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

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BA SCORE
78
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237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 10
Gots: 12 | 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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chalkda01

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-24-2013 00:53:54 | More by chalkda01
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giblet

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a dark amber. nice three quarter inch head. steady fine carbonation. rather good lacing down the glass. smells of roasted malt. nice smooth drinking beer with good finish. i like this brewery and this is a very good offering from them.

suckem up and movem out.

giblet

Serving type: can

02-07-2012 20:37:38 | More by giblet
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Nachtkrieger

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-26-2014 23:55:31 | More by Nachtkrieger
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Matthew607

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-14-2014 01:01:29 | More by Matthew607
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Wortman1998

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-18-2014 01:42:31 | More by Wortman1998
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ejh06752

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-23-2013 14:12:37 | More by ejh06752
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bmoney

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-03-2012 23:17:18 | More by bmoney
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Natural510

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can, no dating.

Pours a dark amber with nice chunk of white bubbly foam which takes its time to dissipate.

Scent is sweet with malt and forest notes. Overall on the subdued, faint side.

Flavor is malty sweet with a bit of a cola overtone and notes of tea leaf and cherry. Mild hop bite to balance things and a yeasty, astringent finish.

Body and mouthfeel is more on the average side; not too watery but obviously built for easy-drinking and not aspiring for a full-bodied brew.

Overall a quality seasonal macro offering; along with Shiner one of the original American bock beers. At $6.99/12-pack this is a great bargain and good go-to spring offering.

Serving type: can

04-04-2011 12:20:49 | More by Natural510
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-24-2011 12:32:34 | More by jophish17
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-05-2013 02:11:56 | More by herrburgess
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Twig2848

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-18-2014 18:34:12 | More by Twig2848
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-10-2014 03:28:31 | More by BrandonOakes
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itchytasty

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-20-2013 00:36:25 | More by itchytasty
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can left in my fridge by one of my buddies who is always touting it...served in a standard pint glass

A - poured an inch of loose bubbly light tan colored foam...seems to be falling at a pretty quick pace. eventually settles to a thin film and slightly clingy lace ring. the beer is a light brown color, slight ruby tones.

S - light caramel malts, grains and stale biscuit. almost a complete lack of hops.

T - very sweet. dominating caramel and brown sugar with some cinnamon sprinkled in. finishes a bit crackery with just the smallest flash of hop bitterness before sweetness takes over. finishes slightly metallic.

M - a good bit of creaminess for the style...very stinging but not overdone carbonation. finishes sweet and sugary with some dryness.

D - well what can i say - not my cup of tea but this has a lot of character. awesome looking can, too.

Serving type: can

04-30-2010 01:34:55 | More by Stigs
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projectflam86

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear copper color with a thick foam head that fades to a ring. Some lacing left.

S- Toffee, bread, and caramel sweetness in the nose.

T- Light bitterness initially that is quickly chased away by malt sweetness and caramel. Toasted bread and diacetyl buttery flavors are apparent in the finish.

M- Light bodied with low carbonation. Thin and slightly undercarbonated.

O- Overall this is a decent enough brew and a great buy for the price (12pk $7.99).

Serving type: can

05-22-2011 17:17:14 | More by projectflam86
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Macdoyal

Vermont

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Alright folks lets do dis,

Appearance: A nice dark color that i would say is on the reddish side of things. The beer pours a very impressive head that fades very quickly.

Smell: Smells like a roasted dark beer and doesn't have a volatile booze smell as I've experienced with beers from this price range.

Taste: Nice flavor. Roasted flavor but not too roasted. There is a definite bread note and yeast note with just the right amount of bitters to let the malt take center stage.

Mouthfeel: I read some say it's too carbonated but honestly I like that about this brew. There is a high amount of carbonation when compared to other beers of this style but i enjoy that. It's smooth and clean yet retaining a level of depth and flavor.

Drink ability: Very high due to the fact that it's not overly filling for a darker brew. This is a good beer to drink when you want a more bold flavor yet require refreshment.

Serving type: can

02-17-2010 21:26:45 | More by Macdoyal
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matty

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mahogany colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma is fruity-citrus.Taste is light fruits with a steely caramel at the end.A pretty decent beer that probably would go well on those hot summer days.I should try it again sometime in July or August!!

Serving type: can

03-08-2009 04:24:44 | More by matty
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. can into a standard pint glass.
Clear copper/amber in color, with a huge head of off-white creamy looking foam.
Aroma-Faint skunkiness and malt note.
Taste-Watery malt, faint toasted malt sweetness. More character and flavor than BMC brews. Very easy drinking and sessionable. Not unpleasant and a step up from your run-of-the-mill BMC.

