RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
For thousands of years, fall has been a time of plenty ~ plenty of food and plenty of good brew, carefully crafted in anticipation of one heck of a party. If summer is exercise, bikini diets, and baking in the sun; fall is recliner Sundays, cheese in a can, and basking in the glow of a robust, flavorful brew like Dundee Oktoberfest. So in the fall, be full-bodied. After all, as much as we love bikinis, there is a lot to be said for cheerleader sweaters. 15°

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2106) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Cinnamon malt aroma. Clear orange color with some white foam. Sweet malt building to the finish. Ending with a slight caramel flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Clear amber body with a decent off-white head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is very light, but I can note some sweetness in there...almost like an artificial caramel. Palate is thin, especially for a marzen. Malty sweetness is the story with the flavor. Missing is the subtleness of caramel. It’s replaced with more of a candy sweetness. Finishes fairly clean. Not a bad beer, but not an exciting marzen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5340) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Deep copper body that approaches brown. The head on top was khaki colored. The aroma was toffee with some wool blankets. There was also some wood. The taste was fairly dry with some toffee and iced tea. There was a little bit of carrot in the finish. This was a strangely flavored brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 Red-amber with good, foamy beige head / Sweet, toasty, corn syrup nose / Light to medium body, extremely sweet, with syrupy malts and minimal hopping or finish / Flavors of spun sugar and artificial caramel / Poor..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2008
typical sweet dundee with quite a bit of unexpected flavor, stacks up well against the competition, factor the price, you have a winner

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Semi bitter beginning. Nice roasted malty body. Chalky prolonging aftertaste. Sub-par oktoberfest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (5637) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Has a hard tack candy like aroma and the smell is a little volatile as well. Many of the Dundees have the same background aroma. Slightly darker than pale yellow, but clear. Yes, mostly mild and yet offensive at times. Flavors are almost like a heller. Some malt alky bitterness is apparent. Little carbonation but some is presant during the slugging. You can tell this is a Dunddes product. How about that reference in the description about trading bikinis for cheerleader sweaters? Goes down rather easy but could have a few more manners. Comes on like its more than 5.5%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2008
12 oz. A fair Marz. Could be a little more balanced. Malt is pretty solid. Would drink again if possible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RSRIZZO (1977) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Aroma is a sour malt scent. Color is a bright brown with good carbonation and a thin tight head. Taste is spicy and malty. Starting with a lighter medium body it goes down with a crisp feel. Finish is malty with caramel and honey flavors and a spiciness on the end. The spiciness lingers into the after taste with a mellow bitterness. This is a good brew it has the feel of a real German Märzen like Ayinger or Paulaner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: The body has a dark amber color and good clarity. The head is off white in color and foamy but fades out quickly leaving just a ring of foam on top. Smell: The aroma has a heavy malty character with caramel and light roasted/toasted notes. Hop aroma is very mild. Taste/Mouth feel: It has a big malty flavor that is sweet and bready with a nutty character. Hop flavor is modest and brings leafy/herbal notes and mild bitterness for some balance. Also a little metallic taste creeps into the mix. The finish is fairly quick and balanced but still a bit on the sweet side. Its carbonation is soft and the texture is smooth with a medium body. Notes: Overall it’s a good offering for good price.

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