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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:
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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
Photo of Dodo2step


3.01/5  rDev -12%

P- Thanks to my buddy Captain Bennett for this beer....however, I am leary of it.

A- a mahogany color that is clear as well as a 2 finger head that has some staying power. I am quite impressed with the appearance even though the had has huge carbonation bubbles through it.

S- Sour maltness that over powers the roasted hints I can gather. nothing else to get excited about.

F- sour malt mash and apple cider vinegar.

M- vinegar malts and dry for a bock

O-I didn't expect much because its genesee but it is a smidgen better than what I expected.

08-11-2013 20:12:31 | More by Dodo2step
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-05-2013 02:11:56 | More by herrburgess
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4/5  rDev +17%

08-02-2013 01:41:49 | More by ZachRusk
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-28-2013 00:16:58 | More by Mtooman
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-27-2013 23:48:01 | More by nitter
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-25-2013 20:47:47 | More by jibjib513
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-23-2013 13:11:15 | More by Andrew526
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-15-2013 22:03:47 | More by twillingthenoz
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev +9.9%

From the 12 fl. oz. can labeled: 0153-11:53. Sampled on June 25, 2013.

The pour is a medium to mahogany brown with a substantial head that settles down shortly. Busy carbonation.

The aroma is full of caramel malt sweetness, brown sugar, and molasses. Minimal hop aroma.

The body is medium and slightly acidic.

The taste is sweet and malty upfront with a slight moderate hop bitterness at the end. While not as strong ABV as some I have had I happen to like this one and find it to be very drinkable.

06-25-2013 22:54:26 | More by puboflyons
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

06-23-2013 00:23:55 | More by confer
Photo of stella77artois

New York

3.51/5  rDev +2.6%

12 oz can poured into pint glass. Had always wanted to try this brew, but had never seen it. Was suprised to find some at the local Price Chopper.

A - Pours a light red-brown, somewhat light for a bock. 1.5 inch or so head, was off-white in color.

S - Malt, cheap sourness (best way I can describe it). Not a whole lot going on. Not offensive, but not neccessarily pleasant.

T - Not a bad beer. Malt up front with a touch of hops. Not much roast to speak of, but it was slightly on the sweet side. Decent aftertaste. Light tasting for a bock, but still, not a bad tasting beer.

F - Quite refreshing actually. Not much dryness, carbonation was very noticeable.

O - Overall, this isn't a bad beer. Most people equate Genesee with crap beer, and yes, a lot of their beers are cheap swill. However, this brew isn't. It's on the light side for a bock, but has good flavor and very drinkable. This is certainly a sessionable beer, and any bock or strong lager fans should try it if you can get your hands on it.

06-19-2013 23:24:02 | More by stella77artois
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-15-2013 02:13:25 | More by MAJ3
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3.69/5  rDev +7.9%

Poured out as a brownish color with a cream colored head. The lacing and retention were minimal. The smell of the beer is malty, some earthy hops and yesterday on the nose also. The taste of the beer is malty, toasted and had a good amount of caramel. The mouthfeel is smooth, creamy and gently carbonated. Overall this a decent bock.

05-05-2013 19:21:53 | More by Knapp85
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-04-2013 03:59:39 | More by LMH88
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New York

2.99/5  rDev -12.6%

Poured from the iconic green can into a 16 oz. pint glass.

A-Dark amber to copper in color with a thick lively khaki head that rather quickly dies down to thin, fizzy head. No lacing, no problem.

S-Rich sweet malty aroma with some carmelized sugar and honey mixed in. Also, some husky, corn adjunct aromas, but nothing offensive or off putting.

T-Malt up front with a slightly roasty, hoppy, bitter and noticeably crisp finish. This beer has a surprisingly rich and earthy flavor profile. There is even the most subtle play of dried, dark fruits on the palate. Nothing really too complex, but there is enough here to keep you coming back for more. Dare I say sessionable? Yes, I dare.

M-Thin bodied with plenty of carbonation.

O-Very pleasant. Worth drinking. Good way to welcome in the Spring, and it is my Super Bowl beer of choice. Most people wouldn't expect this caliber of beer when the see the Genesee name on it. It is not the best beer or bock in the world by a long shot, but I challenge you to do any better for the money.

05-04-2013 03:47:50 | More by ElijahRivera
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

04-27-2013 22:41:53 | More by plowe70
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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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New York

2/5  rDev -41.5%

04-21-2013 10:59:43 | More by benevolent6elk
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-05-2013 22:08:37 | More by TheRevMatt
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3.43/5  rDev +0.3%

Ba Review #264
Served On: 4/03/2013
Glassware: SA Perfect Pint
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

This was from a 12 pack of cans I found at Breweskee's of New Oxford, PA ($7.15 / 12 pack)

Look: Poured a super clear deep copper with a high level of steady carbonation bubbles and a 1-finger head of fluffy white foam. Lacing was thin but present.

Smell: The aroma had some 'Genny Cream Ale' funk made up of grain and cardboard. Then were some malty notes with a faint roasted character. Also some faint brown sugar notes were happening. Nothing too crazy but nothing real nasty either.

Taste: First up was an adjunct sweetness with a slight roasted note. Then the palate was cleansed with carbonation and some residual corn adjunct. The finish was a nice sweetness that moved quickly to some hop bitterness. The aftertaste was fairly clean with some sweetness returning towards the very end.

This was actually a solid offering from Genesee. I honestly would say it has a bit more character than Shiner Bock. You can't beat this beer for the price.

04-03-2013 17:37:54 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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4/5  rDev +17%

04-03-2013 14:15:56 | More by lilnicky068
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -5%

04-01-2013 13:59:01 | More by dcbeers
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.79/5  rDev +10.8%

Can into Great Lakes pint glass.

Nice brownish amber color that lets some light through. Left some lacing on the glass.

Nice malty smell, slightly sweet.

Mostly malts with just a bit of hop bitterness in the finish.

Smooth and not too carbonated.

Awesome beer for the price. Good flavor and drinkability. Definitely worth a try.

03-27-2013 00:23:42 | More by MirkoCroCough
Genesee Bock from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.