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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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beerprovedwright

Georgia

3.3/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a great showing on the head, but one finger atop a brew of light yellow, rating a 2 on the SRM beer color chart. Lace is null. Smell is faint, veggie, cereal grains, malt. Taste is also mild, but balanced and refreshing for a light beer. Flavors of cereal grains, and malt. Little alcohol, but again this is a light beer. Most mouthfeel I have had in a light beer in a long time, not great, but better than water, with a nice zip from the carbonation. Good inexpensive light beer, better than many priced higher. Another good yard work/cookout beer.

Serving type: can

01-14-2011 20:03:06 | More by beerprovedwright
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

1.24/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

A - Poured very clear yellow with a massive frothy white head. Left no lacing.

S - Light corn, Seltzer, water, paper

T - Virtually the same as the nose. Some light corn in the beginning, With a very watery finish.

M - Watery body with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, Just another light adjunct. Oh well, This stuff is $1 for a 24oz can virtually anywhere you go so you get what you pay for.

Serving type: can

01-19-2013 21:37:10 | More by SometimesIfart
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kguyty

Missouri

3/5  rDev +22.4%

07-05-2014 00:58:34 | More by kguyty
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dmk91

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -38.8%

01-01-2014 21:18:48 | More by dmk91
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berserker256

Michigan

2.8/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The Detroit area specialty beer store I go to always has beers common to other parts of the country but rare here. That why I had to buy a 30 pack of this. I've never had it before. So I pour... Very clear hay yellow color with a quickly-dissolving soap bubble head. Now it looks like diluted apple juice. Smells earthy and corn-like. Smells like just about every other macrobrewed light beer ever. But the taste is a little different. Surprising. Tastes like cereal? Cherrios, Corn Flakes... King Vitamin? This may smell like every other light beer but the taste is pleasantly surprising. Slightly sweet, grainy, and Grape Nuts good. I like it. It's still a watery beer that you'd drink mass quantities of around a campfire with your jerkoff friends but it's not bad. All beers need love. I'll cherish the time that I have with the other 29 Genny Lights.

Serving type: can

01-31-2010 21:51:37 | More by berserker256
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wiseguy142

New York

2.9/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Despite some of the outrageously low scores posted for this beer and in the spirit of the "judge according to style" mentality along with just the general drinkability of this beer, I believe this beer is remarkably average, even good considering some of its brothers in the American macro lager category. The pale, watery, corny presence is accompanied by some real flavor- flavor that is noticeably missing from some of the other super cheap beers like Natty light, etc. A bit sour and salty, really light mouthfeel, with some real (gasp) malt flavor. I don't want to have a lot of these and it's not craft brewed goodness but it is a cheap macro with some substance.

Serving type: can

09-15-2008 05:59:55 | More by wiseguy142
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pogoowner

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -18.4%

12-04-2011 03:22:35 | More by pogoowner
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schaffer9252

New York

2/5  rDev -18.4%

06-04-2014 23:39:17 | More by schaffer9252
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ABokononist

New York

2.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-07-2012 20:58:09 | More by ABokononist
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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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skydogpenn

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +22.4%

02-23-2014 16:29:17 | More by skydogpenn
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psugrad98

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Light yellow golden in color with quickly dissappearing head. Light bodied with seltzer like quality. Mildly bitter with a hint of cooked corn/rice sweetness. Very unassuming. Better than most macro light beers.

Serving type: can

06-02-2002 17:49:22 | More by psugrad98
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Lauthaha

Michigan

2.93/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 24 ounce can into a beer glass.

Appearance: Slightly above average for a light lager. Color is pale straw, head is fairly thick and leaves moderate lacing as it recedes. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Not all that good. Slightly fishy, and I mean that literally. Very grainy with just a touch of hops. High quantity of rubbing alcohol smell.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Much better than the smell, but not enough to put it in the realm of "above average" taste. A touch grassy on the palate, not a whole lot of carbonation to work with here. Very mild flavor, almost undetectable. This is definitely a session beer if I've ever tasted one. Goes down smoothly and without leaving any taste whatsoever.

Drinkability: You could easily drink several of these 24 ounce cans, and as far as light beers go, it's certainly not the worst. If you're thirsty, this will do the trick.

Eh.

Serving type: can

10-14-2010 01:32:50 | More by Lauthaha
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tgatort

Florida

2.75/5  rDev +12.2%

10-10-2013 05:45:03 | More by tgatort
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev +12.2%

06-02-2012 15:14:41 | More by HEADYdb
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wisegreensoul

New York

1.5/5  rDev -38.8%

04-14-2014 16:27:16 | More by wisegreensoul
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orcasteve

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -49%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

grain and water, a bad blast of sour corn that thank god fades fast to a finish of blah, 30 cans for 12$, i think i will leave this one for the kids (beer pong, and funnels) and all the things that make collage fun, but if you respect your taste buds you will run as far away from this one as you can, and i dident think you could get any worse than budwiser. i think this goes down as the worst beer that i have ever had

Serving type: can

06-29-2008 17:54:46 | More by orcasteve
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Maestro

Pennsylvania

1.65/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Standard Macro Lager

Smell: Standard Macro Lager

Taste: Standard Macro Lager with almost no noticeable alcohol or hops and a huge veggie taste.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly, weak, no real feel at all

Drinkability: This beer is not worth purchasing, as there is so little alcohol that all you can taste are the vegetable flavors.

Serving type: can

01-29-2006 18:23:57 | More by Maestro
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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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CaverDave

New York

2.5/5  rDev +2%

07-05-2013 22:16:36 | More by CaverDave
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sketchyhoodie

New York

3/5  rDev +22.4%

02-10-2013 04:11:29 | More by sketchyhoodie
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bushwack

Alabama

3/5  rDev +22.4%

07-18-2013 01:02:53 | More by bushwack
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BeenTired

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev +12.2%

03-17-2014 14:33:21 | More by BeenTired
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codon2004

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -18.4%

11-30-2011 00:13:40 | More by codon2004
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Brian15

Virginia

2/5  rDev -18.4%

05-28-2012 22:48:14 | More by Brian15
Genny Light from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.