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

Genesee Ice BeerGenesee Ice Beer

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BA SCORE
62
poor

139 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 139
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 25.79%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2002)
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Reviews by idResponse:
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idResponse

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opening this least imaginative packaging I have ever seen with the most minimal design possible can of this closeout 4.49/6pk/16oz offering, I take a sniff and decide it smells kinda like weak corn husks. So I place this sucker to my lips and give this liquid such a kiss that one might think I am french kissing my mistakenly deceased wife I have reunited with after a decade of sorrow while tears stream down my face punishing myself with the carbonation burning my throat and mouth and remembering every negative thing as I drown it in the sorrows of my cheap slightly higher than usual alcohol content fermented corn syrup. This tastes like a slightly soured but the most mellow less biting 5.5% ice beer. It's feel in the mouth is quenching and refreshing when guzzled. If you are sipping on this, you are seriously drinking this beverage the wrong way. Beers like this are meant to be swilled quickly in great quantitties at a freezing temperature. At least this shit is cheap and doesn't make me want to puke after the first can! Titties and beer, Titties and beer!

Serving type: can

08-19-2010 08:21:57 | More by idResponse
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brewlover517

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-16-2014 23:58:06 | More by brewlover517
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spazx

New York

1/5  rDev -60.3%

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Spikester

Oregon

3.76/5  rDev +49.2%
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.

Serving type: can

03-16-2014 06:03:58 | More by Spikester
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Retroman40

Kentucky

2.26/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Serving type: can

02-06-2014 10:56:14 | More by Retroman40
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New Hampshire

1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

01-29-2014 23:56:41 | More by brutesdad
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Rhode Island

3/5  rDev +19%

12-28-2013 17:34:01 | More by Celtics76
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troobie

California

3/5  rDev +19%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +19%

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New York

2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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California

2/5  rDev -20.6%

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chiva

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

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CloudStrife

New York

2.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

24oz can poured into a snifter. Canned on June 20th.

A: Pours a light amber gold with a decent white head that is somewhat quick to dissipate. Leaves some lacing on the sides.

S: Sort of a harsh macro lager aroma. Corn sweetness dominates.

T: More malt forward than the regular Genny. As anticipated from the aroma this is a fairly sweet beer for having such little flavor.

M: Light to medium body. A bit sticky but not too bad. Fairly easy drinking as long as its cold.

Overall it fits in with your typical Ice beer. A more malty and boozy version of their base. Think I might rather drink a normal Genny.

Serving type: can

08-16-2013 01:36:43 | More by CloudStrife
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rderedin

Maine

1.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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kguyty

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-09-2013 23:00:37 | More by kguyty
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Maryland

2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

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pirmannt1

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Mattyb79

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

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bobbyr5

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

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fx20736

New York

1.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

purchased a 24 oz can for .99 at Wegmans on 4/25/13.

poured from a can into a mug, served at fridge temp.

medium amber with a 2 finger white head that leaves almost no lacing.

aroma: faint hoppiness, not much else.

mouthfeel: thin

taste: virtually no flavor, as bland as any beer I have had.

notes: I have grown to become a homer for Genny and genuinely like regular Genny, Light and Cream Ale but this is as forgettable and boring as there is. Won't buy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 11:28:41 | More by fx20736
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dertyd

California

3.01/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 24oz can to a pilsner glass

A:poures a verry nice golden orange.nice for a adjunct lager

S:sweet bread,grains not to much smell going on

T:sweet almoast apple cider flavor with some malt and grains at the end not a bad beer but might b to sweet for me

M:crisp and wet verry mouth watering

O:overall a decent adjunct lager dnt know if I will drink it again but glad I tried it I want to try everything lol

Live life drink beer!!!:-)

Serving type: can

03-10-2013 04:58:58 | More by dertyd
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

1.9/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

24 fl oz can, with no apparent freshness date present. First time I have ever seen this beer in my area, although it's probably been around. I thought it might be related to the Labatt Max Ice, but I guess not. Would have rather tried this in a bottle, but oh well. Been trying to tick off as many adjunct lagers and malt liquors as possible as of late. Low expectations for this one, considering. But perhaps I will be surprised.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours about a finger of quickly dissipating white carbonated head, audibly sizzling away on top of a clear gold colored body. Slightly darker than typical swill American adjunct lager fare like Miller Lite and Bud Light. Second pour yields about two fingers of fluffy sizzling eggshell white head that recedes quickly.

S - Corn adjuncts and corn husk. Some grain and some roasted malt. Doesn't really smell like anything, to be honest.

T - Light in body, fair level of carbonation considering what it is. Clean, crisp, and smooth. Somewhat malty with a bit of corn adjuncts thrown in. Definitely exceeds my expectations, and comes off as somewhat of a tame beer in comparison with the Steel Reserve 211 High Gravity that I just drank. Not a flavorful or complex beer by any means, but drinkable and inoffensive.

M - Smooth, crisp, wet, and clean feeling. Moderate carbonation, and moderate bodied feel. A little carbonated, but not over-bearing. Mostly just a corn kernel aftertaste.

Overall, definitely not breaking any new ground with this. Another one of the same, simple, boring, generic alcohol delivery vehicles. Corn adjuncts and carbonation. Minus the subtle differences between these types of sub-par swill beverages, it seems that if you've had one, you've had 'em all. Some are however, more foul and putrid than the others. Genesee Ice Beer could probably be classified as one of the more inoffensive American adjunct lagers, but there are way better beers out there. I guess you can't expect much more from a 99 cents tall boy can, and I have definitely had worse beers for more money.

Genesee Ice Beer ---2/5.

Serving type: can

03-06-2013 16:53:12 | More by mfnmbvp
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Genesee Ice Beer from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.