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Genny Light - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Genny LightGenny Light

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BA SCORE
64
poor

81 Reviews
THE BROS
75
okay

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Reviews: 81
Hads: 214
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 25.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-17-2001

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 81 | Hads: 214
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3/5  rDev +14.5%

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Photo of Jason
3.26/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz twist bottle with no freshness date, lots of words like “Premium”, “Brewmaster’s Choice” and “Cold Aged” on the label then on the back it says “Let the Party Begin”. An ok white lace stays on top long enough, perfect clarity and very pale in colour.

Very faint alcohol and carbonation prickle on the nose, very clean aroma of grain and cooked cereal grain.

Crisp and grainy with a cooked corn grit flavour, cheap 6-row malt flavour perhaps also … too light to really tell. Semi-crisp and very light bodied. Bland and watered down but that is what it is supposed to taste like. As I said with the can review, don’t waste your money on expensive light beers, this one is just fine to keep you slim … YEAH RIGHT!!! (735 characters)

Photo of MikeC144
2/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Doomcifer
1.56/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Not pleasant...obviously. Received as part of a mystery case. (62 characters)

Photo of dankjohn
2/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Nfiorini513
1.3/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

It just really bad, don't get it unless you get a great deal. (61 characters)

Photo of Franziskaner
2.32/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pale gold in color with excellent clarity. A quarter inch of white head rests on top and gradually diminishes entirely. I get loads of corn and an dialectal note that is off putting. The taste is corn and a metallic note. The body is thin and watery. That's $1.29 that I want refunded. (285 characters)

Photo of acknight
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of dmk91
1.5/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.23/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance is a light pale golden hue with a large bubbled white head leaves behind thin lacing with quickly diminishing foam. Aroma contains sweet corn and rice character with a slight metallic tone and no real hop profile. Taste has cereal grains, corn, and rice; it forms flavor with a touch of creamy sweetness and low hop bitterness making this light beer from upstate NY very unoffensive. Mouthfeel has evident carbonation with light body not as watery as some light beers out there. Drinkability is definitely a beer that can be drank in number however I don't think I would reach for this one on a regular basis. (620 characters)

Photo of richkrull
3.03/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Regent Liquor in Madison, WI for $12 for a 30-pack. Admittedly I had pretty low expectations for this beer.

Drank it from the can and it's not half bad. Very light bodied beer. Not a ton of taste or flavor but what was there wasn't too bad. Went down smooth, easy to drink. Not a great beer, but for the price, it will get the job done if you're going for quantity. (384 characters)

Photo of Chillcloud9
5/5  rDev +90.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drinkable. Easy on the abv. Delicious ice cold on a boat. Also my local cheep beer . This or pbr. I'm not fancy. Summer pills and cloud splitter (144 characters)

Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of CloudStrife
2.53/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

24oz can poured into a tulip. Canned July 24th 2013.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow with a dense clean white head. Average amount of visible carbonation. Leaves a decent lacing behind.

S: Light malting, has the american adjust lager sweetness to it but not very strong.

T: Hardly has any flavor. Hints of malts as well as water. If you can taste the water I'm not sure thats a good beer. Bit of sweetness to it.

M: Light body, with a lot of carbonation. Supposed to be an easy drinker and I think it comes through in that regard.

Overall tough to sit down and rate a style like this. With such a light body and alcohol content the flavors are subtle. (656 characters)

Photo of mbratt93
2.29/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Well this genny from the block is certainly a whole lot lighter than J-Lo. (74 characters)

Photo of ABokononist
2.25/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of HugePlume
2.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

24 oz can poured into a pint, finished in the can. This stuff just showed up in Washington state at 7-11 stores so I figured I'd try what I figured was the Keystone of the East for my annual SuperBowl trash-beer consuming ritual.

A- Terrible light yellow color, most akin to urine.

S- Overwhelming aroma of ricey adjunct malting and apple-juice like sugary scents.

T- Adjunct beer taste, but it was not as dry as say a Budlight or Coors light product, had a decent finish. Still had that strange apple like essence in the background. Taste did not deteriorate as it warmed unlike many adjunct beers.

M- As expected of a light beer, highly carbonated and watery.

D- OK actually. I'd take this over any of the "bargain" lights like keystone or busch. (755 characters)

Photo of BamfBacon
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.29/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Genny Light actually bears the words "Brewmaster's Choice" on the label. Where that came from I'm not sure. Maybe it's because it's their cheapest beer to make and the brewmaster will get a bonus at the end of the year based on its cost-effectiveness. I'm not sure, but it can't be because of the flavor.
It pours a pale straw gold body beneath a full head of bright white foam that drops shortly to a wide collar and thin surface covering that leaves some nice lacing initially. Not too many bubbles can be seen rising to the surface; and the mouthfeel backs that up. It's carbonation is fairly restrained for the style, and it's more soft and smooth in the mouth than crisp. Some corn-like, sweetish malt (DMS, perhaps?) greets you in the nose and carries over into the flavor. Bitterness is kept to a minimum, and only a hint of hop flavor is found in the finish. A dull residual maltiness and touch of bitterness linger in the mouth and throat along with a touch of soapiness. It's not particularily off-putting, but I'd like to see it a little crisper. Overall, a fairly dull flavored light beer that seems to be lacking a little bit in the "refreshing" department. (1,171 characters)

Photo of Mpenders
1.24/5  rDev -52.7%

Photo of steelreserve69
1.75/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of lumpy1126
2/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
1.95/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Cheap, Genny Light be your name. Light color, whispy head, and that all too familiar lack of taste. This beer is slightly better than most lights, especially if your drinking on the cheap. (188 characters)

Photo of DerekP
3.25/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Yellow in appearance like carbonated water mixed with yellow food coloring for the purpose of staining eggs around Easter. Head doesn't stick around for long, but a slim rim does. Well carbonated.

Icy-grass aroma with mild pilsner-like qualities. Some hops surfing in the distance. Dry in the nose for the most part.

Pleasant taste. Clean and inoffensive. Enough bite to make it a beer, but still balanced with the modest tasting, pale malt character.

Hard to ask for more balance out of this little guy. It doesn't rush to conclusions as it delivers a subtle progression of bitterness, moisture, and finally, an agreeable, slow-dry cleansing. I'm interested in finding this on-tap just to see what it's made of in my favorite format.

Notes: While I find Genny Light to be a quality light beer, I'm still not a fan of the style. A once-in-the-while for me, at best. If anything, it's much better than the Big 3 (Bud Light, Miller Lite & Coors Light). (954 characters)

Photo of Jaytown1
3/5  rDev +14.5%

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Genny Light from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.