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

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BA SCORE
62
poor

499 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 27.69%
Wants: 9
Gots: 48 | 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: 499 | Reviews: 204
Photo of scottbrew4u
2.69/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Best consumed fast to not have the lingering corn sweetness stick around too long.

Photo of DarthVorador
1.58/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Somewhere between high life & Banquet in flavor, comparable to BMC swill.

Photo of Paulie777
2.44/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

This beer will quench your thirst. Its a hard working beer for a hard working guy that wants to kick back a few. It'll get you laid in a bar, its great with the friends. Nothing posh, but an honest beer for the blue collar stiff. Grab a case, get laid, watch NASCAR or golf. Life is good.

Photo of gopens44
1.49/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Awkwardly bitter. Just doesn't have even a small bit of balance. Hits with fake bitter, exits with syrupy sweet corniness.

Photo of Chillcloud9
1.8/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 5

Never developed a taste. Love my local beer though

Photo of maryftaylor1
1.25/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

My dad says he used to drink this when he was a poor college kid, not sure why anyone would want it otherwise, unless for novelty., which is why I have it.

Photo of ArchimedesSox
2.09/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A: Golden crystal clear straw color, decent 1/2 inch white head,

S: Not much, sweetness, grain, maybe a little hops

T: Sweet grain taste, grass, slight hop bitterness at the end

M: Light to medium, lively carbonated

O: Nothing special, definetly have had better in this style but it could be worse.

Photo of jdonley1180
2.1/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Look, this isn't a beer to over analyze. I think it's the best of the bad Macro beers. It's a tad sweeter, and has a bit of a cracker like flavor to go along with the corn adjunct. Drink it ice cold on a hot day and it's worth the pennies you pay for it.

Photo of HeyItsRuss
2.49/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I ran into this brand travelling back to Utah from Idaho and stopping for some "real beer" on the way. I was kind of excited when I saw it as I remember some Air Force Security Police buddy in 1982 at Dyess AFB TX always raving about the Cream ale made by same brewer. So if their was a "Nostalgia" rating button they would score higher. That said..too sweet and where's the hops? 17.99 for 30 pack is sure cheap though!

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Sampled last night on 3/11/15. Single 12-ounce brown squat bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage "Lowenbrau" handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a clear straw-yellow in color with a thin white cap. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of some grassy grains with a light hint of corn. Pretty much the same is said for the taste as well. Lighter-bodied with above average carbonation, that is why all the tiny streaming bubbles. Drinkable but that is about it. Nothing special and is cheap BUT then again you get what you pay for. Typical 'American Adjunct Lager' brew actually with some better than others. Not my type of brew style.

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
3.5/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good backyard bbq/party beer.

Photo of rderedin
3.35/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.25

Really not very good. I think rating for look and feel is BS so I give them all 5's.

Photo of Yeldarb92
1.97/5  rDev -24.2%
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 -5.8%
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 Lovethemhopps
2.78/5  rDev +6.9%
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 -37.3%
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 Living816
3.75/5  rDev +44.2%

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 woemad
2.81/5  rDev +8.1%
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 nook879
3.48/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Went to the store in search of Red Stripe, Old Milwaukee or some other ...yeah ...cheap American beer. Saw Genesee sitting on the shelf for ...85 cents a 24oz can! Didn't take a calculator to figure out that's less than bottled water even with a 10 cent deposit. Not a bad brew but drink it cold....this is a great lawnmower hot summer day listen to the ballgame beer!
I give it a solid 4.00 because how can you beat an eight pack for under $4.00?
Light on the palate as well as the pocketbook....maybe a hint of metallic out of the can as it warms up but hey...that's your fault! No unpleasant aftertaste and a smooth drinking lager.

Photo of joe12pk
3.11/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

24 oz. can for $1.09 poured into my coke glass.

A - Straw. Minimal head dissipates quickly. Slight lacing stops after a few drinks.

S - Corn.

T - Corn, grains, and hops. Goes down sweet with a tiny bit of staleness at the end.

M - Medium to light. Properly carbonated.

O - Good session beer. It's a bit like Budweiser, except this tastes like a real beer. This would be a great lawnmower beer if I had lawn.

Photo of watermelon
3.56/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24 oz can poured into a shaker pint

A: Clear straw yellow with a big white head, Fair amount of lacing ad retention.

S: Corn and booze

T: Adjunct grains

M: Crisp and light pretty standard

O:Pretty typical AAL a good choice because its cheaper then most

Photo of Beerwolf666
3.88/5  rDev +49.2%
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*

Photo of Homebrewkingpin
3.99/5  rDev +53.5%
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.

Photo of utopiajane
3.13/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of nicholas2121
3.4/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Genesee Beer brewed by Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. The brew has an ABV of 4.50% This Genesee beer is beer you drink when you are in a special mood. This Brew comes to us from New York State. The brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. The smell is corn and malts with grains. This is a your everyday american style beer. No bad but not good. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. This beer has a little bit of a bite to it. The taste is nice and clean. This beer is low priced. The smell is that of your american style beer. A nice amber color. The mouthfeel is nice and clean, also this brew is smooth.I drink this beer when there is nothing else to drink or I wan't to change it up.
I would buy this brew again.

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Genesee Beer from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
62 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.