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

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BA SCORE
69
poor

135 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 135
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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fx20736

New York

3.51/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +19%

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

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +2%

07-12-2013 16:16:55 | More by RiffRaff
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

07-03-2013 00:19:13 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Mister_Falcon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +36.1%

05-26-2013 02:02:03 | More by Mister_Falcon
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livingtodie

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -15%

05-22-2013 20:20:48 | More by livingtodie
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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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spycow

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

03-09-2013 22:25:26 | More by spycow
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Brownsfan13

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

03-03-2013 20:40:55 | More by Brownsfan13
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3/5  rDev +2%

02-28-2013 01:29:30 | More by sixerofelixir
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3/5  rDev +2%

02-18-2013 23:06:34 | More by BamfBacon
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had a 20oz. pint at the Blue Tusk in Syracuse for $5. I was hoping this might resemble the decent English pale ale that the old 12 Horse Celebrated Ale had been described as. Really, it was just clean, macro blonde ale with a vague doughy barley character and no hops. I'd call it a step, maybe just a half-step, up from Genesee Cream Ale. But hey, if you're thirsty and feeling thrifty, it's a decent option.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2013 23:44:37 | More by tempest
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sketchyhoodie

New York

3.5/5  rDev +19%

02-10-2013 04:10:45 | More by sketchyhoodie
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hughesman


3.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 20:44:56 | More by hughesman
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pisomojado8

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

02-02-2013 02:05:58 | More by pisomojado8
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DmanGTR

New York

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

01-29-2013 03:55:36 | More by DmanGTR
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jmw4437

Ohio

3/5  rDev +2%

01-27-2013 01:43:32 | More by jmw4437
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VaporDome

New York

2.5/5  rDev -15%

01-23-2013 01:31:47 | More by VaporDome
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chefduff2

New York

2/5  rDev -32%

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

Florida

5/5  rDev +70.1%

01-02-2013 01:04:21 | More by methtlcai
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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2%

12-29-2012 13:55:23 | More by Sipchue
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chucksim

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2%

11-14-2012 14:39:40 | More by chucksim
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atr2605

New York

3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a clear golden color with a white head with better than expected retention
S-sweet malt
T-more sweet malt with a bit of creaminess to it, low hop bitterness
M-light bodied with high carbonation
O-I wouldnt say its the best representation of the style but its very drinkable and decent for the price. Admittedly I have a weakness for genny. If I'm going to drink cheap, it will be some form of genny

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 02:45:51 | More by atr2605
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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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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-15-2012 00:31:17 | More by ChrisL24481
Genesee 12 Horse Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
69 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.