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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: 8 | 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 mrchrisray
3/5  rDev +2.4%

mrchrisray, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

BillRoth, Dec 11, 2013
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.

Retroman40, Dec 08, 2013
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.

Edward19, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of pdrake24
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

pdrake24, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of schiltron
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

schiltron, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of -MK-
3/5  rDev +2.4%

-MK-, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of TonyY
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

TonyY, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of liquorsuit
3/5  rDev +2.4%

liquorsuit, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of swierczt
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

swierczt, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of EBeckett3
3/5  rDev +2.4%

EBeckett3, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of mpalestino
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

mpalestino, Aug 06, 2013
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.

fx20736, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of JoKo
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

JoKo, Jul 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2.4%

RiffRaff, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

GreesyFizeek, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Mister_Falcon
4/5  rDev +36.5%

Mister_Falcon, May 26, 2013
Photo of livingtodie
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

livingtodie, May 22, 2013
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
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2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Brownsfan13, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of sixerofelixir
3/5  rDev +2.4%

sixerofelixir, Feb 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2.4%

BamfBacon, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.03/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

tempest, Feb 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

sketchyhoodie, Feb 10, 2013
Genesee 12 Horse Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
70 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.