1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Genesee Bock - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Genesee BockGenesee Bock

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

246 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 246
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 10
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-07-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 246 | Reviews: 125 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Thunderchief
5/5  rDev +46.2%

Thunderchief, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of chrisdexter
5/5  rDev +46.2%

chrisdexter, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of shampoo
4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

shampoo, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of teyuders
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

teyuders, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Schmidts
4.28/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours copper brown from a 12oz czn. Nice 1/2 inch head that fades to a 1/8 inch head that stays, with lots of lacing. Smells of sweet bread and malts.Taste is malty and fruity and has a nice kiss of hops!
A very flavorful bock to say the least.
It has a great feel in your mouth and is very refreshing. This Bock is really surpprising and really good. I give it an overal of 4. give this one a try when you can, you will like it at a nice price of $15.00 for a case of cans.

Schmidts, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of Blueribbon666
4.28/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Enjoyed many times now formally reviewed for the first time. Poured from 12oz can into dimpled glass mug. Pours a rich but bubbly mahogany color with a nice half inch thick head. Taste of malt is good and present throughout but never heavy thanks to the carbonation before finishing crisp and clean. This is a good bock for the price and a style I wish I could get year round especially this one as the price for a 12 is great and good as a session. Probably my favorite from Genesee next to the more common Genesee Cream Ale. Solid bock beer for the price and surprisingly not watery...the can artwork is also great, once referred to as "grandma beer" by a Bud Light drinking party goer who saw me drinking the "funny" cans

Blueribbon666, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of jpd026
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

jpd026, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of Tickner
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Tickner, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of pep
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

pep, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of rooftopbrewing
4.22/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed with RTB co-founder on 6/6/11

A - Copper colored, dark, but relatively clear with a small, almost negligible, off-white head and no lacing.

S - Subtle nose on this one. Get a slight smoky and even fainter caramel, but not noticeable at all unless you're really working. Slight malt, but really pretty non-existent.

T - Smooth. Tastes like a light beer incognito as a dark beer. Great drinkability considering its great value. I could drink this beer all night no problem. Very easygoing.

M - Medium to full bodied. Very light carbonation keeps this refreshingly brisk and smooth. Lends itself to great drinkability.

O - REALLY enjoyed this beer. Interesting enough that it's worth your while, and the fact that you can get it at 67 cents a can really makes this a worthy investment. A truly great value beer. Also, the robust, portly character of the can with an almost comedic decoration adds to the fun that this beer proffers.

rooftopbrewing, Jun 07, 2011
Photo of emccaff
4.2/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A dark, clear, deep amber with a touch of ruby red. Looks great but the head faded quickly to a thin "topping" of foam. It's a very light version of a "German Bock"...think American Lager vs. German Helles and you'll get the idea. Sweetish with a touch of caramelized malt. Hops? Not so much. Compared to a great German/Craft bock, well, you might not even think it's a bock beer, it's that light(for a real bock). But-as a session beer this is great stuff! Not heavy but definitely not to be confused with Bud, Miller,PBR ect. Upstate NY it costs less than $7 a 12 pack. All things considered I'd drink this as a year round beer. To bad it only hangs out for a few weeks a year!

Glad Genny kept the original artwork on the can too. Very Retro & cool!

Now...if they would only bring back "12 Horse Ale"

emccaff, Apr 09, 2010
Photo of pitweasel
4.18/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This can be a tricky little bugger. When I poured my first can, I quickly realized that it's very eager to get out of the can and into a glass, and it can foam up on you very suddenly if you're not careful. When poured properly, you're treated to a beautiful amber basin, topped with a good finger and a half of head. The best way I can describe the smell is "beer bread", as the stuff I bake smells just like this. The taste is very much on the malty side, with a hint of caramel in there to perk things up. The mouthfeel isn't overwhelmingly thick, but it's got more body than I would have expected.

For about 50 cents a can, this stuff is an absolute steal. World class beer? Not really. But it's leaps and bounds better than anything I've ever tasted in its price range, which means when I need to think about how much I've got in my wallet while shopping for beer, this is sure to come to mind time and time again.

pitweasel, Feb 25, 2009
Photo of TrouserSneeze
4.13/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aaaahhh...a sure sign of spring coming: stacks of Genny Bock 12 packs at our Wegmans supermarkets.

Pours a dark amber color with a one inch head. Lacing remains to the last sip. Smells of caramel and malt. Taste is slightly sweet and at the same time some hops show through! Light carbonation that you feel on the tongue, but don't see in the pour. Very smooth going down. Finishes dry. Easy to drink large quantities of these!

Worth waiting for. Unfortunately, Genesee keeps the Bock season way too short.

TrouserSneeze, Jan 31, 2011
Photo of vwbus7
4/5  rDev +17%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +17%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Another6Pack
4/5  rDev +17%

Another6Pack, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Timmush
4/5  rDev +17%

Timmush, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of kuhndog
4/5  rDev +17%

kuhndog, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of 1BadblueSS
4/5  rDev +17%

1BadblueSS, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +17%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of coz
4/5  rDev +17%

coz, May 08, 2012
Photo of weaverd33
4/5  rDev +17%

weaverd33, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of BigGameRick
4/5  rDev +17%

BigGameRick, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of sketchyhoodie
4/5  rDev +17%

sketchyhoodie, Feb 10, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Genesee Bock from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.