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

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2.52/5
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193 Ratings
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,460
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
193
pDev:
25.79%
Bros Score:
2.91
 
 
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of Roguer
2.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of Mardukk
2.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Looks much darker than your average adjunct ice beer. With a limited head and no lacing. The smell is of tasted malt and something astringent with a hint of alcohol.

The taste is toasted malt and not the usual corn overload you would find in this style. Not many or any off flavors.

Medium to heavy mouthfeel, with strong carbonation. This is extremely heavy for the style.

Overall, I find this to be a remarkably nice surprise for the category. It masks almost all the unpleasant characteristics you find in cheap ice beer. Oddly I find this beer to look and smell like a strong Guinness blonde. Highly recommended if you really want an adjunct ice beer.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.86/5  rDev +53.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark golden color with a small rocky white head and slow moving large carbonation bubbles moving slowly through it.

Yeasty white bread smell with some sweet notes.

Thick creamy malty sweet taste.

Feel is somewhat described in the taste above. A medium mouth feel that has a very pleasing creaminess to it. Finish was a pleasing wash of wet refreshment that drops off slowly and cleanly.

This one was a real surprise! I like several of the offerings from Genesee as they fit the bill for a tasty beer at an incredibly low price. This one I found in 24 oz. cans at our local grocery store. Since I had not seen this before I thought I would give it a try. And I am glad I did! This is a very nice creamy beer and if memory serves me it was only about $1.40 for a can. Pretty good beer for an inexpensive adjunct lager.

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Photo of Jeroberts2012
2.75/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of KACK1533
2.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.5

This is a prime example of an AAL. Deep amber color. Corny and riddled with metallic notes. Head sticks around and lasts. At 5.5% it doesn't really hurt you. Be careful though, when this warms up it becomes a whole new animal. Probably won't buy again.

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.59/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

After trying the cream ale by Genesee, I needed a cheap beer for some change and this is what I picked up.
I was really unsure because it just says "ICE Beer" on it. Not knowing what it would be like compared to the green can.
Cracked the 24 fl oz can and poured it into a lager mug, my favorite mug.
Pours a common golden color, decent foam head depending how aggressive you are with the pour.
Smell, like the green can, I couldn't smell anything, from the can I got a faint hint of your average cheap beer, but in a glass, even fi I bring my nose to it, I can't get anything.
Taste, like the green can, has a roasted malty flavor, but less than the green can. It's a good flavor, especially considernig the price and it's not watery.
Feels smooth, easy to drink, almost creamy feel to it.
Overall, for cheap stuff, it's good, I can see the taste not being appealing to some, but for the price, it's not watery, nothing much to complain about here.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
1.97/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kettle1
2.43/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AmitC
3/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Duffman79
1.98/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of VABA
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of redsoxjim
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of joe12pk
3.48/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is somewhat sweet and it finishes dry. Nothing special, but it is refreshing served ice cold.

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Photo of -Hoptimus_Prime-
1.88/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Honestly, this is a beer for the dollar-deficient working-class man who simply needs to forget the day of back-breaking work he just endured. This beer doesn't have many pleasant characteristics, other than the fact that it's cheap. A 30-rack is about $20, depending on where you are, and if you're willing to overlook what it lacks in quality, you will be satisfied with how drunk you get. Then, when you wake up in the morning, the satisfaction will quickly dissipate and in its place: agony.

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Photo of jminch
1.45/5  rDev -42.5%
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 chubenzino
2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Mister_Faucher
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BeenTired
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Iamjeff6
2/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of zeff80
2.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured out a clear yellow color with a quickly dissipating head. No lace. It smelled of corn and grain. A little metallic smell, too. This really tasted like most American Macro Lagers - corn, grain adjuncts and bitterness.

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Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
1/5  rDev -60.3%

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 57md
2.82/5  rDev +11.9%

Invited to dinner with friends and all they had in the fridge was Genny Ice. I’m game…

Dark straw color. Sure the residual corn sugars are present but this is not a terrible beer. To start, it is much more substantial in body than most AALs. The flavor profile is not bad.

Finally, the abv has been kicked up a notch but there is not real harsh or nasty alcohol burn like some AALs have when they reach higher abv levels.

Bonus: It's union made.

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Photo of misternebbie
1.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Pintwacky
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Genesee Ice Beer from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.52 out of 5 with 193 ratings