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Dundee Oktoberfest - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-28-2008)
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Ratings: 283 | Reviews: 138 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by brewyou2:
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5/5  rDev +47.9%

brewyou2, Nov 21, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of generallee
3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The body has a dark amber color and good clarity. The head is off white in color and foamy but fades out quickly leaving just a ring of foam on top.

Smell: The aroma has a heavy malty character with caramel and light roasted/toasted notes. Hop aroma is very mild.

Taste/Mouth feel: It has a big malty flavor that is sweet and bready with a nutty character. Hop flavor is modest and brings leafy/herbal notes and mild bitterness for some balance. Also a little metallic taste creeps into the mix. The finish is fairly quick and balanced but still a bit on the sweet side. Its carbonation is soft and the texture is smooth with a medium body.

Notes: Overall it's a good offering for good price.

generallee, Sep 27, 2008
Photo of Doomcifer
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Doomcifer, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Golden32
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Golden32, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of MOShepp
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very clear medium amber with a small head that reduces quickly and some lacing.

Aromas of citrus and caramel.

Tastes of apricot, bread dough, caramel and citrus with some hops noticed. Pretty smooth and well balanced.

Not a bad beer, easy to drink.

MOShepp, Jan 01, 2009
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appears a clear caramel amber orange hue in the body with a large off white head forms thick with ample lacing cling evenly across my dimpled mug. Aromatics are clean with toasted malt sweet caramel noted and mild herbal hops blended with mineral water. Flavor has again a very clean and subtle moderate sweetness with a touch of toasted nuts and caramel malts weight in but no heavy it's more like Oktoberfest light but in a good way. Definitely a well crafted brew from High Falls, excellent drinkability light to medium bodied even sturdy carbonation, nothing here is too heavy just maybe at times a bit too muted if I want something really flavorful. If I'm grabbing a sixer though, this is a contender for sure especially in the fall around Thanksgiving football time of year.

WVbeergeek, Nov 14, 2008
Photo of Darrylwd
5/5  rDev +47.9%

Darrylwd, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of richkrull
3/5  rDev -11.2%

richkrull, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of BFC84
2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

BFC84, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

LXIXME, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of psykad
4/5  rDev +18.3%

psykad, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Brenden
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dundee's take on the style is a bit darker than some, surpassing copper to be more of a bronze. The head, a tight, tan cap, gets to one finger tall but ends up half that, which then sticks around and leaves some spotty lacing around the glass as it falls.
I get a malty sweetness with caramel and a light biscuit along with slightly herbacious hops, but it takes effort to force it out of the aroma; the flavor is a bit stronger. It is very well balanced, for what it's worth. This stands about in the middle of the pack, and could use more strength but has a generally good profile.
The feel is light and leans more toward crispness than smoothness with a bit more than moderate carbonation.

Brenden, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of GRE680
2/5  rDev -40.8%

GRE680, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of BamfBacon
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

BamfBacon, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of pmcadamis
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Crystal clear tangerine hued brew with a creamy two finger head. Big sheets of foamy lace slide down the glass, leaving big washes of foamy arcs on the glass. This is a looker for sure.

S - This tragically underpowered nose is aromatically challenged. I really almost can't smell anything! Light wafts of caramel malts and mineral notes come to me after labored snorting at the rim of the glass. I honestly can't think of a more nasally handicapped beer.

T - MUCH better than the nose...at least I can taste this beer even if I can't smell it. Sweet caramel malt, carrot cake with that brown sugar icing.

M - Medium bodied,...but almost pushing the thick side of the envelope. This is dextriny, smooth, skillfully carbonated, and mildly hoppy at the relatively neutral finish.

D - Good stuff. I just wish it had some sort of scent. I'm a big fan of sniffing...I often nose a beer for five minutes before I even drink the damn thing, and this one ruins that part of the beer-xperience for me. All around, this is a good beer despite it's one major flaw. This is one I wouldn't mind sessioning on a cold late autumn day...I'm thinking huddled around a bonfire with friends sort of sessioning here.

pmcadamis, Sep 30, 2008
Photo of secondtooth
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was always a fan of Dundee's Honey Brown beer, and this is from their inexpensive "craft" line.

Attractive and clean pumpkin-amber in color, with solid lacing.

Sweet scent.

Tastes caramel-biscuity, with an undercurrent of spice.

Very well-done and enjoyable, and definitely a good bargain for a craft-style beer!

secondtooth, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of Damian74Shensky
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Clark's Ale House for $3.50 a pint. Appeared a clear orange with a short white head. Like the other Dundee beers, this is a simple but tasty drink. There's a dry but sweet caramel taste that dominates with light candied bread undertones. Clean and drinkable, I'm sure it's a fine beer to drink a stein of.

tempest, Nov 26, 2009
Photo of bconsidine
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

bconsidine, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of StevenH
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

StevenH, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours caramel with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Caramel, slight pear notes

T: Fruity, nice caramel notes up front, dryness & faint leafy hops, along with some grainyness. Beady malt & fruittyness dominate as this warms along some leafy hops & more dryness. Finishes with a delight breadyness. pears & dryness

MF: Medium bodied, slightly sharp carbonation, smooths out fairly quickly. Good balance

Drank easy enough, I would pick a sixer of this up before I would most of the O'fests I've had this fall to include Sam Adams & Left Hand. Not a bad effort at all!

russpowell, Oct 01, 2010
Photo of Kegatron
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper with a ton of release that yields a big 2+ fingers of creamy eggshell colored head. That peters down pretty quickly, into a thin fizzy retention that leaves some decent spotty lacing behind. The aroma is deep, fruity, floral notes sticky malt sweetness. Not super assertive but it's there.

The taste is mostly overly sweet with caramel malts that possess a bit of a toasty feel. There's some floral tasting hop bitterness in there for a bit of balance. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side with a creamy feel and fairly easygoing nature.

Simple take on the style here that could have maybe have done with a little less sweetness and packed a touch more body. Decent stuff though that went down easily.

Kegatron, Oct 09, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

ImperatorScab, Oct 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 29, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +7.7%

poohbearzeccola, Aug 20, 2014
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Dundee Oktoberfest from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.