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

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461 Ratings

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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 28.46%
Wants: 7
Gots: 23 | 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:
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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5/5  rDev +92.3%

Nyy5115, Oct 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +92.3%

chrisdexter, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of LWG1970
4.43/5  rDev +70.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Found this at a Local Pizza Carry out joint.. Thought I'd try it..Pours Golden Yellow.. Nice Smell. Easy to drink.. GOOD BEER flavor, Not to strong. Not watery.. Nice Lacing of the foam as I drank it..

A good GREAT tasting simple Lager..

And a Six pack of 16oz Cans was $3.99

If you can get it, TRY it at least ONCE..

LWG1970, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of RheinSchaefer85
4.38/5  rDev +68.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up the Heritage 12 Pack today of Genesse today at Portchester Beer Dist. (great Place to go to get Beer) Now the Heritage 12 Pack comes with the Cream Ale and the 12 Horse Ale as well. The Beer is good better than some of the other Adjunct American Lagers and Better than Pabst. It dosen't really have a taste to it but most American Adjunct lagers but its a little bit Sweeter in taste . Overall its worth Trying .

RheinSchaefer85, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Ptelea
4.22/5  rDev +62.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For this style of beer the appearance is slightly darker- still very typical. The smell has some adjucts(corn) but not offensive. The taste is smooth with more character than the average American Lager. Highly drinkable --great smooth taste (crisp/nice carbonation)!!! Can be used to wash down wings during the Super Bowl.

Ptelea, Feb 03, 2008
Photo of buzzgreg
4.18/5  rDev +60.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer and a good price- harder to find now in Southern Teir NY. Genny Cream is very good too, but can't find it anymore ontap- too bad most people drink tastless beers like bud, and coors- miller- all forigne owned now... Wish more poeple would support American Brewers. Thanks Genny for being in there !

buzzgreg, Jan 28, 2009
Photo of Homebrewkingpin
4.01/5  rDev +54.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

appearance light yellow straw

smell not too much there nothing bad corn lightly hopped

taste clean refreshing as good as any of the macro beers

mouthfeel good carbonation level not heavy or too sweet

at this price point $12.99 for a 30 pack near me
its hard to beat for a watching the game beer.

Homebrewkingpin, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +53.8%

westcott, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +53.8%

BrewinHeadBanger, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +53.8%

athouve1, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +53.8%

crb201, Dec 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +53.8%

grahambo, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +53.8%

gshak, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +53.8%

chadmbogo, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +53.8%

shinerod, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of clh323
3.98/5  rDev +53.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What can I say, it was much better than I expected though the expectations were low. A lot better than the cheap beers and the price was very inexpensive. The price has risen recently so I think the original low cost was to attract a market share.

I can't say I won't have some of this around for nipping at when I'm workin' around the place.

clh323, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of mave
3.95/5  rDev +51.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been drinking this swill for years and love it hope it stays arround as long as i do, this beer has a clean crisp taste, holds a good head and most important after pounding genny all nite you wake up with no hangover,so get 30 and go for it your boss will think you had pepsi all nite.

mave, May 17, 2005
Photo of riversider76
3.9/5  rDev +50%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Around here you either love it or hate it! It pours a nice golden color,with a good amount of head. Full flavor with no bad after taste. Refreshing, but not too light. I would take it over a Bud any day. No rice or other fillers either. 3.99 for a six pack of bottles. You can't go wrong!

riversider76, Jul 23, 2005
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3.9/5  rDev +50%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

I bought a 12 pack of Genny cans today, haven't had any in maybe 30 years. Was pleasantly surprised and wondered why I took so long to come back to our local brewer. Big head, left a little lacing. A slightly sweet taste and smell, and a toasty aftertaste which I had completely forgotten about over the years. Not a lot of carbonation after the pour. Goes good with food, especially with a local delicacy - a Zweigle's white hot. Try it, you might like it.

