwich dressed with salt, pepper butter, lettuce and sliced tomato.
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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