Genesee Brew House Scotch Ale
Genesee Brew House

Genesee Brew House Scotch AleGenesee Brew House Scotch Ale
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Style:
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Ranked #318
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #37,768
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 11.68%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
72
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Genesee Brew House
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
84
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Reviews by Stignacious:
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Stignacious from New York

3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 25, 2016
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keithmurray from Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a ruby red/crimson color with tan head

Smell - toffee, caramel, peat, raisin

Taste - raisin, toffee, caramel, peat

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, higher level of carbonation, slight sweetness upfront, good level of hoppiness on the back end. More carbonated/hoppy than usual for the style

Overall - this is an enjoyable attempt at the style from Genny. Worth a try

Aug 30, 2015
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 22, 2018
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

May 27, 2018
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spinrsx from Canada

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 09, 2015
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dditto2 from Ohio

3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark garnet as described. Full off-white head that doesn't dissipate too quickly. Smells sweet, carmalized, roasted malts. Taste is heavy, rich, sweet, carmalized, roasted malts, slight butterscotch flavor. Alcohol comes through but, can be easily underestimated. The feel is very heavy, almost chewy, and syrupy. Surprised at the lack of peat flavor because the only other beer of this style I have tried had quite a bit. Got a nice quick buzz reviewing one beer, more of a dessert or nightcapper. Update: the second was not very enjoyable unfortunately, too syrupy and burnt sweetness.

Feb 06, 2016
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tdm168 from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 04, 2015
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ajdemma from New York

3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dec 16, 2017
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deonreds from New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 10, 2015
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chucksim from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Oct 25, 2015
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kuhndog from New York

3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

May 29, 2015
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JoeLacy from Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 24, 2015
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BeerBucks from New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 26, 2015
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TequilaTom from Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice dark madeira with a 1 finger off-white head. Smells of caramel malts. Tastes pretty good! Better than their Imperial Black IPA (IMO). At least I am able to drink all of this one. Worth trying if you get the chance.

Feb 27, 2016
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j0hnc2468 from New York

4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 29, 2015
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Utica_Brew_Review from New York

4.37/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark auburn color with mild carbonation and heavy head. Sweet scotch alcohol aroma. Creamy caramel scotch taste with a roasted nut finish. Smooth. Slight sweetness from the alcohol. Malt complexity woven in. Wish it was a bit more peaty.

Jul 29, 2015
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Rock_Glenn from New York

1.87/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Tastes like a scotch ale from a soda fountain. Seriously bad stuff here. Off flavors of yeast attack the toungue, the carbonation is unpleasing, and the malt flavor tastes of liquid extract.

Jun 02, 2016
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Maillard from Ohio

3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nov 04, 2015
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Crowler from the Genesee Brew House.

This one pours a somewhat light brown color, with a small foamy head, and not much lacing.

This smells strangely boozy for the lower (7.5%) ABV, with a big fruitiness, toffee, and some licorice.

I usually love Genesee Brew House beers, but this didn't quite work as well for me. It's boozy and a bit thin. The flavor is mainly fruity maltiness.

This is medium bodied, but a touch thinner than I'd want it to be, with a decent level of drinkability.

This isn't one of Genny's best beers. It's still worth a try.

Dec 26, 2018
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bennettj1087 from New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 15, 2015
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DrBass from Maryland

3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 27, 2015
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utopiajane from New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours mahogany and copper with browns and sultry orange hues. A fat tan head that lasts and clings. Nose is breaddy and has a touch of sweetness on it. Dark fruit like plum and a touch of earthy peat. Faint smoke. Hopes are not prominent on the nose. Taste follows the nose all the way. The Scotch ale seems to bring a touch of complexity that the brown ale does not. It also has a full mouthfeel and that too is different from the brown. The presence of the dark fruit as prominently as to be described as plum is a hall mark of the style. So is the mouthfeel. You can equate mouthfeel to the idea of how a liquid feels on your tongue. Light would be like water, medium like whole milk which does have some body and full is like cream. This beer drinks just like the nose but has a bit sweeter palate where you do see a few hops. Their pepper and spice will lead you to their bitterness that dries the finish and leaves this one medium dry. Small bubbles that just bite a little Finishes malty and drier. Not cloying or too sweet. Perfect example of the style. Light hearted but hearty. Fun and complex but not too rich or heavy. Strong with abv but very smooth.

Apr 02, 2017
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StrangerTides from New York

3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nov 27, 2015
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nodder from New York

3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mar 31, 2016
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TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 02, 2015
Genesee Brew House Scotch Ale from Genesee Brew House
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 72 ratings