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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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secondtooth

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a caramel brown, with large head, and pleasant malty maple aroma.
Some lacing, but not outstanding.
Sweet flavor up front - almost nutty with a slight citrus undercurrent.
Not an impressive finish, but a fine and easily-sessioned beer (and a great value). And the can design is retro-hip!

Serving type: can

02-21-2011 20:59:26 | More by secondtooth
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

picked up as a single this week, i wanted to try a little something different, so what the heck right? cracked open and split into two tumblers with alex.

Poured out a deep russet brown, very clear with lots of carbonation, really quite nice and a classic look for a bock. Thin off white head formed on the top, but quickly faded to just a thin film that stayed throughout the session, but offered no side glass contribution.

The aroma was your classic malty bock. Nice sweet caramel and nutty aromas mixed in with a good earthy tone. The flavor followed through very closely with a nice bitter malty flavor and a good amount of sweetness in it as well. Carbonation that is more then decent never let it go flat and kept you entertained throughout the session. Easily a sessionable beer, as I could have thrown down more then one

Serving type: can

05-07-2011 00:33:27 | More by mikesgroove
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sjh207

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

02-25-2014 21:03:58 | More by sjh207
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harryhood1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A spring staple for me. All of my ratings are made with price point in mind. Considering that I can get this for $13.50/case, this is a really drinkable and a pleasing bock for me.

Of course it doesn't hold up against other craft bocks but again, for the price, I really enjoy the couple cases a year I buy of this in the spring.

If you're looking for a good "lawnmower Bock", this is your beer.

Really awesome camping beer!!

Serving type: can

03-26-2011 23:56:02 | More by harryhood1
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jibjib513

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-25-2013 20:47:47 | More by jibjib513
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

08-12-2012 04:31:38 | More by ambruns1979
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plowe70

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

03-28-2014 21:19:38 | More by Gkimbo
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VonWeissenheimer

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

01-26-2013 16:34:36 | More by VonWeissenheimer
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jbierling

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

09-01-2012 18:13:01 | More by jbierling
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harveystarr

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

03-21-2013 20:03:26 | More by harveystarr
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chucksim

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

03-21-2012 14:15:49 | More by chucksim
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer pours a pretty clear deep caramel body that is clear with a strong carbonation of big bubbles to support a thick tan head that soon fades to a thin ring.

S- The clean aroma has some Noble hop hints in the finish.

T- The soft melanoidin notes have some toffee hints to it with a dry soft hop snap at the finish and a sulfur quality that grows as it opens up.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a crisp fizz that lingers after each sip.

O- This beer has a clean light flavor but there are nice hints of bock beer. The big fizz and sulfur grow a bit to strong as the beer opens.

Serving type: can

06-08-2011 21:55:58 | More by rhoadsrage
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WesWes

New York

3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice dark amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid pilsner and crystal malt scent along with a dry lager yeast aroma. The taste is decent. It has a crisp lager feel with just enough caramel sweetness to add some complexity. It's not overly complex, but it goes down smooth and finishes dry with a balanced bitterness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a pretty good bock. Like I said, it's not the most complex and interesting beer on the market, but it's smooth and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 23:06:42 | More by WesWes
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Let's see, I'm 53 years old, so I probably first tasted this 50 years ago. No kidding. I'm from a German family and we always got a taste of whatever adult beverages were being drank, and I remember my dad getting this and something called G.B. (Good Bock?).

Over the years I usually grab a 12 of this once a year or so if I spot it. So this weekend I threw it in with my usual ridiculously expensive stuff.

You have to admit, it is the best value beer. Here you have something with color and a bit of taste at less than 1/4 the price of the Bell's Consecrator I bought at the same time. However, price is the only way those two should be compared.

This beer is barely acceptable, but it IS acceptable. It is a fairly innocuous bock - it will not overpower you with good (or bad) taste. There is a bit of funkiness, but that's what bocks are supposed to be.

If you are on a budget, you could do a lot worse than this. Heck we are planning to go back to an all inclusive resort this year in Cancun, and I wish the DosXX dark (cerveza obscura) they serve was as good as this.

Serving type: can

03-14-2010 17:12:25 | More by schoolboy
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edfish

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a can...medium dark ruby
Smell- faint hop and malt a strong genney smell
Taste- a strong gennee taste , above average for any canned beer. Not overpowering not underwhelming but definatly a gennee brew.
Mouthfeel is average but decent,
overall- for the price of 8$ a 12 pack quite great! I pick this as my favorite canned beer, like I said for the price and if you are even thinking of liking a Gennee brew this is good!

Serving type: can

03-19-2011 22:13:20 | More by edfish
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pinksilverstars3


3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's very easy to drink with a fresh taste. It tastes even better as tonight blizzard rages on. There is no bad aftertaste. It's clean and you can drink it with anything or by itself. I find that all of the genny beers have their own taste which is a good thing. I like a cheap beer that is pleasant to drink at any time.

