Sunday, September 7, 2008

Beer Review: Dundee Wheat Beer

High Falls Brewing Company Dundee Wheat Beer (American Style Hefeweizen)

Another Dundee variety pack offering. I was very interested to experience the Dundee take on a hefeweizen. The idea of a quality wheat beer at a low price is very appealing. This weizen pours a cloudy gold color with a robust head and moderate lacing. Aroma is very malty but not much else. If cloudiness was enough to make a great wheat beer this would be great. Unfortunately, the appearance isn't enough to get this beer high acclaim.

The flavor is okay. The flavor has a bit of wheat character but really nothing that stands out. I would call this a truly bland beer. Some faint malt and hops but nothing really exciting or interesting. I usually feel that Dundee beers are dead on for the style but this is a very below average wheat beer. I don't even taste any banana or clove flavors. Its like they took everything I liked about hefeweizen out and only left the cloudiness.

This isn't a terrible beer, but it is the most boring hefeweizen I have ever had. If this had some banana flavors I would enjoy this significantly more, but without them its just very dull and mediocre. If you dislike the banana and clove flavors of a traditional wheat beer this might be one to try. Otherwise, there are much better examples. Just about any wheat beer is better.

Final Score: 57% (Boring and Bland)

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