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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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BA SCORE
69
poor

136 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 19.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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chrispoint

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -49%

02-18-2012 08:58:10 | More by chrispoint
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BrunoH

New York

1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

12-30-2013 15:43:54 | More by BrunoH
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NedShakeshaft

Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This came in a 12-pack alond with the Red and the Fyfe and Drum. It was easily the worst of the three.

Poured a pretty golden color. The fluffy, white head died within seconds and could not be brought back to life.

Smelled of corn and alcohol grain. Sweet cream corn hung on my tongue while I forced down the carbonation. Not pleasant. Taste hung around for a bit, then came a grassy bitterness that wore out its welcome.

Drank the second one right out of the stubby. It's palatable if drank cold enough from the bottle but then, what isn't? The third and fourth will have to be tackled on a night when I'm even less discriminating.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 02:35:17 | More by NedShakeshaft
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Gusler

Arizona

1.78/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The beer is gold in color white mediocre white head that is frothy in texture, the lace is adequate to coat the glass, both white in color. Nose is clean and fresh, malt is all I sense. Start is sweet, the top skeletally thin with an acerbic finish, the hops are scarce, dry, and a “Totally Forgettable” beer in my book.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2002 08:14:33 | More by Gusler
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dacrza1

New Jersey

1.85/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Glassware: Kisatsky Tavern pint... Occasion: Spring break Thursday... Appearance: thin, sallow golden body that bubbled and crackled as it poured; the head is thick, chunky white and promises lacing...Aroma: all malt and hay...Palate: light to medium-bodied, with late carbonation and smoothness to the tongue...Taste: as exxpected, a stepping stone between the 40-ounces we pounded in college and the more mainstream fair that is served at backyard barbeques...light enough to pair with probably anything as a washdown, but too late to influence the palate while eating... Overall: no hatred or disappointment here, just what the retro bottle promised--and the dude who told me at the beer store that he couldn't see why the new package wasn't selling nearly paid for the purchase itself--as another old-school German brewery (a la Yuengling and Lord Chesterfield) does a nearly hopless ale. Pleasing in its blank canvas...

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 00:52:16 | More by dacrza1
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Petershib85


1.93/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The first thing that through me off about this beer was the smell. Very yeasty. There are no notes of hops whatsoever. For the price, I was not expecting much more. I would only drink this if it were the only thing other than a lite beer to drink. It gets a 2 among cheaper beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 23:38:16 | More by Petershib85
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mcb4538

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -32%

12-17-2011 17:49:33 | More by mcb4538
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Jemenhiser

Indiana

2/5  rDev -32%

07-24-2012 23:43:21 | More by Jemenhiser
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chefduff2

New York

2/5  rDev -32%

01-05-2013 21:28:34 | More by chefduff2
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LexShaw89

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -32%

06-07-2012 21:49:52 | More by LexShaw89
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crash8per

Michigan

2/5  rDev -32%

08-19-2012 15:46:07 | More by crash8per
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smi

New York

2/5  rDev -32%

05-29-2012 18:17:48 | More by smi
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -32%

08-18-2012 17:33:58 | More by JAHMUR
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ejh06752

New York

2/5  rDev -32%

04-23-2012 03:50:28 | More by ejh06752
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Sellen

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -32%

07-23-2014 23:47:34 | More by Sellen
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

2/5  rDev -32%

12-18-2013 14:38:42 | More by HRamz3
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.15/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours with a white two-fingered head that fades slowly and leaves a lot lace. Light, clear amber color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Lightly hopped mixed with some malt, seems watery, some sweetness a boring lawnmower ale. $1.25 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2004 22:31:43 | More by jdhilt
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hotstuff

Indiana

2.23/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

There is nothing special about this beer as it was blase and lacks character. It had a medium sized white head that was smooth and creamy. It contained fine-small sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was clear with carbonation observed and the hue was gold. The nose was malty and there was not much flavor with this beer. The mouthfeel was smooth, thin-watery texture and light bodied. There was a fair amount of lacing.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2003 00:24:27 | More by hotstuff
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spycow

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

03-09-2013 22:25:26 | More by spycow
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

06-06-2012 16:59:46 | More by Slatetank
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

2.28/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured chilled in straight-edged glass.

A: clear, yellow; thin head evaporates quickly; carb beads cling to sides of glass
S: pale aroma of marshmallow and stalish yeast
T: mild, lackluster, but inoffensive beer; tonic-water effect, something like a slightly stale pilsner

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 03:33:58 | More by Arithmeticus
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yesyouam

New York

2.3/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 Horse Ale is a clear, sparkling, light golden ale with no head-- just a swirl of small bubbles. It has an aroma of sweet malt and corn. It's medium light bodied with a starchy finish. It tastes sweet and corny. There's a rubbery, sulfurous funk to it that identifies it as a Genny. There seems to be a slight nuttiness to it. It's funky and sweet, but I could have more than one in the ice-cold stubby format.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 01:23:56 | More by yesyouam
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dogfishandi

New York

2.35/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz pony bottle at fridge temppoured into a pint glass. stold this from my friend's fridge, split it with my dad.

pours out a super clear lightish golden color. a nice fluffy head off the pour that faded to some thin retentive foam, then eventually nothing. no real lace. lots of carbonation bubbles. looks better than your average macro, but still that same water like clarity.

cooked corn, mineral water, nothing going on here.

the taste is slightly better than your average macro, but not by much. cooked corny grains, mineral water, finishes with almost a wine like fruitiness.

light bodied, but just a bit more body than your average BMC. sparkly feeling carbonation detracts from this beer. watery.

12 horse ale, what can i say, i had to try it, its genesee... on the same peg as genny cream ale if you ask me, maybe even the same beer...

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 00:22:28 | More by dogfishandi
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TonyY

New York

2.5/5  rDev -15%

10-14-2013 01:18:38 | More by TonyY
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jpd026

New York

2.5/5  rDev -15%

06-27-2014 23:59:19 | More by jpd026
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Genesee 12 Horse Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
69 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.