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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

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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Rumpole

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I absolutely had to try it once I spotted the Heritage 12-pack. The wonderfully stubby 12-oz twist-off bottles should be used for everything they brew, including the Dundee; it would be a real point of difference for them. The 12-Horse itself was quite quaffable but not markedly better, or even much different from, the Cream Ale, which was included in the pack. Both were a bit better than the Beer, but frankly all three go down just fine. The 12-Horse is a little darker and slightly maltier and either a little more hop was added or they managed the adjunct somehow to produce a little more twang, but that's it. Still, perfectly drinkable and certainly cheap enough (although nowhere near as cheap as the 30-pack cans, but this stuff isn't in cans - yet.) The retro bottle and the rich color are the selling points. I'd love to see a retro 24-pack which included Genesee Red and had six of each.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 03:20:22 | More by Rumpole
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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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jifigz

Pennsylvania

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

Bottle poured into a sweet old school PBR mug that I found.

A: The appearance is a darker golden color than most of the mainstream macro beers you will find out there. The carbonation level seems ridiculously high and no lacing was left on the glass during the process of drinking, but the color is quite nice and unusual. Oh...and the head disappeared very fast.

S: The aroma is extremely sweet. It is grainy and husky and....sweet.

T: The flavor is like the nose...it is very sweet. There is just a touch of bitterness that rides the tail end of some grainy flavor and the candy like sweetness.

MF: Light with heavier carbonation as expected.

O: Well, this is a pretty average macro offering. I tend to approve of Genesee for the price, but at $18 a case I should have either bought something much more expensive and drank good beer or bought something cheaper and drank beer that is this beer's equivalent. I do like the short and stout "hand grenade" style bottles though.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 15:29:22 | More by jifigz
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generallee

New York

3/5  rDev +2%

05-23-2014 08:44:49 | More by generallee
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3/5  rDev +2%

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

New York

3/5  rDev +2%

01-12-2012 18:45:27 | More by Thunderchief
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +2%

08-09-2013 21:24:14 | More by EBeckett3
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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

3/5  rDev +2%

11-27-2011 23:20:13 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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MarkJBurch

New York

3/5  rDev +2%

12-24-2013 00:11:23 | More by MarkJBurch
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BeenTired

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2%

03-17-2014 14:31:57 | More by BeenTired
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2%

11-30-2011 02:20:53 | More by ALLISON01
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LarryV

Massachusetts

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

This tastes more like a lager than an ale to me. A very clean, crisp, not particularly interesting tasting beer. The packaging leads me to believe that one of the big 3 is behind this brew, but I couldn't find any clues that this is the case. Very light aroma and flavor. Not an offensive brew, but rather boring.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2001 16:34:40 | More by LarryV
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kuhndog

New York

3/5  rDev +2%

11-14-2011 14:14:59 | More by kuhndog
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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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RiffRaff

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +2%

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

New York

3/5  rDev +2%

01-13-2012 23:20:22 | More by electtodefer
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2%

06-03-2012 03:06:26 | More by abcramer
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New York

3/5  rDev +2%

11-12-2013 20:53:28 | More by -MK-
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3/5  rDev +2%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2%

05-07-2014 21:39:53 | More by chicagoish
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rorjets

Connecticut

3/5  rDev +2%

04-01-2014 15:09:35 | More by rorjets
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ambruns1979

California

3/5  rDev +2%

08-12-2012 04:29:33 | More by ambruns1979
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New York

3/5  rDev +2%

09-29-2013 19:07:42 | More by liquorsuit
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New York

3/5  rDev +2%

12-11-2013 18:40:48 | More by mrchrisray
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Wortman1998

New York

3/5  rDev +2%

06-25-2014 19:19:53 | More by Wortman1998
Genesee 12 Horse Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
69 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.