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

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Genny Light
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BA SCORE
60
poor

177 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 2.45
pDev: 30.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-17-2001)
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animal69

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev +2%

02-15-2012 19:14:59 | More by animal69
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LJWalker

Alabama

2/5  rDev -18.4%

02-08-2012 04:06:20 | More by LJWalker
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -59.2%

01-31-2012 03:13:48 | More by slimntubbs
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AndrewM90

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -38.8%

01-28-2012 01:45:25 | More by AndrewM90
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electtodefer

New York

2/5  rDev -18.4%

01-13-2012 23:20:11 | More by electtodefer
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Pskiv

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +63.3%

12-23-2011 01:25:06 | More by Pskiv
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djrn2

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -18.4%

12-17-2011 19:56:24 | More by djrn2
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +22.4%

12-16-2011 01:24:15 | More by Gregwa
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HockeytownBrew

Michigan

2.1/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

A : The usual ultra pale yellow, very clear. Pretty moderate sized head that leaves behind some nice lacing.

S : Ever so faint grains. Bit of the usual old adjuncts.

T : Same as the scent. Adjuct grains and an ever so slight sweetness round this one out.

M : Very thin. Nice amount of carbonation.

D : Extremely easy drinkability. Nice for slamming back.

Meh.

Serving type: can

12-15-2011 20:22:49 | More by HockeytownBrew
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lumpy1126

Ohio

2/5  rDev -18.4%

12-14-2011 11:27:36 | More by lumpy1126
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alee42

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +22.4%

12-14-2011 04:28:07 | More by alee42
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pogoowner

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -18.4%

12-04-2011 03:22:35 | More by pogoowner
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codon2004

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -18.4%

11-30-2011 00:13:40 | More by codon2004
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Another6Pack

Michigan

3/5  rDev +22.4%

11-26-2011 14:52:22 | More by Another6Pack
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -49%

11-22-2011 02:20:44 | More by jmdrpi
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tclapper

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +22.4%

11-17-2011 21:05:40 | More by tclapper
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev +12.2%

11-17-2011 15:59:44 | More by victory4me
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Spikester

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev +55.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 24 ounce can.
Pours clear pale gold with a considerable white head. Some minor lacing.
Grainy smell.
Tastes like a Canadian macro. Malty with a touch of hops in the finish.
Excellent mouthfeel for the style. Carbonation is just right and hangs in to the end.
My first Genny Light. New presence in my home area. I will buy more if it can be found in the 12 or 16 ounce size. I like the 3.6% abv. also. If you are going light it should be under 4% IMO.
I think I found my new lawnmower beer!

Serving type: can

07-08-2011 06:16:41 | More by Spikester
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz Can

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, corn, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains malts and a light corn syrup sweetness. The beer finishes with a clean/crisp grainy aftertaste.

Overall – You're not going to be blown away by the taste of this beer by any means.. but for the style it actually isn't half bad. I purchased 30 of these for a recent camping trip and they worked out well. They have a bit of a sweet malty taste that kind of sets it apart from the other beers in it's category. I'd buy it again.

Serving type: can

06-29-2011 17:52:01 | More by spinrsx
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.28/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled on June 24, 2011. It pours pale yellow with a fizzy white head. The aroma is full of corn and grain with a dim hop backdrop. The body is actually pretty good for a light lager. It is better than watered down. The taste hjas a dash of malts with a fresh hop bite at the end. An acceptable macro.

Serving type: can

06-25-2011 02:07:54 | More by puboflyons
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keeganfrank

Ohio

3.13/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden and sudsy with lots of carbonation. Has an initial aroma of dank skunkiness that goes away after the beer has breathed for a minute. Dry grain aroma with some sugary undertones. Tastes of dry vegetables and grain. Has pretty decent flavor and a lot of body for a light beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 15:30:35 | More by keeganfrank
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Very clear yellow color. Fluffy head that leaves some lacing.

S-Very faint smell. Has the generic macro scent. Kinda goofy, a little skunky. Grains are the only real detectable scent besides the metal from the can.

T-A bit more flavor than one may expect. Very light still, but not as watery as many of the same lineage. Really not that bad, has a pretty crisp and refreshing aftertaste. Light enough to pound several of them but still kinda tastes like beer.

M-Very light. Watery. Nice crispness. Goes down easy and leaves a awkwardly pleasant aftertaste.

D-Yeah, this is drinkable. The fact that it is about %.5 less alcohol than other light beers is a setback because if you are trying to get hammered, its a few extra beers to drink. But the taste is better than expected. Overall, for the cheapest 30 rack at my college's local liquor store. I cannot complain.

Serving type: can

04-08-2011 00:42:02 | More by VelvetExtract
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev +33.9%
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).

Serving type: can

03-09-2011 01:15:30 | More by DerekP
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HugePlume

Washington

2.7/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: can

03-03-2011 04:52:50 | More by HugePlume
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.05/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

Serving type: can

02-24-2011 18:58:30 | More by richkrull
Genny Light from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.