Serving type: can

02-09-2013 03:02:16 | More by pinksilverstars3
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

05-05-2013 19:21:53 | More by Knapp85
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Brenden

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This really is a beauty off the pour, forming a big, fluffy off-white head that settles to a dense 2 fingers in height atop a clear coppery-light brown beer. I really, really want to give the appearance here a 4.5, but it just fades too quickly and the moderate lacing isn't quite enough to push it past good.
I get grains and caramel in the aroma off of a gentle malt. There's an interesting yeast presence(that I like) in here offering a sort of dusty, flowery sweetness. It's a touch light, taking some effort to get the full effect, but not bad otherwise. It's really a 3.5 but for the lack of hops aroma and resulting balance and the lightness of it.
The flavor follows suit, with a strong malt supporting gentle caramel sweetness, a slight nuttiness, plenty of toasted breads, and that interesting yeast. There's just a touch of hops for light balance. It's not complex or overtly flavorful, but nothing I'd shy away from and an easy sipper.
The mouthfeel here is nice, with a rich, full smoothness coming over a body on the lighter side of medium. Everything about it is smooth, starting with the first sip, all the way through into the finish, with a light carbonation and ample malts presence making it full and creamy in the mouth. Again, there could be a bit more body, but it's good.
This isn't the most balanced bock out there or the most flavorful, but it's not one to pass up either.

Serving type: can

03-02-2011 16:42:55 | More by Brenden
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NOOGIE

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Look: Poured 12 oz. can into pint glass. Big foam head which disappears quickly to almost nothing. Nice black reddish hazy color.

Smell: Good mixture of chocolate, sweet malts and hops.

Taste: Same mixture of chocolate, sweet malts and faint hops.

Mouthfeel: Nothing really sticks around your mouth for too long, and it is a dry taste that finishes.

Drinkability: Going into reviewing this beer, not knowing anything about this beer and paying only $6.29, I am really pleased with this beer. Anyway the drinkability is surprisingly smooth, but not creamy like I like in my bocks. Still if you're in Northern Wisconsin pick some up cheap!

Serving type: can

04-09-2010 23:16:47 | More by NOOGIE
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can - $2.75 at Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: From the retro-type can it pours a clear, amber-brown body with a finger of beige-hued suds.

Smell: Gently sweetish on the nose, with basic, simple notes of toast, light caramel, and light brown sugar.

Taste: A taste of toast, a soothing sugared sweetness and a tiny, tiny pinch of cocoa. Light indistinct fruitiness. Mild, lightly earthy hops with a low, subdued bitterness to it, so the sweetness remains until the crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Milder and gentler than most, but gains a boosted drinkability from the lower level of alcohol and the crisper-than-most level of carbonation. And it's cheap. If I'm paying only $2.75 at a restaurant, a six'er of the stuff in stores should be pretty reasonable.

Serving type: can

05-05-2011 16:09:52 | More by ChainGangGuy
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tlinner

New York

3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Clear amber body with a slightly tan white head. Not much in the way of lacing. But very pretty.

Smell - Weak. Hints of malt, light fruit, and hops.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Stronger than I expected. Malty, but a hint of banana macroness. Feels smooth in the mouth. Honestly, the lager comes out a bit too much. It should have been more malty.

Drinkability - Very drinkable. A nice beer if you want to break the routine of macros, but better bocks are out there.

Serving type: can

02-20-2009 17:07:15 | More by tlinner
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mtnbikerpa

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can with no freshness date into my big mug about an inch of quickly dissappearing head. Dark amber golden color to the brew. Scents of sweet caramel, and roasted malts. Nice mellow malty flavor and some cooked honey, sugary flavors. Mouthfeel is smooth and drinkable nature is high.
In the end I was very impressed by this offering. I got two 12 packs for about $13. You can bet I am going to be buying and drinking more of this.

Serving type: can

03-04-2010 13:27:25 | More by mtnbikerpa
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suspect

New York

3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a Samuel Adams Perfect pint glass.

A: Pours a nice crystal clear coppery red color. Aggressive pour leads to a fluffy tan 1.5 finger head that disappears after a few minutes. Lacing is spotty but present.

S: Subtle nose with malt characteristics and an ever so slight hop finish. Definitely picking up standard lager notes as well with slight adjunct smell at the end.

T: Ah, Genny Bock. There really is nothing awe-inspiring about this beer but the flavors are nicely blended and smooth all the way around. The malts and hops mix and blend nicely and the taste is good.

M: Perfectly carbonated, smooth finish.

O: The easiest of drinkers. Smooth overall beer and for $8 a 12 pack it's really one of the best buys on the market.

Serving type: can

01-25-2012 23:10:04 | More by suspect
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capaneus

New York

3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

(A) poured out of the most exceptionally retro lime-green can with a happy, flower-pickin' goat on the front. it produces a good 1.5 finger head in my wide-brimmed VERBODEN VRUCHT goblet. The head has a whipped cream look which is interrupted with large bubbles coming up throughout. this display quickly recedes to a white film on top with clumpy lacing. the color is a rich brown with chestnut highlights. this is a $6/12 pack beer?

(S) smells of caramelized malt and raisins with a substantial bready quality. i like bready beers. seriously, this is a $6/12 pack beer?

(T) faintly sweet caramel with a very mild but present hop bitterness. i'm finding a lot of the complexities are being obscured by a prominent boozy taste. i've had these in my cellar since JANUARY and i've noticed the booziness become increasingly pronounced with age. too bad, but this beer is really intended to be consumed fresh. the aftertaste is very similar to GENESEE CREAM ale - i don't mind that one bit.

(M) quite nice. thinner than a GERMAN bock, but thinner is good in this case. the carbonation is smooth on the tongue, and not at all stinging or soda-like. a well balanced arrangement here.

(D) again (and for the last time) this is a $6/12 pack beer? a great beer for the money (or a good beer in general), and spot on for the rather forgotten style of 20th century AMERICAN bock beers. i plan to stockpile next JANUARY on this once-a-year and unusually affordable treat. a near-perfect session beer.

Serving type: can

06-09-2010 15:46:23 | More by capaneus
Genesee Bock from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.