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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

140 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 19.8%
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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Photo of chrispoint
1.5/5  rDev -48.8%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

BrunoH, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of NedShakeshaft
1.75/5  rDev -40.3%
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.

NedShakeshaft, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of Gusler
1.78/5  rDev -39.2%
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.

Gusler, Dec 01, 2002
Photo of dacrza1
1.85/5  rDev -36.9%
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...

dacrza1, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Petershib85
1.93/5  rDev -34.1%
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.

Petershib85, Sep 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -31.7%

mcb4538, Dec 17, 2011
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2/5  rDev -31.7%

Jemenhiser, Jul 25, 2012
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2/5  rDev -31.7%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -31.7%

LexShaw89, Jun 07, 2012
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2/5  rDev -31.7%

crash8per, Aug 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev -31.7%

smi, May 29, 2012
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2/5  rDev -31.7%

JAHMUR, Aug 18, 2012
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2/5  rDev -31.7%

ejh06752, Apr 23, 2012
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2/5  rDev -31.7%

Sellen, Jul 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -31.7%

HRamz3, Dec 18, 2013
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2.12/5  rDev -27.6%

poohbearzeccola, Aug 20, 2014
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2.12/5  rDev -27.6%

misternebbie, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of jdhilt
2.15/5  rDev -26.6%
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.

jdhilt, Jul 15, 2004
Photo of hotstuff
2.23/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

hotstuff, Oct 29, 2003
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2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Slatetank, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Arithmeticus
2.28/5  rDev -22.2%
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

Arithmeticus, May 05, 2012
Photo of yesyouam
2.3/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

yesyouam, May 06, 2013
Photo of dogfishandi
2.35/5  rDev -19.8%
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...

dogfishandi, Dec 10, 2011
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Genesee 12 Horse Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
69 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.