Genesee Ice Beer | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
65
poor
180 Ratings
THE BROS
68
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Genesee Ice BeerGenesee Ice Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
New York, United States
geneseebeer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
112
Avg:
2.55
pDev:
25.49%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -60.8%

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1/5  rDev -60.8%

Photo of jik18
1/5  rDev -60.8%

Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
1/5  rDev -60.8%

Yuck. This is the worst beer I've had yet. Maybe I got a particularly bad can but this would have been my first drainpour if I wasn't broke at the time and hate to waste beer. But it was so metallic and astringent, not worth choking down at all.

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Photo of Graham_D_Dillon
1.12/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I really like Genesee Brewing Co. but this beer really doesn't cut it for me. I was hoping to find another great beer from Genesee but I wont be buying this again because of the taste. It's a mild flavor but what is there isn't very appealing. It's not horrible but it's not good.

Edit: I gave it another try and I'm making the rating go down. Smells and tastes like alcohol, beer, chemicals, and it burns my throat.

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Photo of jmdrpi
1.25/5  rDev -51%

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.31/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Can: Poured a bright golden color lager with a medium bubbly head with limited retention. Aroma of corn and sugar is pretty intense and somewhat gross. Taste has a sweet edge with some bad adjunct that just takes too much space. This one is real bad pale lager with way too much adjunct showing.

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Photo of jminch
1.45/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

.99 cent 24 oz. can. pretty rough. been a while since i've had this poor of quality of beer. first sip was hard, gets a little easier to handle the more you consume. ice beers were never my thing, but me thinks this one is not so good.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
1.46/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Appears a deep golden straw color much like a glass of apple juice with a fizzy bright white head forming and dwindlingly quickly. Minimal speckled lacing very thin trace amounts.

Aroma a touch of rought grain filled alcohol, cooked veggies, creamed corn. Genny Ice I had to to do it tall boy cans for a six were $3.20, talk about a cheap date.

Flavor is terrible residual sweetness from the freeze, taking water away from the standard Genesee wouldn't help the experience. Rough grain flavor, cooked veggies, a touch of green apple and evident alcohol especially for a beer only 5.5% abv.

Mouthfeel is cloying carbonation is unnatural, overall a very poor sensual experience after taste is much like stomach acid.

Drinkability not really an option for me to drink more than one of these, actually I'm not making it through a whole one. God awful terrible beer, standard Genesee is great compared to this mess.

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Photo of anon
1.49/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Grainy, pale golden beer. Rotten and musty. May be a decent choice for when you're running on pocket change; otherwise this is a no-go.

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Photo of steelreserve69
1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of brutesdad
1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of VTBrewHound
1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of robertgurley
1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

Photo of kbnooshay
1.51/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not as clean tasting as milwaukee's best ice or OM ice but this isn't horribly bad. Just bad. It just tastes more beery. Not as malty liqoury as the others. This pours a Light gold color with a good fluffy white head that dissapears quickly. The smell is less clean than the others also. Sort of a chemical corn. The taste is quite sweet. The moouthfeel is nice and crisp. Not very drinkable and there are much more drinkable ice beers out there. I don't go to an ice beer for flavor, i go to it to get smashed.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
1.53/5  rDev -40%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I don't know what posessed me to buy a can of this.

24 oz into imperial pint glass.

A- bland, dull clear yellow, huge fizzy head that settles out to nothing in a minute or two. Par for the style, although it's not very pretty.

S- Stale. Stagnant. Beer-y. Skunky.

T- soggy veggies, stale bread. Wow, this sucks. Flavors aren't too powerful, but they are very bad. Sweet grain alcohol component- not hot, but the alcohol taste is there. Prob. cause there's nothing for it to hide behind.

M- The poor flavors are thankfully obliterated by the heavy carbonation. Thanks..?

O- Aye naye. That's tirrible. Can't find much of anything positive in this one.

638

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Photo of Gehrig
1.68/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

My most recent foray into the long-past Ice beer phenomenon originating in the 1990s was an unmitigated disaster. I'm blaming Genessee mostly, though I've admittedly soured on the style. A thick patch of soda-like off-white foam tops a clear light golden body. Not bad, but it suffers with an embarrassingly short head retention. For an Ice beer, it sure does stink like Genny--same light, sweet corn malt, same simplicity. Drinking this actually makes me chuckle. It's a little strong, with the alcohol more front-and-center than even most Ice beers, but just like a suped-up Genny--thin, sweet, and elementary. As I drink, I question aloud why this beer was made--like malt liquor for Genny lovers. Bad, just plain bad.

Why these beers get made baffles me--profit motive clearly, but how is this satisfying? Is this canned hemlock for depressed people? Is it a shoddy attempt to wring cash from Genny staple drinkers looking for a little something extra that its poor canned cousin can't provide? Either way, pass and run for the hills if you encounter this.

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Photo of bewareOFpenguin
1.73/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Your usual "ice" beer. Needs to be served extremely cold to keep from gagging on the bad taste. I say, chuck this and just buy vodka. If you are that desperate to get drunk, there are better and cheaper ways.

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1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of Maestro
1.82/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This guy is a tough sell. Price was unbeatable but the beer is leaving something to ask for. The appearance is not completely yellow, but instead has a bit of an amber hue. The rest is history. Smell is quite vegetable-like and not very appetizing. Taste is very metallic and filled with all sorts of uncomfortably bad hints of rusty nails and stale popcorn. Mouthfeel is nothing to mention. This one is hard to drink. Leave it on the shelf.

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Photo of Raime
1.85/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Typical see-through yellow with a massive frothy white head. Small lacing.

S - Corn, malt, rice, aluminum

T - Sprite, rice, slight grain

M - Heavy carbonation with a light to medium body.

O - Overall, It's just another adjunct lager. No frills.

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2.55 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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