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Genesee Beer - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
62
poor

480 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 480
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 2.61
pDev: 27.97%
Wants: 8
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

Brewed with six-row barley malt, corn grits and hops from the Yakima Valley.
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Ratings: 480 | Reviews: 192 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of SaarSalim
2.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
1.97/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Grew up on this shitty beer and will always drink it because it gets the job done.

Photo of BernShark
2.45/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

My NY cheap beer of choice. Never tasted that good but proud to drink it.

Photo of fellmaniak
3/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Lovethemhopps
2.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

There is not much going on with this beer, but for this style of beer, it is not bad. I actually enjoy it. It brings back the great memories of college, just like when you pop into a PBR!

Photo of dacrza1
1.63/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

DATE TASTED: January 11, 2015... GLASSWARE: Ommegang pokal... OCCASION: cataloging my beers of the year--slow-motion spread sheet fun... APPEARANCE: glittering, shimmering golden body; snow white head that frizzles swiftly; sudsy inadequate residue... AROMA: toasty, oaty malts that pluck the nostrils; a secondary biscuit and sweet malts; slightly pungent finish... PALATE: oily, slightly effervescent; overall, a clean glass-emptying kind of lager ...TASTE: sweet, corny and grainy, with a malty base; not very balanced, with the ping that suggests a 40 oz.... OVERALL: when it was 36 cans for $10 (with a $5 mail-in rebate), it was a winner; now, its primary function is lining the top part of my beer fridge to keep its coldness; a mostly tolerable, predictable, unimpressive lager that only goes well after a few better beers have been consumed...

Photo of Duffman79
2.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of taters21
2.27/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mister_Faucher
2/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of Living816
3.75/5  rDev +43.7%

Not a bad beer at all. These big dogs are $1.50 at the local gas station. It's not a fancy brew, but as low end lagers goes, I am quite fond. It's crisp, with a slight frutiness and subtle crackery sweetness. Nil bitterness. No hops. It's the kind of beer you drink when you just want a plain ol beer. Style wise, when compared to it's peers, it's certainly the best among them. I'll take this any day if my options are Bud, Miller or Coors.

Photo of harryhops
2.48/5  rDev -5%

Photo of DCH
3.25/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of TEKNISHE
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of ajm5108
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of woemad
2.81/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Patriotic-looking (not the one pictured here) 16oz can from a 6-pack purchased at a local Grocery Outlet for $5.79. No clear freshness date, though the bottom of the can is stamped “1704 12:03.” Maybe this means April 17th, but what year? Who knows…

Poured a clear straw color, with a big, sudsy and noisy white head that remained in place for a couple of minutes, then began a rapid decline, though a foamy collar remained throughout it’s time in my glass. Lots of tiny bubbles could be seen hurtling skyward. Spotty lace left on the sides of my Boston Lager glass.

Cereal grains made up the nose, which was mercifully skunk-free, but was otherwise not that interesting.

The taste was about what one would expect for the style: malty up front, almost no hop flavor, and a clean finish. Again, there’s no skunkiness or crude, grainy harshness that sometimes seems like a given for the style.

Light bodied, with a decent mouthfeel – it’s a little watery, but given the style, it’s not bad

I was afraid this would be like the Silver Stallion I once encountered at the same place, but this was a decent, no-frills macro-style lager. Unlike other beer “finds” in such stores, this didn’t appear to have been sitting on a shelf for a long time, and was pretty drinkable for what it was. By no means was this something I’d tell someone to seek out, as it’s pretty interchangeable for many other, similar, beers, but for the same price I’d buy it again.

Photo of Two10tim
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Taylor12
5/5  rDev +91.6%

Photo of Beef_Curtains
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Jeff_ODell
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Srkolodn
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of zwalls44
1.24/5  rDev -52.5%

Photo of bluehende
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of buzzedup
1.5/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of mmosh
1.92/5  rDev -26.4%

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Genesee Beer from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.