Dundee Oktoberfest | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
New York, United States
geneseebeer.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-28-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
314
Reviews:
148
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
17.1%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
29
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Photo of jzlyo
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is malts, earthy and caramel. The flavor is earthy/grainy, caramel, mildly off sweetness and a mix of malts and slight fruit in the finish. Slightly off sweetness knocked it down a notch.

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Photo of MSCUSN
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rock_Glenn
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I drank all of the Dundee beers when they came out. This is the only one I took notes on. My favorite Oktoberfest, this really was an outlier among Genesee beers. Malty, not too spiced with crap, and slightly hopped if at all. Downright delicious. The look and body are that of a macro brew, but a good one.

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Photo of tasteless
5/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is simply the best Octoberfest beer I've ever had ! I sampled every Octoberfest I could get my hands on and this one stands out from the rest. I just wish it was more widely distributed. I have to drive to PA from Cleveland OH. since my local distributor doesn't carry it anymore. I'm enjoying more Victory and Sam since I can't get the Dundee. C'mon Genny, get that beer to me !
I don't rate beer on look, smell or feel. Taste is all that matters !

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Photo of Jeroberts2012
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OKCNittany
3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bakkerman1
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.39/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

On tap at The Genesee Brewhouse in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a light brown, clear, with a small head, and no lacing.

Smells like not much, really, there's maybe some caramel and weirdly sweet malt, but the aroma is not exactly leaping out of the glass here.

The taste is honestly gross. The malt character is sweet, in a shitty candy sort of way, with a very low hop presence, and a kinda dark fruit mixed with green apple or pear sort of thing. The flavor here is just too weird for an Oktoberfest.

This is light bodied, not very drinkable at all, with a moderate level of carbonation.

A pretty unsatisfactory beer in just about every way. Woo!

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Photo of Caskaway
4.08/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ER527
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of utopiajane
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Smells malty and at first no hops no caramel. Color is good. Drinks with a breaddy malt and a good hit of sweetness. Bubbles finish it. Light hops come through at just the right moment for balance. Doesn't linger long. Clean finish with a clean hops butter. As it warms caramel starts to bleed through into the nose and the flavor. malt seems thin and I wonder if they used decoction method or not? Finishes with thin caramel and residual sweetness.

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Photo of justinp444
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass this beer is a clear slightly dark amber orange with a two inch thick foamy white head. Smell of fresh citrus and floral hops with a bit of earth, caramel-y malts, a bit of alcohol, and brown sugar. Taste is smooth drinkable with a molasses/brown sugar sweet malt flavor. Floral hops and a tiny bit of citrus with some metallic flavors. It's a little light bodied and watery but it makes it up with a nice mouth feel. If it wasn't as oddly sweet metallic then I'd really enjoy it more.

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Decker
4.13/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, bottled on 7/16/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavor with minimal yeast ester notes present in taste and aromas. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Oktoberfest style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of misternebbie
3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcsbeer
3.07/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of squack
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of nicholas2121
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dundee Oktoberfest -brewed by Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. This brew has an ABV of 5.50% When Dundee Oktoberfest pours out, it is a nice light brown color ,with a nice white head. The smell is rich sweetness and spices. You also pick up on some grains and malts in the smell. There is a lot going on in the taste of this brew. You pick up on the spices and malts. Dundee Oktoberfest has a smooth taste, there is nothing overpowering in this brew. I though there would be more to this brew but it is ok. I was hoping for more flavor in this brew. More spices and flavors. For what it worth this is mild Oktoberfest, but it is good tasting. The mouthfeel is nice and clean, with no bad aftertaste. The mouthfeel is is and clean and refreshing. This is a good drinking brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. I would get this brew again.

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Photo of Kimbo1318
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of Jobin_24
3/5  rDev -13%

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Dundee Oktoberfest from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
3.45 out of 5 based on 314 ratings.
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