Genesee Brewing Co./ High Falls Brewing Co.
445 Saint Paul St.
Rochester, New York, 14605
United States
(585) 546-1030(585) 546-1030 

Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Dundee Pale Bock 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 0550 R 15:43 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 golden honey colored brew is carbonated with fine bubbles that form a respectable rather rocky light tan head of medium to large bubbles.

Aroma: The first sensation is lightly roasted grains and an almost maple syrup aroma. The second nose dive revealed a slight butterscotch accent and the third aromatic adventure left the impression of a distant whiff of lemon.

Flavor: After that first refreshing sensation, a sweet flavor ushers in a fairly aggressive hop tang. The second impression adds more to the malt flavors (sweet) but ends with the more dry sensation of the hop tang. The third swallow brought the sweet grain flavors back with that maple syrup accent as counterpoint.

Mouth feel: There is a lush feel to this brew.

Finish: The curtain call leaves the spotlight on the grain while the tang of the hops holds the bouquet.

Comments: I assumed that a “bock lager” would be a caramel colored highly hopped brew. This is more of a Dortmund style brew, and there is not a thing wrong with that as there is a ram on the label.

The rich flavor and body to this one would be my suggestion as a beverage of choice to go with the six-count shrimp you are going to grill over the charcoal this week-end.

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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