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

BA SCORE
79
okay
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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Photo of keithmurray
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a mug

Appearance - clear dark amber color with frothy white head

Smell - this is faint; honey, malts is what I pick up

taste - malt, caramel, bread, hops

mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, fairly smooth and straightforward, slightly sweet, bubbly on the finish

overall - pretty good beer, one of the best offerings I've had from Genesee, at the price point, definetly worth checking out

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Photo of Timmush
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of musicforairports
3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I felt compelled to pick up a 12-pack of this for some reason. Upstate New York pride, I guess. I poured one and a half cans into an imperial pint glass that I don't get to use much.

Clear, brown-orange amber color. Some carbonation bubbles. Nice head goes quickly.

Smell isn't much--light, sweet, roasty caramel. That's it.

Taste is bready, malty and sweet. And pretty decent, really. Burnt but smooth caramel notes dominate. Finish is smooth and lightly sweet. I don't really taste any hops in this, nor do I taste adjuncts or that horrendous metallic flavor that kills Genny's Cream Ale for me.

Medium mouthfeel, heavy for a cheap beer, with really nice carbonation.

I was really impressed with this beer. It was $8.99 for a 12-pack. I could drink a lot of this. It's not the best bock out there, but for a simple and flavorful beer that you could drink a lot of, the price is right for this one.

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Photo of haywire77
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beverage pours a very nice copper/amber with red highlights abound and a big 2" frothy light tan head that hangs around for a few minutes before dissolving to a thin halo around the glass edge. A little bit of lacing to speak of, but not much or this score would have went up another half a point.

The smell is boring, however. Very faint Burnt caramel and slight malt mixed with sweaty socks. Not enough to make you turn away, but just a little "off."

Flavor is really solid. Sweet bready malt and a little of that Cream Ale biscuit flavor that we all have a deep down love of. Maybe a little flash of metallic fruit on the tail end.

Mouthfeel is so-so. Lots of carbonation and bursting bubbles, but leaves a funny coating in your mouth that makes you want to rinse it out with another drink. A great marketing ploy to get many people to session this beer. I know I will.

Overall this as by far the finest offering from the Genesee brewing company, and one that I wish I could get all the time. It would easily replace my regular swill of choice and be a staple in my fridge with the grandma appearance of the green goated can.

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Photo of BigGameRick
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Thunderchief
5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of suspect
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a Samuel Adams Perfect pint glass.

A: Pours a nice crystal clear coppery red color. Aggressive pour leads to a fluffy tan 1.5 finger head that disappears after a few minutes. Lacing is spotty but present.

S: Subtle nose with malt characteristics and an ever so slight hop finish. Definitely picking up standard lager notes as well with slight adjunct smell at the end.

T: Ah, Genny Bock. There really is nothing awe-inspiring about this beer but the flavors are nicely blended and smooth all the way around. The malts and hops mix and blend nicely and the taste is good.

M: Perfectly carbonated, smooth finish.

O: The easiest of drinkers. Smooth overall beer and for $8 a 12 pack it's really one of the best buys on the market.

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Photo of mjtiernan
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a DFH signature glass

A: Deep rusty red with a generous head. Pretty good lacing as the head fades.

S: Adjuncts and medium roasted malts. Slightly more appealing than your average BMC.

T: Ahh..this is where the surprise come in. It’s not bursting with flavor, but the adjuncts are pretty well hidden which makes for a reasonably smooth drinking experience. Some malt is present. You do get a bit of corn/rice in the aftertaste that knocks you back to reality however.

M: Much smoother than your average adjunct lager and way better than the nose indicates. High degree of drinkability if you don’t mind a bit of corn/rice in your beer.

O: Fear the goat! A local treasure that is an early sign of spring. Being that it is still January in western NY, they may have jumped the gun on this one. But bless them for trying.

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Photo of animal69
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of indiapaleale
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the can. Everyone does, I know. But, its a great design.

Pours a dark amber with some ruby red hues and a big frothy head. Looking good coming out of the can.

Smell is a bit corny and grainy. Not much to brag about here. Some malt and caramel notes - nothing too exciting.