TrouserSneeze, Dec 23, 2006
Photo of Beerwolf666
3.89/5  rDev +49.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

hahahahaha~how all the "Beer Snobs" just LOVE Bashing American adjunct Lagers..lmao,this Beer is awesome,13 bucks for a 30 pack!!! hey I LOVE all types of Beer,Including crazy priced "Craft Beer" [20 bucks a 6er and up] But I am just a Blue collar Working guy,who bust his ass for 15 bucks an hour and for what "Genesee Beer" is,it is TOP NOTCH! smooth,refreshing,these babies slide right down and taste GR8! and are every bit as good as Bud,Miller,Coors, or pretty much ANY American Adjunct Lager...which I Myself enjoy a gr8 Deal,so all you "Lager" Haters can F>>k off and go pay your 10,15,20+ Bucks a 6er for some shit you think is "Amazing"!..however most of you "Snobs" would not know a Decent Beer if it bit your ass off and stole your BMW...why do so many of you Beer Snobs hate American Lagers so much anyway? ....I guess it really does not matter why,because those of us that actually WORK for a living will always,ALWAYS Enjoy an Ice Cold American Lager after a hard days work,and appreciate the price point of a VERY Good Beer,~Beerwolf666*

Beerwolf666, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of ElCommodoro
3.89/5  rDev +49.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a great little adjunct lager....for an adjunct lager. I'm going to go ahead and rate it within its style because why not. It's very very smooth, inoffensive, and has a supremely pleasant mouthfeel to it while delivering a desirable taste. It's got all the basics. The basics that you'd think are the bare minimum for a beer, but many of the most popular brands seem to almost TRY to sink below that. This, however, is a great go-to inoffensive lager. I can honestly say I enjoyed it. The extremely light colour worried me at first, but the lacing on my glass mug was decent and it had more taste than it looked like it would. I made a good choice by giving this a try.

ElCommodoro, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.88/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can purchased at Shaw's in Derry. Pours a crystal-clear light hay-yellow body with a good inch of rim-hugging off-white head that slowly dissipates. Cereal grain dominates the aroma - malt and corn most notably, with just a hint of citrussy grassy hops. Tastes sweet, with cereal grains and cooked corn initially, and a bit more hops than I'm used to getting from the style, expressing themselves mostly as a grassy citrussy presence toward the finish. Finishes clean, as it should for the style. Nothing to complex or profound, but a simple easy drinking macro-style lager that's better than most, and a good quaffable brew for hot summer days like today.

MrHurmateeowish, Jul 24, 2009
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.85/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have only sampled this beer twice (in 1997 on a road trip in Pennsylvania and in 2010, when I bought a 6-pack of 12oz. cans in Maryland). Well, Genesee is an ordinary beer, but it's good. Yes, it has the stereotypical thick, white head, clear, straw color, watery mouth-feel, and crisp finish. I found it to be a tad bit more hopped than others of its ilk, however. All in all, I like this style, and I like this brand. I'd recommend a try. If you like common, American style lagers, you'll probably enjoy this. Genesee Cream Ale (I tried it in Florida in 2009) is also very good.


RonaldTheriot, Jun 14, 2010
Photo of startreker
3.75/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Given the fact of what expenses are today, I`ve been looking for a "Go To Beer" Well, I`ve found it!! For the longest time I`ve shyed away from Genesee beer. Thats because the price is so ridiculosy inexpensive, I figured it must be awful! Man was I wrong!! Theres no way Im going to compare this to a craft beer, as that would not be the fair thing to do. Compared to BMC, I think this beer has got it all over those boys easily!

Drank it straight from the can, no metalic taste whatsoever. There is no aroma to this beer, But hell that sure beats being welcomed by the "Skunk"!

Tastes like an AAL, but much better. Its not at all overly sweet, And has a bit of hops notes in the finish.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, But drink it ice cold. As it warms up you will get the adjuncts gracing your palate.

Overall Im very pleased, and find this a very easy beer to drink! No bad aftertaste even after having several of them. If your`e on a tight budget, and cant always afford a craft beer, definitely give Genesee beer a go!! You just cant go wrong for 13.99 for a 30 pack!!

startreker, Aug 21, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +44.2%

WallingBrew, Jul 03, 2013
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Genesee Beer from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.