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

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244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
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:
No notes at this time.

(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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2.16/5  rDev -36.8%

08-28-2014 01:49:01 | More by misternebbie
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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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Genesee Bock from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.