445 Saint Paul St.
Rochester, New York, 14605
(585) 546-1030(585) 546-1030
Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Dundee Summer Wheat Beer was sent to me by the folks at Genesee Brewing Co.. (There is a dating code on the neck of the bottle 1090 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: The traditional cloudy, murky bright golden brew is very effervescent and builds a fine head of tightly knit white bubbles. The Belgian lace is also impressive.
Aroma: First impressions are of raisins and sugar. The second impression brought out more of the same nuances. The third nose dive revealed a floral hop flower aroma that hid shyly behind the sugar aroma.
Flavor: After that first refreshing sensation, there is a sharp tang that grows from behind a sweet sugar moment. The second sip finds more of the metallic tang in the forefront. The third swallow begins to build some grain impressions that soften the sharp earlier impressions.
Mouth feel: There is some body to this brew, but it is not over built.
Finish: The grain flavors keep the more metallic flavors in check as they mosey down the road into the sunset.
Comments: You may check earlier posts regarding American Wheat beer style parameters. This is a rather refreshing brew that I wish I had tasted when it was a bit more chilled. They call it a beer so I should have left it on the cooler side before tasting it.
When savored in a chilled condition I would find this a great brew to enjoy with an all beef grilled frankfurter on a top slit bun with only a trace of honey mustard.
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