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

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Genesee Ice BeerGenesee Ice Beer

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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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 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 Ricochet
2.19/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This was a choker deal for 1.29 for a 40, so I decided to give it a whirl. It has a darker color but not much scent to speak of other than faint corn. Mouth average, ice beer, nothing more, perhaps a little creamy.

The stong alchohol flavor dominates, corn, barely detectable hops note, poured this into a glass and when it got to luke warm, it started to be barely drinkable. Another high ICE beer than demands cold and suffers as it warms.

Not bad from Genny, but I'd prefer regular Genny if I had the choice between the two. Still prefer Genny Red, but have only seen it in thirtys here in Cleveland.

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Photo of FranklinPCombs
2.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is always a good fallback on a Saturday night at college for 2 reasons. In Rochester, this stuff is dirt cheap ($11 for a 30-rack), and of course, the higher octane of ice beers in general. Now thats about as good a reason as I can find to drink this beer. Its the typical light, perfeclty clear urine color that you'd expect from a "macro" with plenty of not so delicious looking froth that soon dies to a struggling layer of top. The bubbles never really stop escaping the bottom of the glass. The smell is slightly reminiscent of a brewery (ie. unfinished beer), which isnt necessarily good in my mind. The taste is bearable, hints of malt and yeast masked with a slightly over-alcoholic metal taste. Mouthfeel when on the warmer side is slightly wretched (like theres something caught at the back of your throat). In the Genny line, this would be one end of the spectrum (less taste, more alcohol), whereas the Genny Cream would be my preferred medium (more taste, only slightly less alcohol). But as a denizen of the fine city of Rochester, I dont have anything but praise for Genny and their fine beers.

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Photo of steinlifter
2.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

poured a mid golden, sudsy head with little retention, smell was sweet and grainy, taste wasn't too bad, typical adjunct lager, bit of sweetness, a bit more flavor than I expected, mouthfeel was watery high carbonated, and a bit creamy. drinkability is average at best, nothing I would seek out, but not as bad as I thought it might be.

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Photo of Shiloh
2.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing great here but acceptable in a pinch. The colour is a deep golden hue with very limited head and minimum carbonation. The body is thin and the aroma is highly of yeast.
Taste is evenly balanced with a very slight edge to the malts and marginal grainy start.
It finishes reasonably well with no lingering after taste.
Not recomended, but if you must...

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Photo of psugrad98
2.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light straw with moderate carbonation and head. Sweet smelling with dextrin-like quality. Plump carbonation. Nothing like cooked veggies in my beer. Strong sweet alcohol finish and aftertaste. Slightly better here in bottle than in can.

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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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Photo of John
3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Putting aside perceptions of "cheap beer" or any other preconcieved notions...this really is not bad beer. Light gold, white, bubbly head. Carbonation is prickly, steady. A bit of sweetness is present suggesting perhaps some corn. Hops and grains are balanced relatively well. Sure cut the dust well and quenched my thirst on my bro's moving day.

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Photo of Jason
2.91/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz sliver and black can with no description of the beer. No freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Lightly weathered golden hue, good frothing of the white head that subsides to a thin lace and sticks a bit.

Smell: Sweet grainy aromas with a discord of cooked corn and veggies makes for only a semi-clean nose.

Taste: Oddly light viscous in the crisp mouth feel to feign a bigger body than what it actually is … moderate, carbonation is at a medium to high level. Sweetness is high with a growing but not overpowering cloyingness. Malt flavour is obviously thin from the start, cooked corn grits and mildly brash alcohol with a simple hop bitterness cut a little into the sweetness. Grain flavours a remnants of the cooked grits in the finish.

Notes: This fits into the “ice beer” mold, nothing to get excited about just a plain lager with a slightly pumped up alcohol in comparison to its counterpart. If it has a cheaper price tag than it probably is worth it but the you get what you pay for also.

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