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

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BA SCORE
61
poor

152 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 2.5
pDev: 26.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2002)
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2.75/5  rDev +10%

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2.38/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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1.75/5  rDev -30%

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2.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev +10%

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1.5/5  rDev -40%

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2.25/5  rDev -10%

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2.75/5  rDev +10%

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1.5/5  rDev -40%

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1.95/5  rDev -22%
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.

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3.01/5  rDev +20.4%
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!!!:-)

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1.9/5  rDev -24%
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.

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2/5  rDev -20%

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3.53/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Daggon this is one good cheap beer.
Drink it from the can always, sometime on special dinners or in certain company pour into a glass.
Smells like a regular American beer, a bit more hops.
Taste is exceptionally disproportional to the price, genesee is delicious, price is Cheap with a capital C, 30 pack is 14$ here in KY.
Mouthfeel makes me think of a lighter alcohol pct. but it is certainly not at 5.9%.
Overall I am appreciative to pass on the knowledge that this is a great beer to keep stocked out in your garage refrigerator for anyone who wants a better than light beer.

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2.25/5  rDev -10%

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2.75/5  rDev +10%

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2/5  rDev -20%

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1/5  rDev -60%

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1.88/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Typical see-through yellow with a massive frothy white head. Small lacing.

S - Corn, malt, rice, aluminum

T - Sprite, rice, slight grain

M - Heavy carbonation with a light to medium body.

O - Overall, It's just another adjunct lager. No frills.

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3.5/5  rDev +40%

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2.25/5  rDev -10%

Genesee Ice Beer from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
61 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.