Genesee Fyfe & Drum Beer | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Genesee Fyfe & Drum BeerGenesee Fyfe & Drum Beer

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by shirfan on 04-15-2012

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2/5  rDev -31%

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2/5  rDev -31%

Photo of yesyouam
2.34/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Fyfe & Drum Beer is a very clear, very lively, bright, golden beer. It has a turbulent surface with no head to speak of. It smells a little sweet and a little funky. There seems to be a hint of lemon. It's light bodied and lively in the mouth. The finish is a little chalky. There's not too much flavor, but it's recognizable as a Genny. The dominant flavor is that burnt-rubber yeast they use. There's a little bitterness that comes after the swallow. There are hints of lemon and mint. Like most Genny beer, it's not that great, but it still beats a macro at the same price. It's best if these beers stay in their stubbies and stay cold.

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2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of stakem
2.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Eric for gifting me with a bottle of this. 12oz grenade style bottle into a pint. The brew pours a clear pale golden with 2 fingers creamy off-white head. Decent retention that leaves patchy to webby lace as it fades.

The first thing that comes to mind when you smell this beer is: corny. It is sweet in tge nose with sulfur and minerals with hints of grass and buttery to toffee character that melds the corn into the minerals. The nose isnt off-putting or horrible but it isnt that good either.

The taste is sweet with a flavoring of corn or something similar just like the aroma led on. A faint hint of toffee and caramel grain give way to a buttery diacetyl inclusion. Some sulfur and minerals with a hint of herbs and carbonic quality round out the rest of the profile.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is somewhat crisp with no alcohol impact. However the buttery corn notes make this awkward but if you drank it freezing cold, id imagine it would be pretty neutral and get the job done. I would pass on this in the future.

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Photo of jwhancher
2.6/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cool little bomber bottles. Drank this one from the bottle because it plain deserves it. With a twist of the cap, a nice little "pop" rings out. Smells of cooked corn & sweet pilsner malt. Probably some adjuncts in there. Hello corn? Hello rice?

Tastes like how any average type lager would. Fizzy yellow stuff, here I come. Seems to have a weird metallic tinge to it. Strange considering it's a bottled beer. Best drank cold.

Feels light. Would make for an excellent lawnmower beer on a hot summer day.

Overall, an average beer. Don't drink this one for taste but for the cool short & stout bomber bottles they're packaged in. Go ahead - I dare you tell me you've never drank a beer just for the packaging.

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2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Brad007
2.8/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice pale gold color with a thin head into my glass. Looks awful promising so far. Lighter in color than some Genny offerings.

Moderately sweet malt with some dryness in the nose. Clean, almost crisp as well. Less typical than I expected.

Aroma carries over to the taste. Overwhelmed by sweetness and has a cider-like finish. I'm not sure. I had such high hopes.

Mouthfeel is just as bland and the cider-like body just doesn't work.

Beat me head silly like a drum. This isn't worthy.

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Photo of ER527
2.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CloudStrife
2.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz stubby poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a tiny white head that remains a thin layer for a little bit. Pretty bubbly looking.

S: Fairly average beer smell. Some malts.

T: A light lager with a hint of hop and a wheat like malt.

M: Fuller body than I anticipated. Easy drinking. Great for summer.

Overall an average beer that fits in their lineup well. Nothing to write home about but not offensive.

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.03/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a clear golden color with a white head with pretty decent retention
S-sweet malt, no hop aroma
T-lots of sweet malt with a bit of bitterness and a clean finish
M-medium bodied, lots of carbonation
O-straight forward and clean. Not exceptional but highly drinkable

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Photo of shirfan
3.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of the new Genny Heritage Pack, alongside Genesee Summer Brew and 12 Horse.

Medium gold color, no head/lacing remains after the initial pour.

Aroma of sweet grain and little else.

Taste is clean, and even a little moreish. Sweet grain is backed up by a kiss of nondescript hops. Body edges towards full (for an American lager).

Adjuncts present? Maybe, but I'm guessing that the malt/adjunct ratio is more favorable than many flagships.

Not a bad example of the style, in a style awash with bad examples.

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3.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a grenade bottle to a SA perfect pint glass.

A- golden yellow, visible carbonation, fluffy white 1 finger head.

S- sweet boiled grains, canned corn

T- sweet, grainy, lemon zest, aluminum metallic flavor

M- light, no body, high carbonation

O- just a regular old American lager, nothing special, not horrible just regular cheap lager beer.

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3.1/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz stubbie from the Heritage Collection.

A: Pours a dark golden color with a small head that fades quickly with no lacing.

S: Aroma of sweet grain and not much else. Not a bad thing.

T: Taste of mild malt sweetness with some grain. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish.

F: Light body and quite crisp. Nothing offensive.

O: Decent beer, good for a few. Nothing fancy here.

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3.1/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, yellow color with a lot of carbonation and one finger's worth of head that fades quickly with no real lacing.

Aroma: Sweet and grainy, with a little tickle on the nose from the CO2.

Taste: Some sweet malt upfront, then a lot of carbonation prickles the tongue leading to just a hint of bitterness on the back end and a fast and clean finish.

The Rest: Just to the thin side of medium bodied, this is a pretty average beer. Easy drinking with decent flavor.

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Genesee Fyfe & Drum Beer from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.9 out of 5 with 32 ratings