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Genesee Ice Beer - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
61
poor

154 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 2.48
pDev: 26.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2002

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Ratings: 154 | Reviews: 98
Photo of -Hoptimus_Prime-
1.88/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Honestly, this is a beer for the dollar-deficient working-class man who simply needs to forget the day of back-breaking work he just endured. This beer doesn't have many pleasant characteristics, other than the fact that it's cheap. A 30-rack is about $20, depending on where you are, and if you're willing to overlook what it lacks in quality, you will be satisfied with how drunk you get. Then, when you wake up in the morning, the satisfaction will quickly dissipate and in its place: agony.

Photo of jminch
1.45/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

.99 cent 24 oz. can. pretty rough. been a while since i've had this poor of quality of beer. first sip was hard, gets a little easier to handle the more you consume. ice beers were never my thing, but me thinks this one is not so good.

Photo of chubenzino
2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Mister_Faucher
2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of BeenTired
2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Iamjeff6
2/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of zeff80
2.19/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
1/5  rDev -59.7%

Yuck. This is the worst beer I've had yet. Maybe I got a particularly bad can but this would have been my first drainpour if I wasn't broke at the time and hate to waste beer. But it was so metallic and astringent, not worth choking down at all.

Photo of 57md
2.82/5  rDev +13.7%

Invited to dinner with friends and all they had in the fridge was Genny Ice. I’m game…

Dark straw color. Sure the residual corn sugars are present but this is not a terrible beer. To start, it is much more substantial in body than most AALs. The flavor profile is not bad.

Finally, the abv has been kicked up a notch but there is not real harsh or nasty alcohol burn like some AALs have when they reach higher abv levels.

Bonus: It's union made.

Photo of misternebbie
1.75/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Pintwacky
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Darwinbms
2/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of wrightst
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of nicholas2121
3.89/5  rDev +56.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Genesee Ice Beer brewed by Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. This brew has an ABV of 5.5. The brew pours out a dark amber color with a small white head. Genesee Ice is darker than most Ice brews on the market. The smell is strong with grains and corn. Genesee Ice is a lot smoother than the original Genesee Beer. There is just something more to it to make it smoother. This brew goes real smooth with no harsh aftertaste. For an ice Beer this real good no hard alcohol taste or after taste for that matter. You can taste the grains and corn but nothing bad. Mouthfeel is nice clean . Overall I'm giving Genesee Ice a 4.75 out of 5 This is one Ice Beer that I can enjoy. For the price this is a good go to brew. Genesee Ice is a brew that I would buy again.

Photo of Graham_D_Dillon
1.12/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I really like Genesee Brewing Co. but this beer really doesn't cut it for me. I was hoping to find another great beer from Genesee but I wont be buying this again because of the taste. It's a mild flavor but what is there isn't very appealing. It's not horrible but it's not good.

Edit: I gave it another try and I'm making the rating go down. Smells and tastes like alcohol, beer, chemicals, and it burns my throat.

Photo of brewlover517
2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of spazx
1/5  rDev -59.7%

Photo of Loco_Joe
2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of VTBrewHound
1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of Spikester
3.77/5  rDev +52%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clean gold with three fingers of white head. Retention is average for the style and good amount of clumpy lace.
Smell is lightly corny with a good amount of grains and a minor amount of grassy hops.
Taste is similar with no bad flavors just not much going on either. Bolder flavors than most macro lagers. Lightly sweet.
Mouthfeel is medium and lightly wet finish. Carbonation is just enough,
Overall one of the best from this brewery prefer it to their regular beer.

Photo of Retroman40
2.27/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

When you pay .99 for a 24 ounce can you really can't expect too much. This stuff isn't even worthy of a full A-S-T-M-O review but here we go...

A - Pours out a big head that is gone instantly. It looks "dead" in the glass but I doubt much of this is drank from a glass.

S/T - The smell and taste are adjunct city - heavy corn/grainy flavor and smell with even a hint of wine-like flavors.

M- Very thin mouth feel.

O - Overall this is not a particularly good entry in the "Ice" category and there are far better choices in this 5.5 - 5.9 class. I am a big fan of the Genesee Brewing Company, but this stuff just doesn't make the cut with me.

Photo of brutesdad
1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of Celtics76
3/5  rDev +21%

Photo of troobie
3/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Dave7500kl
3/5  rDev +21%

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Genesee Ice Beer from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
61 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.