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 BigBry
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngryDutchman
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Case of 12 oz cans from Beer Shak for the impossible to pass $11.69/case

Classic cartoon goat - exceptionally cool vintage graphic.

As for the beer, darker than I expected. Dark amber, suggesting not only caramel but also some roasted malt.

As for aroma, nothing distinctive...but at this price point and style I don't expect hops.

Taste - not bad. As I finish the first glass the cardboard-y taste emerges but there's no unpleasant aftertaste. Definitely not as creamy or as corn-y as Genesee Cream Ale but it has enough going for it that I'd have to say it's the best fifty-cent beer I've had in a long time. Maybe ever if you take inflation into account.

Overall - a great value beer. I might just go back for another four cases or so to stash for festival camping season.

Postscript - scrounged up about ten cases in all. Still enjoying it as the best value around.

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Photo of GotWad629
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is one of Genesee's best offerings. A Straight forward beer that drinks like an Amber lager. Tastes of light caramel, slight cereal grain, and a mild hop bitterness. It is a Well rounded great session beer - especially at the price point (on draft in upstate NY was $3.25).

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Photo of Mtl1104
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of srw
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briancregg101
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeroberts2012
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of redbarnbikes
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of zaraspook
3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
2.21/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

12OZ, Globe Drugs. Weird fizz on opening. OK on color, aroma & flavor.

Overall: not bad, just not my style; my SO liked it. No on re-buy.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billybaub
4.79/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Makes me feel young again. I didn't think they made this any more. Back in my college days this was THE beer. It was said to only be made when the barrels were cleaned. What a treat to find it again. I had some Genessee beer a few months ago, also something from my younger days, but it didn't hold up to my memories. This bock beer has exceeded my memories. It holds up to almost any beer I have ever come across - and there have been many. I could truly recommend this beer. Also, quite affordable. Please try and enjoy - in moderation.

Now where is the Holland Brand in the white bottles?

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Photo of jimboothdesigns
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Wish it was more readily available. Every time I go for it, it's sold out. Good beer and great price.

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Photo of ClePaul
3.74/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look 7/10
Smell 16/20
Taste 34/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 82/100

Summery: This beer is amazing for the price. That said, it is $7.99 a 12 pack. Honestly probably the best value per ounce of any beer I have ever had. Still it is an adjunct and does have a sweet malt after taste that isn't great as it warms. Otherwise, smooth clean and tasty~

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Photo of ER527
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taospowder
2.78/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JMS1512
3.87/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DagenhamDavis
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I'm a big Genesee fan, but I have to say, this really surpasses their usual standards. Who knew they could make such a great beer? I picked it up on a whim, and I'm already halfway through my second 12er. For a budget level beer, it's really exceptional, and can hold its own well above many of the mediocre craft brewers flooding the market today.

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Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BamfBacon
2.84/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of steveo25
4.28/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a 12 pack just to try it (it was cheap, I like cheap beer).
I had no expectations, no knowledge of the beer prior to purchase.
What a nice surprise! Very tasty brew. Goes down smooth. Light, clean finish. I'll buy again.
Nice job Genny!

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Photo of digitalflood
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Homebrewkingpin
4.27/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Its good
medium dark amber a lot of flavor
this is the best beer from Genesee

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Photo of jminch
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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