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

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312 Ratings
Genesee Bock BeerGenesee Bock Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-07-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
312
Reviews:
146
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
14.16%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 312 |  Reviews: 146
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cans purchased at the sketchy Rite-Aid down the street from my house.

Drank from the can, but I know this beer is a nice clear amber brown. Don't know much about head or lacing but I'm guessing it's not much to speak of.

Smells like sweet grain, with some nutty aromas as well.

Tastes simple, but good. Sweet grain, toasty bread and caramel. No flavor is outstandingly strong, but it doesn't really need to be.

Light bodied, crisp mouthfeel, thirst quenching for sure. Medium carbonation.

This is a classic seasonal in Western NY. It's nothing super special, but still pretty tasty anyway.

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Photo of orangesol
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of ejh06752
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of PapiMagnum
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of sketchyhoodie
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of fx20736
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a glass, served at fridge temp.

Dark amber with a 2 finger creme brulee head that recedes quickly and leaves a thinnish head.

Aroma: malty sweet with just a hint of hops. No lacing to speak of.

mouthfeel: good

taste: adjuncts come through, thinnish malt with some sweetness followed vegetal hops and a faint metallic aftertaste. Toasted caramel re-asserts itself at the end.

notes: appearance is nice, aroma is good. Taste is a disappointment.

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Photo of pinksilverstars3
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's very easy to drink with a fresh taste. It tastes even better as tonight blizzard rages on. There is no bad aftertaste. It's clean and you can drink it with anything or by itself. I find that all of the genny beers have their own taste which is a good thing. I like a cheap beer that is pleasant to drink at any time.

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Photo of VonWeissenheimer
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of chefduff2
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of 1BadblueSS
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Vonstein15
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Hobby
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of jpowers315
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of bzach
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of jbierling
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MaximusSuper
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Two 12oz cans in a large Wiezen glass. And many more after that.

A: Pours a clear, deep chestnut body with two full inches of creamy tan froth. Ok retention, moderate lace. Pretty darn attractive.

S: Entirely clean and quite pleasant, with nuttiness and some dark fruit notes being most prominent. Definitely on the malty side, which I like in a Bock. Really nice.

T: Starts out deliciously malty. Some caramel sweetness shows up midway though, and just a hint of bitterness lends balance on the finish. Everything's really nice.

M: Soft, well-carbonated and a bit on the light side of medium-bodied. Pleasant.

O: I've enjoyed it for many years, it's a genuinely good Bock, and for the price it's simply outstanding. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a high flavor-to-cost ratio.

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Photo of Tickner
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of woosterbill
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to Hopstoopid120 for throwing this one my way to review.

A: Pours a clear, deep chestnut body with two full inches of creamy tan froth. Ok retention, moderate lace. Pretty darn attractive.

S: Entirely clean and quite pleasant, with nuttiness and some dark fruit notes being most prominent. Definitely on the malty side, which I like in a Bock. Really nice.

T: Starts out deliciously malty, with fig and walnut leading the way. Some caramel sweetness shows up midway though, and just a hint of bitterness lends balance on the finish. Everything's really nice up until the aftertaste, which is marred by a metallic note. Still good despite that flaw, though.

M: Soft, well-carbonated and a bit on the light side of medium-bodied. Pleasant.

O: I wasn't expecting too much, but this really impressed me. It's a genuinely good Bock, and for the price it's simply outstanding. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a high flavor-to-cost ratio.

Cheers!

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a coppery brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, honey and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some mild sweetness from flavors of honey and caramel come in. The hops presence is also mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of deapokid
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of billab914
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into my Dogfish glass. It poured a clear, mahogany color with a frothy, off white colored head to it. Really nice looking color.

The aroma shows a lot of grainy, sweet malts to it with a touch of caramel coming out. I get a little bit of a tart, crisp fruit presence to it as well. It feels pretty light, crisp and clean.

The taste also shows a lot of grainy sweetness to it, but the caramel shows up a little more prominently. There is a crisp, slightly tart fruitiness that shows up more towards the finish. Pretty crisp, clean, lager finish to it.

The mouthfeel is light with carbonation being moderate. Overall, it was light, easy drinking, and pretty flavorful. It was a decent beer of the style as well. I thought it was pretty good overall, I'd choose it over other similarly priced, lighter beer.

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Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Buggies
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Genesee Bock Beer from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
3.46 out of 5 based on 312 ratings.
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