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Genesee 12 Horse Ale - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Genesee 12 Horse AleGenesee 12 Horse Ale

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137 Ratings

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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Relaunched in Oct 2011

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-16-1999)
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5/5  rDev +70.1%

01-02-2013 01:04:21 | More by methtlcai
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4.25/5  rDev +44.6%

04-24-2012 02:29:06 | More by muchloveforhops3
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New York

4/5  rDev +36.1%

11-15-2011 05:45:47 | More by mjtiernan
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +36.1%

06-26-2014 04:02:56 | More by vwbus7
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New York

4/5  rDev +36.1%

11-25-2011 22:05:22 | More by grahambo
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New York

4/5  rDev +36.1%

08-04-2012 03:25:40 | More by Tickner
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4/5  rDev +36.1%

11-29-2011 02:42:00 | More by thebfg
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4/5  rDev +36.1%

11-17-2011 15:58:13 | More by victory4me
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4/5  rDev +36.1%

05-26-2013 02:02:03 | More by Mister_Falcon
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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

picked up the genny heritage case a while back thought i should at least give a proper review of my mothers old favorite . poured from the throwback stubby bottle into a beer mug.
after drinking this beer i can understand why at one time it was the staple beer at family functions in the late 70's / early 80s.

01-24-2012 04:55:41 | More by Dodt
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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

06-09-2012 00:06:24 | More by Dapperticus
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3.73/5  rDev +26.9%

12oz stubby bottle purchased as part of a retro 12pack at Market Basket in Somersworth. Pours a light yellow crystal-clear body with nearly an inch of white head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells fruity with caramel notes. Tastes bready and fruity with caramel and cocoa notes. A little lemon on the finish. Light bodied with ample carbonation. A pleasant easy drinker with more going on that one would think at first. Nice.

02-11-2012 23:57:03 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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3.65/5  rDev +24.1%

From a heritage variety pack. I finally located a 12 pack in a small Oregon town that shall remain nameless as I hope to buy a second 12 pack today on my way home from work.
Pours slightly richer gold than your average macro with a half inch of bright white head. Very good amount of lacing and a ring of head still intact at the bottom. Aroma is malty and bready. Taste is very nice malt profile with a minor amount of hops. Mouthfeel is fine for the style with plenty of carbonation. Nice rich and balanced flavor for a Blonde Ale with a light dry finish. This is one of the better Blondes I have had. Well done Genesee.

02-27-2012 15:08:11 | More by Spikester
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3.63/5  rDev +23.5%

Medim amber in color. Nice lace and head, though quickly dissappates. Smooth in flavor with slight sweet malt flavor. Rich hoppy aftertaste compliments and rounds out this brew. A good beginner macro ale. Better than most imposters out there.

10-09-2002 16:37:22 | More by psugrad98
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New York

3.53/5  rDev +20.1%

Poured from a 12oz "grenade bottle" from a 12 pack Heritage Pack into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Crystal clear golden color. Semi-aggressive pour leads to a fizzy 1 finger head that disappears instantly. No lacing whatsoever. Thin ring around the outside of the glass. Lots of tiny bubbles rising from the center.

S: Nice sweet bready malt smell with a slight hop smell.

T: Sweet malt shines through here first followed by some faint citrus hoppy bitterness. Very nice flavor overall.

M: Light-medium body, plenty of carbonation but not overly so. Creamy lingering aftertaste coats the mouth making it easier to reach for the next sip.

O: A super-easy drinking beer with good flavor. Certainly not a bad beer, especially at $7.99 per 12-pack.

11-12-2011 01:56:01 | More by suspect
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New York

3.51/5  rDev +19.4%

Bought as part of a 12 pack from Beers of the World on 8/2/13.

poured into a nonic, served at fridge temp.

appearance: rich gold, a thick souffle of white head. Nice lacing.

aroma: malt with barely a wisp of earthy hops

mouthfeel: full, well made.

taste: broad malt is followed by a slightly sweet and nutty taste. The sweetness is not a corn syrup sweetness but is more fruity. Just a touch of earthy English style hops kiss the aftertaste.

notes: ok, so this isn't going to pave any new ground but this is a super easy to drink and for the price is a nice little treat.

08-05-2013 20:10:30 | More by fx20736
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West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +19%

Pours bright golden body with a fizzy white head dwindling rather quick with even fine speckled lacing around the sides of my pint. Aroma has a dirty earthy notes with grain husk, mild cereal grains. Flavor has a light fruit base, with bread like malts, a bit of dirty husk quality, herbal hops yet very cohesive flavors come together.
Mouthfeel is light bodied a bit of harshness, yet refined smoothness in each sip an edgy brash light golden American ale from the brewers at Genesee. I'm guessing this is a classic recipe, carbonation is solid, mild hop burps. Overall another exciting light easy drinking beer going on.

06-20-2012 04:24:59 | More by WVbeergeek
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3.5/5  rDev +19%

04-05-2012 01:36:03 | More by raythealeman
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +19%

02-10-2013 04:10:45 | More by sketchyhoodie
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +19%

11-15-2011 02:28:16 | More by GennyCreamAle
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3.5/5  rDev +19%

07-26-2013 04:57:19 | More by JoKo
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North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +18.4%

I have to thank my father-in-law for this one. He bought the Genny heritage pack and was willing to share.

Pours a pale golden yellow with a 1/4" of loose bubbly head that quickly dissipates. The smell is grainy and grassy. The taste is faint pilsner malt, faint grains, and mild, grassy hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is well-carbonated, clean, and smooth.

This is a nice, easy drinking beer. I like it better than Genny or Genny light. It's good in a similar fashion that Genny cream ale is. It's a very slight change of pace, but it's enough to make it worth while.

11-14-2011 00:34:06 | More by tdm168
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3.46/5  rDev +17.7%

Had 12 horse today for the first time in many years. It was more of a full flavor then i had remembered. Kind of carmel in color and better tasting then many cheap beers and at 8.99 for a case in bottles i thought it was a great value. At 5.1 percent stronger then most cheap beers. it didnt leave a bad after taste at all and have to say the 3 i had this afternoon i really enjoyed. seemed to have quite a bit of carbonation and a fruit type smell.

02-08-2013 20:44:56 | More by hughesman
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3.45/5  rDev +17.3%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very malty, some sweetness. Taste is also considerably sweet, malts, just a touch of hops are present. Feels light in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking beer.

10-29-2011 14:41:01 | More by tone77
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3.4/5  rDev +15.6%

Presentation: 12 oz brown twist with no freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Vivid and clear light golden hue donning a thin wispy tiny bubbled white lace.

Smell: Vague and ghost like fruitiness, perhaps from the mild esters in the nose. Both hops and malt are evident in the aroma.

Taste: Light bodied, crisp mouth feel and a pronounced carbonation. With in the crispness comes a tingling hop bitterness and alcohol bite mix. Ghost like lemon flavour hits as well as fermented grain. A balanced twang from the hops leaves ample bitterness for the thinnish malt palate, white cracker like maltiness seems to be the sole malt flavour in this brew. On the dry side with a clean finish.

Notes: A no frills American light ale, easy drinking and non-offensive … a no brainer of a beer, a beer to drink and not have to think about what you are drinking.

05-16-1999 00:00:01 | More by Jason
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Genesee 12 Horse Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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