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

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-28-2008

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Photo of Darrylwd
5/5  rDev +47.9%

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5/5  rDev +47.9%

Photo of tasteless
5/5  rDev +47.9%
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 wac9
4.76/5  rDev +40.8%
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

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.51/5  rDev +33.4%
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.

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Photo of shampoo
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of amhatfield3
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of Amalak
4.38/5  rDev +29.6%
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.

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Photo of LutherBrau
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of punk_physicist
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Decent small town US take on the Oktoberfest/Märzen style beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of soupieman
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of LJDWHZ
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of amishbooze
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Brad007
4.22/5  rDev +24.9%
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.

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Photo of jt31914
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.

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Photo of ShaneBertou
4.17/5  rDev +23.4%
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!

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Photo of williamherbert
4.17/5  rDev +23.4%
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.

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.13/5  rDev +22.2%
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.

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Photo of Decker
4.13/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WesWes
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.

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

Photo of bigdeuce
4.04/5  rDev +19.5%
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!

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Photo of Tundruth
4.03/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

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