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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

197 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 2.43
pDev: 30.86%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | 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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Photo of Dapper_Dan_Man
1.25/5  rDev -48.6%

Dapper_Dan_Man, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of SickGnar
2.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Very pale pastel yellow and brilliantly clear. Decent size rocky white head that leaves a bit of lacing.

S: Faint, faint whiff of a beer-ish sort of hint of a smell that mostly makes me think of adjunct grain.

T: Not all that much of anything. Husky grain and cooked veggies with just sort of barely there bitterness that is washed over by a not all that strong adjunct sweetness.

M: Thin, weak, water body. Firm CO2, but not over carbonated.

D: The label looks like a water bottle - a nice blue splashing wave. How fitting. Truth in advertising. NE USA hillbilly H2O.

SickGnar, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of bewareOFpenguin
1.95/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

bewareOFpenguin, Oct 17, 2002
Photo of jsisko01
4.08/5  rDev +67.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with an inch thick, soapy white head that dissipates in under a minute. It leaves a pretty nice lacing.

Smell - Pale malts, corn, and grains.

Taste - Sweet with bready malts, grains, and light on the corn.

Mouthfeel - Medium/creamy body with high carbonation.

Overall - This is pretty much your average light lager. Maybe a little better. It's good.

jsisko01, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of dubmax
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

dubmax, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Portertime
1.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

People always rave about this beer when they come to my liquor store in Florida. "You have Genny from New York? I drank this all the time!" So I said why not, I have only been disgusted with every other light beer, why shouldn't this be an exception? Pours a cloudy canary yellow color. Tastes of watery hops and some cereal grains like ground up Cheerios afte they've been sitting in milk for four hours. Cheap as dirt though so I didn't mind spending the 75 cents for the bottle.

Portertime, Apr 17, 2008
Photo of stella77artois
2.5/5  rDev +2.9%

stella77artois, May 25, 2013
Photo of CBFanWish
2.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A very light yellow color that leads to a foamy head. The smell was very skunky. I have faith in the pub that I had this at, so it had to be the beer, not the lines. The taste was very watery. A small taste of hops, but not anything to brag about. Genny keeps up with the light beer tradition of being just a bad beer.

CBFanWish, Dec 13, 2003
Photo of pep
2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

pep, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Johnct
1.78/5  rDev -26.7%

Johnct, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of schaffer9252
2/5  rDev -17.7%

schaffer9252, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of beerprovedwright
3.3/5  rDev +35.8%
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.

beerprovedwright, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of SometimesIfart
1.24/5  rDev -49%
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.

SometimesIfart, Jan 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +13.2%

tgatort, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of kguyty
3/5  rDev +23.5%

kguyty, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of dmk91
1.5/5  rDev -38.3%

dmk91, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of berserker256
2.8/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

berserker256, Jan 31, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +44%

pjbfromkc, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Mpenders
1.24/5  rDev -49%

Mpenders, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of wiseguy142
2.9/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

wiseguy142, Sep 15, 2008
Photo of pogoowner
2/5  rDev -17.7%

pogoowner, Dec 04, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -7.4%

ABokononist, Aug 07, 2012
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2/5  rDev -17.7%

electtodefer, Jan 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev +23.5%

skydogpenn, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of psugrad98
2.88/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

psugrad98, Jun 02, 2002
Genny Light from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.