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

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BA SCORE
63
poor

390 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 390
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 27.76%


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:
Brewed with six-row barley malt, corn grits and hops from the Yakima Valley.

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

California

2.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Zach brought this back from Rochester, NY.

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Body is crystal clear and very pale yellow. Shows very active carbonation. A soft, white, fizzy head formed on top right away and retained pretty well throughout the session. Nice lacing too.

Smell: Corn and other adjuncts dominate the nose. Partly sweet, partly skunky; nothing to look forward to.

Taste: Inoffensive and uncreative, but isn;t that what an adjunct lager is all about? I taste a touch of corn and some very mild grassy hops. Lager yeast is quite prevalent (relative to those other flavors). Flavor is weak, but tolerable.

Mouthfeel: Very light, very fizzy, clean and malty. The high carbonation leaves the mouth feeling a bit fuzzy afterward. I only drank half a glass and I already feel bloated. Bleh.

Drinkability: As far as adjunct lagers go, this is one of the better ones.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 04:24:18 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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Pours beautifully. Straw colored golden with a fat white head that fell fast and left splotchy lacing. Brilliant clarity . You could read through it. Lots of bubbles streaming up to the top./ Nose is faint light grain and a touch of cooked corn. A bit of hop herbal and perfectly clean. No fruity esters whatsoever. Just lovely. Taste is crisp with some firm carbonation. Light sweet grain, cooked corn that is sweet and delicious. There is a touch of mineral or metallic on the palate but it's from the water. This finishes dry and with a nice little bitter to tease you into more and more. Light smooth mouthfeel and you could drink this beer all day. Nothing wrong with it at all but it is thin and develops a watery quality as it warms. It also gains a bit of sour taste from the combined grains as ti warms.

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S - Very adjunct dominated with cooked grains.

T - Different than others of this type but cereal dominates with a surprisingly clean finish.

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Genesee Beer from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
63 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.