Tastes much better than the other Genny beers I've had. Has some solid malt notes and some character and flavor that hasn't really been there with their Cream Ale.

Overall its a nice beer. No complaints. Decent enough malt profile, easy drinking and c'mon that is one pretty sweet can that its coming out of!

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Photo of teyuders
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Gurrett
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of BrewinHeadBanger
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Another6Pack
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of GennyCreamAle
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of kuhndog
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Schmidts
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours copper brown from a 12oz czn. Nice 1/2 inch head that fades to a 1/8 inch head that stays, with lots of lacing. Smells of sweet bread and malts.Taste is malty and fruity and has a nice kiss of hops!
A very flavorful bock to say the least.
It has a great feel in your mouth and is very refreshing. This Bock is really surpprising and really good. I give it an overal of 4. give this one a try when you can, you will like it at a nice price of $15.00 for a case of cans.

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Photo of Blueribbon666
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Enjoyed many times now formally reviewed for the first time. Poured from 12oz can into dimpled glass mug. Pours a rich but bubbly mahogany color with a nice half inch thick head. Taste of malt is good and present throughout but never heavy thanks to the carbonation before finishing crisp and clean. This is a good bock for the price and a style I wish I could get year round especially this one as the price for a 12 is great and good as a session. Probably my favorite from Genesee next to the more common Genesee Cream Ale. Solid bock beer for the price and surprisingly not watery...the can artwork is also great, once referred to as "grandma beer" by a Bud Light drinking party goer who saw me drinking the "funny" cans

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer pours a pretty clear deep caramel body that is clear with a strong carbonation of big bubbles to support a thick tan head that soon fades to a thin ring.

S- The clean aroma has some Noble hop hints in the finish.

T- The soft melanoidin notes have some toffee hints to it with a dry soft hop snap at the finish and a sulfur quality that grows as it opens up.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a crisp fizz that lingers after each sip.

O- This beer has a clean light flavor but there are nice hints of bock beer. The big fizz and sulfur grow a bit to strong as the beer opens.

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Photo of rooftopbrewing
4.16/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed with RTB co-founder on 6/6/11

A - Copper colored, dark, but relatively clear with a small, almost negligible, off-white head and no lacing.

S - Subtle nose on this one. Get a slight smoky and even fainter caramel, but not noticeable at all unless you're really working. Slight malt, but really pretty non-existent.

T - Smooth. Tastes like a light beer incognito as a dark beer. Great drinkability considering its great value. I could drink this beer all night no problem. Very easygoing.

M - Medium to full bodied. Very light carbonation keeps this refreshingly brisk and smooth. Lends itself to great drinkability.

O - REALLY enjoyed this beer. Interesting enough that it's worth your while, and the fact that you can get it at 67 cents a can really makes this a worthy investment. A truly great value beer. Also, the robust, portly character of the can with an almost comedic decoration adds to the fun that this beer proffers.

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Photo of godlessape
3.87/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one from the fruity green colored can into a pint glass, and paired it with a monster sized oyster Po-boy.

Appearance: It has a gorgeous copper brown coloring with a finger and a half head that shrunk down to just a light skim on top.

Smell: You have to try real hard to capture the aroma in this beer--to hard. Just a real faint smell of malt and bread.

Taste: Malty, and earthy at first blush, but then a slight fruitiness plows it's way through. Very good. Reminds me of an English brown ale.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Fit's just right on the palate.

Overall: This beer was a huge surprise when I first tried it a couple month's ago. It was the price and not the dreadful packaging that turned my head and made me pick up a twelve pack--$9:98---please. It's been my go-to beer ever since. Great stuff.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very cool looking 12 oz can courtesy of sliverx, thanks Tim! Pours a clear, glowing crimson color with a stiff off-white head that shows good retention and great lacing.

Nose is pretty faint. Light toast and sweet grains about sums it up.

Taste is mostly near-bunt malt without much sweetness in tow. Dry, even finish without much, if any, hop character. One of the better brews I have had from the Genesee/Dundee lineup. Compared to Shiner Bock this one is not as crisp and clean, but it has a more pronounced malt flavor and body. Not too shabby of a brewski here, Id drink it again.

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