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

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Genesee BockGenesee Bock

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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.74%
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-07-2008)
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2/5  rDev -41.5%

02-18-2012 08:56:27 | More by chrispoint
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New York

2/5  rDev -41.5%

04-21-2013 10:59:43 | More by benevolent6elk
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2.08/5  rDev -39.2%

CAN you believe that today (01 Mar) is Iceland Beer Day?!? I am having a CAN or two to help celebrate this most auspicious occasion.

My pour produced a finger of ecru head with low retention, quickly becoming wisps. Color was a deep coppery-amber with NE-quality clarity and lots of CO2 bubbles gently rising to the surface. Nose was really malty sweet accompanied by a light tang. Mouthfeel was medium with an unpleasant astringency, like gargling with hydrogen peroxide, in the mouth. Oof. Finish was slightly sweeter, but I just could not get past that initial taste. I have a 12-pack, so I CAN revisit this one, but for now, I am sure I will be one of the low scores.

03-01-2010 21:53:41 | More by woodychandler
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New York

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

03-23-2013 18:30:10 | More by BGsWo22
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New York

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

10-14-2013 01:19:02 | More by TonyY
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New York

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

05-29-2012 18:19:46 | More by smi
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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

01-02-2014 23:50:54 | More by OgreSanchez
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

02-16-2012 04:49:45 | More by TDRudy
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

03-30-2014 18:47:30 | More by ZOSO2192
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

03-13-2012 00:37:27 | More by bakerm3
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

12-22-2013 14:45:44 | More by CraftBeerGuild
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

10-21-2012 06:36:36 | More by bzach
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2.63/5  rDev -23.1%

12fl oz can poured into my flute

Pours a dark bronze color with a medium tan three inch head. Good head retention that subsides above average and leaves a little foam on the edges of the beer. No lacing was noticed.

Smell is pretty much one sided with a hint of caramel and biscuit like malts.

Taste is just as the smell with just a hint of caramel and slightly biscuit like malts.

Mouthfeel is thin and has average carbonation

Overall this lacked flavor and I would not want to drink this beer again when there are better beers in the same style category.

03-05-2010 22:39:41 | More by tr4nc3d
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2.65/5  rDev -22.5%

Got this as an extra in a trade from session1979.

Appearance: Pretty dark for a bock - dark amber (like maple syrup). Gentle carbonation within and a thin, fizzy, head on top. Not much lace to speak of. P: 3.5; N: 3.5

Smell: Funk, sugar (caramel?) and spice. Not sure if this is good funk or bad funk... it's just funk. P: 2.5; N: 2.5

Taste: A little molasses on top of a malt backbone. Very slight alcoholic sting. P: 2.0; N: 3.0

Mouthfeel: Pretty light body and slick - seems to dive down the throat. Good warming and chewy with medium carbonation. P: 2.5; N: 2.5

Drinkability: This is a weak bock (Nick speaking here). Thin and chewy and nearly flavorless. I'm not much of a bock fan anyway, but this one was sub-par for the style. P: 4.0; N: 2.5

Peter: C- (2.65)
Nick: C (2.9)

11-18-2008 04:44:02 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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New Jersey

2.68/5  rDev -21.6%

This was a bit of a let down, because I really enjoy Genesee Cream Ale.

I like the looks of this beer.

It has a , clear copper color. An off white head. Really looks nice in the glass.

The retro can is cool too.

The mouthfeel is a little watery.

It has a faint malty smell.
Malty flavor, that leaves a cardboard taste in the mouth.

Maybe Bock beers are just not for me.

02-12-2012 02:33:05 | More by JohnFatAss
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2.7/5  rDev -21.1%

Purchased from Warehouse Beverage in S. Euclid, I think it was $6.99 for 12. I also had a $10 bottle of Hoppin Frog so it helped balance the beer budget.

Genesee Bock is all about nostalgia for me. I remember buying cases of the stuff in college. Back then it was considered one of the best full-bodied brews you could buy, thank God those days are gone.

Appearance: A quick pour into my glass produced 3" of foam that quickly dissipated to a small film coating on the reddish-copper brew.

Smell: Not much to smell but it hints of root beer.

Taste: Sweet and malty with no balance of hops.

Mouthfeel: Weak, carbonation is gone after about 15 minutes.

Drinkability: I can't have more than one, its just too malty. It really reminds me of root beer, I'll drink one for nostalgia but not 2 or 3.

I realize now that I must take the remaining 11 cans out of the Fridge. It is how it was years ago, all malt. Pretty can design though.

02-13-2010 17:57:53 | More by PaulW
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

12-17-2013 23:28:34 | More by Kegatron
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

07-04-2014 17:54:21 | More by Stofko1992
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

01-05-2013 21:29:02 | More by chefduff2
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

04-22-2013 23:43:25 | More by cmq103
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

11-10-2012 01:06:29 | More by Hobby
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

08-31-2013 22:10:41 | More by djrn2
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

08-14-2013 15:33:20 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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2.78/5  rDev -18.7%

Thanks to thebroth for this extra, cheers Scott!

A: Pours a blood ruby ale with superb clarity. Two finger head which is persistent. Broken sheet lacing.

S: Malt, grain, wheat, straw, slight caramel. Decent nose for the style.

T: Presents mostly a one-dimensional flavor profile. Very much grain and specialty grain. Nothing special. Very average.

M: Medium with moderate if not high carbonation. Should be much lighter body or lower carb.

D: session beer. 'Nuff said.

03-17-2011 10:24:27 | More by harrymel
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2.83/5  rDev -17.3%

a- can poured into a pilsener glass, two finger fluffy tan head, clear chesnut brown coloring, loads of bubbles streaming up the glass, very cool can, i'm partial to it because thats my favorite color green.

s- interesting nose - this is my first bock so i'm not so sure which notes i should be picking up. caramel malts, slight spicy hop scent, some dryness, some odd sweetness.

t- taste follows the smell, caramel malts, alot of typical lager characteristics just kicked up a notch, interesting sweetness here - like brown sugar mixed with a bit of sweet butter with some burnt caramel and light chocolate notes. some peppery, spicy notes round everything out. for me, it's not blending so well together.

m- light to medium body.

d- the drinkability is ok, since this is my first bock beer i'm not used to the flavor, and i can't say it's my favorite, i don't think i would drink this again.

03-14-2010 00:48:38 | More by thecarster1
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Genesee Bock from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.