Serving type: can

05-08-2011 15:41:23 | More by hosehead83
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dogfishandi

New York

3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz can at about fridge temp poured into a standard pint glass.

pours out a clear deep brown color with a one finger of off white head that settled to a thin layer and towards the end of the glass was almost completly gone. just a bit of spotty lace at first.

not much aroma to this one. slightly sweet light caramel malt, herbal like, a bit fruity, and some mineral like lager funk.

sweet caramel, a bit fruity, herbal tea, and some grains, a little metallic, and a little mineral like lager funk.

light bodied with somewhat of a watery feel. a bit astringent.

very easy to drink, exspecially for $10 a 12 pack. the only time i would buy this again would be for something cheap to play drinking games with or go to a party.

Serving type: can

02-07-2011 04:06:18 | More by dogfishandi
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Retroman40

Kentucky

3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 ounce can into a pint glass.

A - Poured a very clear copper color with a fluffy initial head that retreated to a thin lace for the entire beer.

S - Slightly fruity with some roasted grains.

T - Sweet cooked grains with some hops and fruitiness.

M - Tart and tangy with good carbonation and a sweet finish.

O - A decent bock beer that hits all the right marks. They only bring it out in January and it's worth stocking up a 12 pack or two if you like this style.

Serving type: can

02-09-2014 11:15:23 | More by Retroman40
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very cool looking 12 oz can courtesy of sliverx, thanks Tim! Pours a clear, glowing crimson color with a stiff off-white head that shows good retention and great lacing.

Nose is pretty faint. Light toast and sweet grains about sums it up.

Taste is mostly near-bunt malt without much sweetness in tow. Dry, even finish without much, if any, hop character. One of the better brews I have had from the Genesee/Dundee lineup. Compared to Shiner Bock this one is not as crisp and clean, but it has a more pronounced malt flavor and body. Not too shabby of a brewski here, Id drink it again.

Serving type: can

05-22-2011 19:13:56 | More by twiggamortis420
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a shaker pint glass. Batch 0132 0735 on bottom of can.

Appearance: Clear dark-copper amber color. Off white to light tan thin head across the top with a few chunks of persistent lacing here and there.

Smell: Mild toasted malt and caramel, with a hint of something metallic in at the end. Quite mild in aroma, took some swirls to get what I'm describing.

Taste: Malty, mild toasted malt with some caramel notes. Mild bitter finish, a bit grainy, a bit metallic.

Mouthfeel: A bit watery. Decent carbonation just below fizzy.

Overall / Drinkability: For the price ($8.52 after tax for a 12 pack) a very good deal for a beer with some good character to it, just not really good character. Quite drinkable, but not very noteworthy either. I've had better Bock beers, but this one is reasonably good for the price.

Serving type: can

03-14-2012 23:16:01 | More by damndirtyape
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tim9887

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up a 24pk from Bell Beverage for $10. Wow. 12oz can poured into a mug. Pours a darker amber with 1/2" tan foamy head that doesn't stick around. Aroma isn't all that impressive, just some general malt sweetness. In the taste I get some subtle chocolate/molasses character and some metallic flavor which is odd. Very soft carbonation and quite easy to drink. Overall a great value for such a modestly-priced brew.

Serving type: can

04-26-2010 02:41:08 | More by tim9887
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Phillyduke

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Saw a case of this classic "old man" beer at my distributor and grabbed it to share with a fellow BA'er who was looking to try it as well. Phenomenal retro packaging. Though many of us have a bit of nostalgia for the old post-prohibition brands (having been weened on sips of our fathers' and grandfathers' beers), this one held the promise of actually offering a decent bit of flavor for the few dollars ($14/case) I had to shell out for it.

A: Served into a pilsner glass. Clear amber-lager color with a huge, pillowy head of frothy tan foam that quickly dissipates to an opaque layer across the surface. No lacing to speak of. Definitely the nicest head I've seen on a macro of any kind.

S: Typical macro dishwater scent, some nice malt in there, but I'd never mistake it for a craft brew.

T: Nice initial rush of malt to the palate, with a hint of sweetness. Not too much in the way of hop bitterness, though there is a little. Aftertaste is slightly metallic. Overall a bit on the watery side.

M: Lightly carbonated after a vigorous pour and substantial head leaves a nice, pleasant somewhat creamy mouthfeel (for a macro). Metallic aftertaste does detract from the feel a bit.

D: Overall this is a highly drinkable beer, and I might reach for it year-round if it were available. When I'm looking for something that I don't need to think about too much but I still want taste, this would be a perfect choice. Probably a step above Yeungling Lager on the macro-lager taste scale. Not too complex, but still enough backbone for those of us who like to actually taste our beer. The cans alone make this a worthy brew to try at least once. I commend High Falls for bringing it back, and hope it sells for them.

Serving type: can

05-16-2008 00:29:34 | More by Phillyduke
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CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

04-03-2013 17:37:54 | More by CraftBeerTastic
Genesee Bock from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.