Koch's Golden Anniversary Beer
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

Koch's Golden Anniversary BeerKoch's Golden Anniversary Beer
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From:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
ABV:
Not listed
Score:
60
Avg:
2.28 | pDev: 36.4%
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
56
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 14, 2023
Added:
Jul 17, 2002
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  5
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Reviewed by GaryAllan from Arkansas

5/5  rDev +119.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I dont know how any of you can rate this as the original produced cinema Dunkirk NY ceased in 1989. Genesee used their name for a few years but NEVER put actual koch's in that can. I'd be willing to bet that few of these ratings were accurate or actually had tasted Fred Koch's Golden Anniversary. I had 100s and 100s of them and miss it dearly. The bad rating on this come from people that would have NEVER even tried it. Sad...
Mar 14, 2023
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

2.18/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
This was our lowest common denominator beer. Somehow available in NH while I was a college student at RIT, I successfully encouraged friends to drink this abysmal swill. It was saving us nickles for sure vs Bud, and got the job done. The hangovers from stuff like this and Old Milwaukee or Milwaukee's Best are thankfully a thing of youth, pollution only a youthful body could withstand!
Mar 31, 2022
 
Rated: 1 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Nov 26, 2015
 
Rated: 1.75 by BrewtusTheBeer from New Jersey

Nov 04, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Jul 17, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by PhishPhan from Florida

Aug 02, 2013
 
Rated: 1.5 by GibbonsTheBeerGuy from Texas

Jul 19, 2013
 
Rated: 1 by ShippinUpToBoston from Massachusetts

Jan 30, 2013
 
Rated: 1 by kkmiller76 from New Jersey

Dec 11, 2012
 
Rated: 2 by abcramer from Pennsylvania

Jun 13, 2012
 
Rated: 2 by beerhunter13 from Canada (ON)

Apr 29, 2012
 
Rated: 1.5 by Hoagie1973 from New York

Apr 09, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by CJS5 from South Carolina

Jan 19, 2012
 
Rated: 1 by roastbeefdinner from Connecticut

Jan 17, 2012
 
Rated: 1.25 by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2011
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Reviewed by ReelBigwigFish from New Jersey

1.97/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Poured into pint glass.

A: pale straw color, fizzy white head.

S: smells like corn and rice. And a bit of alcohol.

T: a little citrus flavor and typical macro flavors. It's a mix between being tasteless and having better taste than your other crappy light beers.

M: fizzy watery, light body.

O: not the worst macro, but not too great either.
Sep 03, 2011
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Reviewed by mikesgroove from South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
I had never seen this one before but what the heck right I might as well give it a shot. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, it was consumed on 10/28/2009.
 
The pour was about what I would have expected. Golden hay colored with a big white head of foam on top that really fizzled out quite quickly. Lots of carbonation bubbling up from the surface throughout the session as well. Aroma of light corn, light grain, and light all around, in fact I found myself searching for anything at all really after just but a few minutes. Flavor was about the same, muted hops if any at all loaded on top of a lot of corn and grain flavor. Quick hitting with no aftertaste and a light and non existent body. Drinkable but falls into the you can do better category. Overall I have had much better and much worse.
Oct 29, 2009
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

2.84/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some hints of corn. Taste is missing for the most part. Crisp but flavorless. Feels light in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall the only redeeming quality here is the cheap price tag.
Oct 13, 2009
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Reviewed by sophisticated from Michigan

2.82/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
I never saw this brand before, but at $3.49 for a 6-er, I figured what the hey.

A) light straw colored, like watered-down lemonade with HUGE mounds of sudsy white head even with a gentle pour.

S) Very mild. Wheat/citrus.

T) Watery corn/bread with a slight metallic edge and a bit of sweetness. Honestly better than I thought it would be.

MF) Well carbonated and thin.

D) High. While not super tasty or exciting to drink, it's better than B/M/C as far as American lagers go. For something cheap, refreshing, and low on alcohol (4.4%) you could do worse. But don't go seeking this out.
Sep 19, 2009
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

2.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a pale yellow color with a short white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very faint but contains light malts, adjuncts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out just like any other beer in the style with an adjunct and light malt sweetness and the breadiness of grain and barley. The hops presence is very mild even for the style. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and kind of smooth, light body, heavy carbonation, clean finish.

D: Not very flavorful, goes down easily since there isn't much to it, not too filling, in a style where I find it difficult to distinguish one beer from the next I suppose this beer is as good or bad as any other in it. Overall, it's not a beer I would pick unless I were looking for something inexpensive and didn't have very many options.
Aug 16, 2009
Koch's Golden Anniversary Beer from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 60 out of 100 with 56 ratings