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

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266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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JeffWorcester


1/5  rDev -70.4%

09-09-2012 15:57:47 | More by JeffWorcester
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bmcduff2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -70.4%

01-24-2012 08:07:58 | More by bmcduff2
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70.4%

11-26-2012 00:11:13 | More by tmars13
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deonreds

New York

1.25/5  rDev -63%

03-18-2012 05:08:31 | More by deonreds
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Jesse13713

Ohio

1.35/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Still have a few of these left over from fall. Decided to pull one out tonight and review it. This will be my fifth time drinking this beer.

Appearance - A surpisingly vibrant and frothy head presents itself. A vaguely transparent orange and amber color. No lacing capabilities whatsoever. A very 'Oktoberfest' looking beer.

Smell - Slight pumpkin and bitters. They are watered down and vague, however. No real signs of spices or "full-bodied" taste in the nose, as the bottle suggests. Actually quite a pleasant fall leaves smell to it.

Taste - I really tried to like this; after I remembered absolutely hating the first 4 I drank in the fall. I thought maybe my tastes had changed and I would enjoy this more. I was wrong. This tastes like I ate some leaves and then threw up. The taste and mouthfeel are just absolutely terrible. It's about as bad as I remember it from a few months ago. It isn't skunked or soured from age. A slight hint of deep malts that then turns into a leafy pumpkin pulp taste.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - I can barely get this down without gagging. The mouthfeel is just unbearably unpleasant. I think that after drinking five of these, I'm finally going to give up on this brew and chuck the last one into the trashcan. Perhaps I will try a different Dundee brew in the future. But this is just ridiculously gross.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 01:33:51 | More by Jesse13713
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tbergsli

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -55.6%

03-22-2013 02:55:15 | More by tbergsli
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MDF1IBetty


1.5/5  rDev -55.6%

11-24-2012 01:48:06 | More by MDF1IBetty
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

1.83/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is probably the worst Oktoberfest I've ever had. It's a damn shame too. I look very forward to the fall season because I find the beers to be among some of the best at that time of the year. This was just a major upset here. There was an ok looking color to it but very thin on taste and mouthfeel. Where did all the seasonings go?

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2011 23:33:10 | More by Knapp85
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jbierling

Michigan

1.95/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I sampled this beer along with two other similar choices (Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat and Sierra Nevada Tumbler) and it seemed thin and devoid of taste or flavor. I really expected to like it more but was left disappointed. The color and appearance was good, the taste was not.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 05:41:13 | More by jbierling
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GRE680

Michigan

2/5  rDev -40.8%

04-20-2013 22:53:50 | More by GRE680
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Nickv86


2/5  rDev -40.8%

10-05-2012 16:22:05 | More by Nickv86
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BFC84

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

07-08-2012 17:01:24 | More by BFC84
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agentli

New York

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

06-10-2013 22:13:40 | More by agentli
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mikeg67

New Jersey

2.48/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with practically no head, not much lacing. Aroma is fruit and caramel malt. Flavors are caramel malt and some fruit. Medium, crisp body. So, so Octoberfest, if not for high carbonation it would be cloying.
This brew is not on par with better examples of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2010 15:33:31 | More by mikeg67
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DMcPhee33

Massachusetts

2.48/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance- nice ruby/brown color, impressive head that stays on the beer long after the pour
Smell- slightly malty, a bit of toffee
Taste- light malt, smooth with a metallic, almost sour kick at the end...is it the yeast or the whatever low amount of hops used for the style?
Mouthfeel- the metallic/sour aftertaste kills it for me, otherwise it would be very drinkable, though not impressive
Drinkability- pretty much the same as above

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2008 22:31:32 | More by DMcPhee33
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -26%

12-09-2012 17:16:43 | More by Damian74Shensky
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crossovert

Illinois

2.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

12 oz brown bottle.

It pours a deep reddish/orange amber. The head is fluffy and white.

The smell is sweet, with some caramel, there is also some mineral water.

This beer is sweet, but bitter, not bitter in a good way. Very basic. Not very good. The mouthfeel is exceptionally watery for the style.

A crappy O-fest.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 00:18:47 | More by crossovert
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buschbeer

Ohio

2.65/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I poured into a pint glass to an inch of off white head. It is a deep ruddy amber. It is darker than other beers I've had in this stle. It smells malty sweet. It is sweet tasting as well. It also has a bit of a burnt finish. It's ok, but there are a lot of others that I prefer in this style.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 19:10:39 | More by buschbeer
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JJFordick

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

10-03-2012 22:01:30 | More by JJFordick
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

11-19-2011 05:07:07 | More by jmdrpi
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khargro2

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

01-29-2012 06:26:53 | More by khargro2
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rudy0908

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

09-08-2012 22:12:45 | More by rudy0908
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RockinRob925

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

09-03-2013 00:37:30 | More by RockinRob925
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NeoZaZ

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

01-28-2013 02:26:13 | More by NeoZaZ
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.78/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into Rare Vos Glass

Pours ½ finger of creamy white head. Fades to a ring around the edge of the glass. Leaves some splattered lace. Color is a copper hued orange.

Aroma: I don't really get anything here but a smell that seems to be malts covered in dust and some spices.

Taste: A huge malty beer. A lower level of an octo-fest for me. Some spices notes with some grain. Not a big fan of this.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, over carbonated and light to medium bodied. Ends with a rancid mothball flavored aftertaste.

Overall, this beer is not my type of octoberfest. Dundee doesn't seem to be able to make a beer to the style. It is malty, but nothing seems to match up here.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 02:14:17 | More by mothman
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Dundee Oktoberfest from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.