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

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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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5/5  rDev +47.9%

12-16-2011 00:39:50 | More by Darrylwd
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5/5  rDev +47.9%

11-21-2011 00:06:57 | More by brewyou2
Photo of wac9


4.8/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

i love this beer cant wait for this comes out , everything about this beer means fall , one taste and i fell like im in the woods walking on leaves crunching them with every step , the beer is cool and crisp and makes me feel good all a perfect beer in a glasss so enjoy a beer this beer i know i do

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 01:15:48 | More by wac9
Photo of ZenAgnostic


4.53/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tapped into my personal Trois Pistoles snifter at The Lemon Grove in Youngstown, OH.

Appearance - Dark brown body. Small white lace with great stick.

Smell - Coffee. Light matls.

Taste - Clean body with astringent finish. Honey in the finish masks and compliments the astringency well. slightly metallic but not an off flavor for some reason. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied. Lots of effervescence.

Overall Drinkability - Best I've had in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2011 17:28:11 | More by ZenAgnostic
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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

09-05-2013 14:58:09 | More by amhatfield3
Photo of Amalak

New York

4.4/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Very deep red-brown color. It's opaque. There a good tan foamy head that leaves a good amount of lace.

S. Alcohol scent. Very thick maltiness.

T. High octane brew. The alcohol is present. Taste kind of like a pumpkin-saison.

M. Definition of full-bodied.

O. I'd have to have a taste test, but right there as the best Oktoberfest I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 01:14:16 | More by Amalak
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

02-12-2013 21:24:48 | More by niddynesto
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

11-25-2013 14:26:07 | More by deviousdannyg
Photo of Brad007


4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden-copper color with a thin head. Not much to see visually but it's good.

Aroma is mildly sweet/smoky with a bit of bready feel to it. Seems par the course for a marzen.

Taste is smooth, lightly sweet and smoky with just a tiny bit of hop bitterness at the back of the throat. Nothing offensive here.

Mouthfeel feel falls just a wee bit flat. A bit thin here but still enough to be flavorful.

Not bad. I think it's a good example of a marzen and likely cheaper than my current favorite marzen, Sam Adams Octoberfest. I think you should try a bottle of Dundee Octoberfest and decide for yourself.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2008 21:37:32 | More by Brad007
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

08-28-2012 00:26:15 | More by soupieman
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

03-26-2013 22:53:10 | More by LJDWHZ
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

07-11-2012 15:47:26 | More by amishbooze
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4.2/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer has a very nice amber color, and was only docked points because of the near complete lack of head/retention. That being said the beer tasted very malty and wasn't lacking in carbonation; it has an almost sour taste along with the crystal malt flavor. It is very typical for the style, but is well done, and as such for the price is as good of a marzen as you could find. Very drinkable, and nice mouthfeel, certainly is smooth enough. Solid example of the octoberfest style.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 04:55:09 | More by jt31914
Photo of ShaneBertou

New York

4.15/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Poured a beautiful brown with a decent head. Nice clarity.

Smell - Light malts with a hint of spice, nutmeg(?)

Taste - Clean and crisp. Some spice present, possibly some subtle caramel as well. No hops noticed.

Mouthfeel - Slightly filmy.

Drinkability - Very smooth. Another please!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2009 20:09:50 | More by ShaneBertou
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New York

4.15/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really liked this beer....

It's dark orange. Clear and glassy. Two thick fingers of head. Lots of big carbonation.

Initial musty burst in the aroma. After re-agitating, earthy but sweet molasses malts. Very heavy and sweet butterscotch in the nose.

The taste is sweet and sugary malts. Caramel and molasses. The yeast brings some very heavy butterscotch notes. The malts get somewhat bitter and sit on the tongue. Very good.

Feels dry but also milky. Full-bodied, like the label says. It's a big, milky autumnal beer. Terrific.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2008 03:41:38 | More by williamherbert
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New York

4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark amber color with a 1/2" offwhite head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a wonderful malty scent that boasts of pale, Munich, and crystal malts. It's quite good actually. The taste is good also. It has a very smooth, malty flavor that goes down easy and finishes with some breadlike character. It has a nice crystal malt sweetness as well. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very good Oktoberfest. Most of the ones I've tried lately have been lighter in color and not as complex. This is a very good Marzen.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 02:09:19 | More by WesWes
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New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out into a pint glass. Dark mahogany in color, with a thick head about two fingers tall. Leaves behind some good lacing.

The smell of this beer is of nuts and toffee mostly. Definitely can pick up on the malts in the nose as well.

Tastes malty and sweet. spot on in flavor for an Oktoberfest in my opinion.

Its a little on the light side in terms of body. It seems a little flat, although it still has enough carbonation to bring the beer to life.

Overall not a half bad beer, I enjoyed it quite well.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 22:34:06 | More by Tundruth
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4.08/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Spaten Oktoberfest.

A: Clear dark amber with three-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a while. Phenomenal lacing.

S: Very sweet caramel malt notes. Really good.

T: Moderate sweetness and hop bitterness. Malty and caramel-like. Pretty good, but lacking in depth.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Really smooth, crisp, and refreshing. High drinkability.

O: This beer looks amazing and smells so good. The feel is really great too. Too bad the taste is a bit lacking. Other than that, pretty solid Oktoberfest. I preferred this over the Spaten.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 01:39:01 | More by SolipsismalCat
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4.03/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this out of an 8-pack of different Oktoberfests.

The apperance is ok, a little light in color for an Oktoberfest. A great two finger head with great retention.

The smell was ok, a malty caramel smell that wasn't very present.

The taste was the best part. Nice and mellow and sweet. Very good malty aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was ok, a little too carbonated for my tastes and a little thin.

Because of the carbonation i would probably only be able to drink a couple of these in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2008 02:26:02 | More by pphunkdelux
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4.03/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I cannot believe what I am about to state..this is the best Oktoberfest beer I have had this fall, without a doubt. Now, I will not buy Ayinger any longer, because it is waaaay overpriced, so that being said. Pours a more reddish colour than amber, nice looking beer..No tracing down the glass, but a head that is not soapy. Great, spicey scents on the nose. Twinge of hops as well. Goes down crisply and smoothly, nothing offensive. Good nutty, caramel flavors shine through and no lingering aftertaste. Beer can be drank constantly and the price is great, too. Now, Genessee, you tweak any of this recipe and you will lose a customer. I am going to purchase ANOTHER case this fall!

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2009 21:43:26 | More by bigdeuce
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

10-24-2012 06:24:44 | More by psykad
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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!

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2011 20:55:47 | More by secondtooth
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +18.3%

11-17-2011 21:02:35 | More by tclapper
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

10-12-2012 19:59:12 | More by williamv0123
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4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice 1 finger head with good retention and a nice amber color.

Smell is of caramel and biscuity malts. This smells like a lightly hopped amber ale.

Sweet caramel and biscuity malts come through. This is not an oktoberfest, this is an amber ale. Not a bad amber ale either. I like my ambers hopy, but this one is good.

The mouthfeel is full, yet crisp. I like biscuity malts to cling well to the palate, and this one doesn't disappoint.

This is a solid example of the unexciting side of the american amber style. I wouldn't mind having a few of these.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2008 04:16:27 | More by jasonjlewis
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Dundee Oktoberfest from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.