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Port Republic Light Lager | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Port Republic Light LagerPort Republic Light Lager

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 12
Photo of Darkmagus82
2.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- The beer pours a clear straw color with a big fizzy white head. The head fades very fast leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is heaviest of sweet corn and a whole lot of sour grapes . Some grain and a little bit of a papery smell are there as well.

Taste -The taste begins with some light corn sweetness and a light grainy flavor. It is fairly consistent throughout the taste were in the middle it is joined by a rather tart and sour taste of green grapes and apples. These flavors take the taste to its end where they are joined by a little bit of bitterness and a slight paper taste, with them all, in the end, leaving a overall sour and light corny taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is very light with a carbonation level that is high. It is quite appropriate for the style as it hides any off flavors and makes it more refreshing.

Overall- A rather average light beer at a rather low price. It has much more sourness then the average light brew and is a bit more complex. It is not spectacular, but would make a good session style brew for a tailgate or the like.

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Photo of bluejacket74
2.63/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

24 ounce can, 99 cents at Kroger. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear straw gold color with about an inch white head that went away quickly. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, corn and a teenie bit of green apple. It tastes like sweet malt/grain along with a slight bitterness. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's crisp and refreshing and easy enough to drink. There's nothing offensive about this brew. It's not great, but it's not bad either. I wouldn't buy this very often, but for the price I'd certainly pick this up again if I was in the mood for a light beer.

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Photo of BigH75
2.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Rather than review this properly lets be honest. This is really really cheap beer. Like everyone else I bought this for a buck at Kroger in a 24oz can It is cheap crap beer but compared to its competitors it is even cheaper and not revolting. Great beer for college students or guys like me who enjoy the college experience once in a while even though college is deep in the rear view mirror

Also. "Sail Close to the Wind" is a phenomenally stupid yet fun slogan.

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Photo of MirkoCroCough
3.35/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24oz can purchased for one dollar at Kroger's. Poured some into a plastic cup from a Super 8 room to see the appearance. Drank rest from the can.

Nothing special very light, clear yellow in color. Par for the style.

Clean with a light whiff of white grape or apple juice. Definitely on the sweet side.

Thankfully the taste isn't as sweet as the smell. Very clean, faint malts and just the slightest bit of hops.

Finish is refreshing and dry.

Not bad at all for the price. Pretty sure it is Genny Light in a different can tho. Would be easy to drink a ton off. Just as good as any of the big time light beers.

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Photo of keeganfrank
1.99/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Picked up a tall boy of Kroger's own light brew for a mere $1. I really dig the label. I poured some in a glass for reviewing purposes and it has decent color for a light beer; nice, fluffy head too. Strong aromas of corn and fruity sugars dominate the nose. Flavors of corn and grain without much else. Not offensive to the senses, but not something I'll be buying again if I have a choice. I thought the original lager was a worthy creation; it's a shame the light lager does not follow suit.

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Photo of Dave128
3.58/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a Blue 24 oz. can bought for about a buck 25 at Kroger.

A - On par for the style if not better than average. Very clear golden straw color with endless bubbles coming up from the bottom of an etched pils glass.

S - Pretty inoffensive. I was expecting much worse being a generic AAL. Smells a little adjuncty but not too bad.

T - Pretty watery as expected but also inoffensive at the same way. I'd say for the style, it doesn't taste half bad! Compared to BMC lights. Bready and not skunky. I'm actually taking too long to drink this and its getting warm and still doesn't taste half bad!

M - Light and crisp. It actually has a lower level of carbonation than most of the style and doesn't give the same kind of carbonation bite when you drink it.

O - A suprising little cheap beer. Its def not great by regular beer standards, but its certainly not bad for a light AAL.

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Photo of OhYesILoveBeer
2.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Port Republic Light Lager from BrewMasters Choice Rochester NY. Poured from a 24oz blue can, purchased from Kroger for $1. Pours a light straw color with a small fizzy head that disappears immediately. Smells of light corn and other adjucts, mainly cereal grains. Tastes like a clean crisp macro lager, but a hell of alot better than any BMC I've ever had. Mouthfeel is smooth a clean, typical of the style. Overall I enjoyed this beer while mowing today, and I will buy more soon. Cheers!

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Port Republic Light Lager from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
2.72 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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