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

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BA SCORE
70
okay

147 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 20.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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 MadScientist
3.36/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: A a pale golden beer with a creamy, off white head that leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: A little bit of an earthy hops aroma with a slight citrusy ester that seems to come from the yeast. There is a moderate malt sweetness

T: A malty softness and a light a earthy hops flavor and medium-light hops bitterness. There is a light bit if ale yeast character but not much. The balance is even and the finish is polity abrupt.

M: A Creamy, medium-lighted beer with a medium level of carbonation.

O: An easy to drink blonde style that is moderately malty beer with a good creaminess. If you buddy only drinks lawn more lagers and needs a gateway ale this isn't a bad choice as it's sort of a lightly flavored ale.

Photo of DougAppleby
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of BrunoH
1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of MarkJBurch
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of HRamz3
2/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of mrchrisray
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of BillRoth
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Retroman40
3.09/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - Poured a pale yellow with a one inch white head. The head was quite fleeting and quickly dispersed into a thin line on the glass. Very good carbonation level. I did notice some faint lacing.

S - Very "light" aroma for an ale with some hop note as well as some grain. Overall a very neutral smell.

T - Primarily taste is grain with a hint of hop bitterness. No sensation of alcohol. Flavor actually improved as beer warmed.

M - A rather "thin" mouth feel. A bit on the watery side.

O - Considering the price paid, this represents a fairly decent value.

Photo of Edward19
3.28/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Purchased from Wegmans on Taft Road in Liverpool NY. Honestly not a bad beer for the price. I notice that it is very carbonated which is not a bad thing for the beer. Has mostly a sweet bready taste. It is not to heavy so you can drink a few without getting overwhelmed. I will purchase this in the future it is very cheap an brewed in my home state.

Photo of pdrake24
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of schiltron
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of -MK-
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of TonyY
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of liquorsuit
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of swierczt
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of EBeckett3
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of mpalestino
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of fx20736
3.51/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

Photo of JoKo
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of RiffRaff
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Mister_Falcon
4/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of livingtodie
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

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.

Photo of spycow
2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Genesee 12 Horse Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
70 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.