Dundee Oktoberfest - Genesee Brewing Co., Rochester
Dundee's Oktoberfest has a lot going for it. Just like books and their covers, you shouldn't judge a beer by it's label but sometimes it's hard not to get attached to a great label. This beer, case in point, has a great label and you can't help but think, "I wanna drink this!" You see, this Dundee's label shows a scarecrow who's being picked apart by a crow while eying the frothy beer mug in his left hand. It's a little kitschy but it's fun and fits into the whole Oktoberfest theme. Speaking of which, this is an Oktoberfest Märzen style beer. Märzens are those copper colored lagers that taste like liquid whole grain bread and make you wanna jump in a pile of dry leaves. Dundee's Oktoberfest is a solid Märzen. This beer is copper in color, creamy in texture and roasted in flavor. What more could you ask for?
Well, a little less roasting would be a good start... This beer is good but it comes off as a little too bitter. It's still very drinkable but the other flavors would come through quite a bit more if there weren't as much bitterness. I'd also like a little more caramel maltiness in this beer but it isn't a show stopper. Either way, this is one Oktoberfest I'd gladly drink again.