Genesee NA
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

Genesee NAGenesee NA
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Low Alcohol Beer
Ranked #57
Ranked #47,162
1.97 | pDev: 27.92%
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
New York, United States
Genesee NAGenesee NA
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 16
Photo of nicholas2121
2.81/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Genesee NA brewed by Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. This Non Alcoholic brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a small white head. The non alcoholic brew has an ABV of less than 0.5% Genesee NA has a beer smell to it. You pick up on a hit of grains and malts. There is a slight sweetness to the smell of this brew. Not a whole lot to write home about, but it is what it is. Now for the taste is light and watery. You pick up on faint notes of grins and malts. For what it worth this is a nice clean crisp drinking brew. Has the mouth feel of water. Now I giving this non alcoholic brew a honest review. I have tried other non alcoholic brews on the market and for the most part they are all the same. This one lacks flavor. I thought there honestly would be more to this brew. However I would buy this brew again to charge it up a bit. If you are looking for a non alcoholic brew with flavor this is not it. Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co., Did a decent job with this brew.
I will give it this it is a refreshing brew.
Overall I'm giving Genesee NA , a 3 out of 5. Not the best NA brew I have had but not the worst.

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Photo of VABA
2/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A-Pours a straw color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has slight malt hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a slight malt flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent beer

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Photo of milkbaby9
1.34/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12oz can (no date code) into Dartington ultimate lager glass. 2 finger white head goes to a little ring around the edges quickly. A few minor spots of foam cling to the glass as it's drunk down. Sparklingly clear straw yellow color.

Aroma is hint of grassy rubberyness. Taste is water with a tinge of corn and lightly sweet cornflakes breakfast cereal. Carbonation was low to medium low.

Finishes starting lightly sweet then the taste of tap water. No body at all, pure wateryness. Like drinking a low sugar watery soda or taking a poor pale lager and watering it down with semi-flat seltzer water.

I got an itch to try some non-alcoholic beers, and when I saw this at the market for $2.99/sixer, I figured for that low a price, how could I lose? After drinking this, I feel like I totally wasted $2.99!

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Photo of tone77
2.14/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very pale yellow color with no head to speak of. Smell was also virtually non-existent, a hint of grains. Taste was also weak, to put it mildly. A bit metalllic, slight bitterness. Feels watery in the mouth and has average drinkability. Maybe it is just this style, but I didn't enjoy this beer at all.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.46/5  rDev +75.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

This should have been part of The CANQuest (TM) just past 300 reviews, but I could (past tense of CAN) not lay hands on it. Many thanks to tone77 for his CANtinuous CANtributions in support of this madness.

I had an initial pour of just under a finger's worth of bubbling, bone-white head that tried to reduce to wisps but could not quite achieve it. Instead, I got a film of head that CANtinued to bubble and burble away. Color was a light golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose reminded me of an adjunct lager in terms of its inherent honey and grain-like sweetness. Mouthfeel was much too thin to be of any merit. Way watery and I CANnot forgive that! Still, it had a light sweetness, lager-like, albeit muted. Finish was pleasant, slightly refreshing, worth drinking, if you are in the mood for an N. A. beer, as my uncle was this past Saturday, then this has to rank up there, in my book, for the style. Put this in your cooler for the people who request such things.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From can no. 0610-R-10:25. Sampled on May 23, 2010. About the only thing you can say about NA or LA beers is that they moisten your throat on a hot day. Pale straw colored pour followed with quickly dissolving fizzy white head and no lacing. The aroma is like malt-flavored water and the taste is a bit more grainy but also very much like malt-flavored water. Thin mouthfeel. There is not much else to say about it.

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Photo of Brad007
2.18/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ok, I'm going to explain why I review low-alcohol beer. I've always been under the impression that beer with no alcohol is basically malty water and tasteless. So, even though I have hope that there will be non-alcoholic beer that has a bit of flavor, I really don't think such a thing exists.

Pours a light golden color with a one-finger head and what appears to be ample carbonation into my glass.

Aroma is sweet and grainy and not much else. Seems about right for the style.

Taste is light, sweet and grainy. Seems rather rough in the middle and fades to nearly nothing in the back.

Mouthfeel is the same I guess. Lingering sweetness, graininess and etc, etc.

Not as offensive as I thought it would be. Less of the "ginger ale" taste and more of the malty, grainy beer flavor. I suppose you could enjoy this more than a few other NA beers that I've reviewed.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.47/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Appearance: Clear, yellow body with a thin, bubbly, white head.

Smell: Light pale malt and corn with the scent of a filthy dog's mouth equally filthy mouth. Bleh.

Taste: Light pale malts with some corn husks stirred in. Very unclean. They scrubbed out the alcohol and replaced it with, well, I don't know, but it's all kinds of awful. Like a dog belched up something awful in the brew prior to canning.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Terrible! Some of these NA beers can be quite ghastly. And needlessly so!

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
1.2/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

From a 12oz can - Pours a clear light pale yellow. Not pretty at all. Smells exactly like an ashtray or cigar smoke. Worst smelling beer ever! Below average carbonation. First sip is almost flavorless with just a tad of hops and malts ...almost water like. I can not imagine consuming this product.

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Photo of Drew966
1.63/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Genesee NA pours a very pale straw color with a thick fluffy white head from a twelve ounce can. Doesn't smell very good, a bit sulfury. Well, I really want to say it hardly tastes like anything. Maybe a slight sour flavor, and some leftover chemical flavor. Not recommended.

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Photo of tgbljb
2.15/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pouered a pale yellow with large white puffy head that quickly faded. Smell is so minmal as to almost non-existent, with maybe a slight sweetness present. Taste is also very minimal with a starnge sweetish texture. Finish is somewhat unpleasant. There are much better NA's avaliable.

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Photo of Ricochet
1.38/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

It is with extreme displeasure that I rated this "beverage". It was 4.49 for a 12 and I'm wondering what to do with the other 10. Maybe I can use them as paperweights?

It's light looking, it has almost no smell, in the mouth it feels like any other beer beverage, but that's the good part. It's flavorless. Oh, there is a little taste, kind of like drinking a sour-tasting soda water. I kept swigging/swishing/hoping something would come around to my palette but other than a slight can taste, NOTHING. I'm only trying the NAs so I'd have something to drink on New Years, but YIKES.

I tried mixing this with a shot of liquor, and two sips later , down the sink it went. Steer clear of this "brew" unless soda water that tastes metallic and a little sour is your thing. Go with Old Milwaukee NA, at least that resembles beer!

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Genesee NA from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 55 out of 100 with 16 ratings