Genesee Bock - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Genesee Bock from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.