blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a beige head. Toasty malt aroma with caramel, as well as herbal and earthy notes. The flavor is mostly caramel with a hint of hops. Not bad.
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I’m not a huge fan of this beer. Over the top caramel flavor, perhaps Diacetyl. No hop profile, which is appropriate for style, sort of.
jimig (23) - , Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Easy pour that is beautiful dark amber with a thin head a no lacing. Lovely malt and smooth across the tongue. Very nice, another tasty brew from the Dundee label!
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Body is a dark amber (almost brown with a small, tan head and aromas of caramel/toffee (very candy-like) and a bit of pie spices. Flavor is caramel and spice... but spice is like pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.) If I didn’t know better, I would say this is a pumpkin beer without the pumpkin... Pretty good, but a little weird for the style. Comes off as a bit watery/thin on every other sip.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in McKinney, TX. Pours a clear deep amber with orange hues, minimal off-white head. Aroma of caramel and spice. Flavor is semi-sweet malty, caramel, spice, subtle alcohol spice, slight bitter. Mouthfeel is light-medium body with high carbonation. Overall, pretty average, nothing stands out. Still tasty though....
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I find this to be pretty tasty. It could use a little more of everything, but not much. It pours a beautiful burnt orange, with a nice head that dissipates all too quickly. I’d like it a bit richer, but not bad.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle- smooth and enjoyable- not the best beer I have ever had, but I continue to be surprised by the quality of the dundee product. C
McGarnigle (521) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, no date. Clear copper beer that looks nice next to the orange label. Over-fizzed and too thin. Slightly sweet, slightly musty. Not a bad taste, but not rich enough, and some twang at the end.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - SEP 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle). Sweet caramel aroma. Amber color, no head. Flavor is mild, slightly sweet, with caramel and some malt. A bit of metallic intrusion. Pleasant mild finish. Not bad.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 12 oz. twist-off bottle, no freshness date, short blurb on the back label that offers no real info, on the neck label, along the left side of the UPC bar code is the ABV (Ale 5.5% ALC./VOL.). Underneath the cap is the number (3). Sampled in a seidel mug.
L: Clear shiny copper color with a head of spongy off-white, pale beige foam that settles into a fine sudsy skim. A light amount of spotty lace clings to sides of the glass before turning into a smattering of lace dots. There is a continuous stream of micro bubbles flowing from the bottom of the mug up to the sudsy roof. Not a bad looking start, good enough for the style.
S: At first, fruity aromas of white grapes and lemons, followed by mild sweet malts scents of bread and caramel. At the edges is bare traces of floral herbs. Kinda of a weak nose of a Oktoberfest.
F: Light bodied that is made softly firm from the carbonation. Finishes on a briskly crisp note. The mouthfeel is nothing to write home about, pretty average for a lower trier Oktoberfest.
T: The taste is less than impressive, none of the rich, slightly crystallized sugary, toasted malt flavors that I like in a good Oktoberfest. Watery bread, touches of caramel, with a wet, soggy graininess at the end. A hint of moldy must as well. Mid palate are colorless fruity flavors of apples and lemon tea. The watery soaked finish is, thankfully, quick and abrupt. In the aftertaste is the cleansing dryness of old used up hops. This also leaves behind an quite unpleasant metallic twang in the palate.
D: The flavor profile is incredibly thin of the style, which reduces the drinkability for me. Dundee’s Oktoberfest is cheap enough, I paid $4.59 for my six, but the bland and boring taste means I will be passing this by in the future.