Genesee 12 Horse Ale | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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2.94/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Relaunched in Oct 2011

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-16-1999

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,827
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
162
pDev:
20.07%
Bros Score:
3.38
 
 
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of Raime
3.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought these a few weeks ago at an east end store in the hood. Was already intoxicated upon purchase and regretted it the next day. This will either be okay or a colossal mistake. Let's see.

Look - Clear yellow with the highest modicum of clarity. Large frothy and creamy looking white head sits atop with an assload of carbonation.

Smell - Some corn with some slight hop presence. Kinda like a cream ale really.

Taste - Light amounts of sweet corn with a touch of sugar. Mineral water. Clean with a light hop bite.

Feel - Moderate with moderate carbonation. Again fairly creamy and swallows easy as can be.

Overall - Not too shabby for a $4.99 six pack of bottles from a random store. Put these things in a dirty thirty at the right price and I'll have no problem adding these to a friday night drunken rotation. A lot like their cream ale but more flavorful and quite a bit cleaner in my opinion.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.41/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.74/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Again, something different from Genny. Hard to find, but worth getting when it's available. Love the bottles. Every now and then, they are distributed in a 12-pack stubbies with Genny, Genny Cream Ale, and the twelve-horse. Haven't seen it lately, but I keep my eye out for it.

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Photo of Quafftastic
3.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StrangerTides
3.83/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.2/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

An Ale that drinks like a lager. Light gold bordering on yellow. Thin bodied, bubbly, not sour like a lager. Very little flavor at all, in terms of malt and hops. Cool grenade style bottle though.

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Photo of Squire
3.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ER527
3.12/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of seakayak
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of deonreds
3.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of masonstorm
3.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DagenhamDavis
1.96/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

As a fan of the style and Genesee beers at large, I've been wanting to try this for a while. It proved elusive, and even became something of a white whale for me, the humor of which is not lost upon me.
Such a disappointment, not much character, mostly just tastes cheap and dirty. Lacks the subtle hop bite of a good blonde ale, and the smoothness as well. I'll stick with their other stuff. Sorry to say, but don't seek this one out.

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Photo of LarryMyers
2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Albino09
2.6/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of nicholas2121
3.8/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Genesee 12 Horse Ale brewed by Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. This brew has an ABV of 5.10% A 12 Horse Ale pours out a nice amber color with a nice white head. The smell is sweet with grains and malts. There is nothing overpowering in this brew so far. The taste is sweet with grains , and a few malts. At first this brew is bold but it has a clean finish at the end. For being a blonde ale it is a nice brew. Genesee 12 Horse Ale has a nice balance to it there is nothing overpowering in this brew. The mouthfeel is bold but it has a nice clean finish. This is a real refreshing brew. Genesee 12 Horse Ale can fall into many categories this is one of the better Genesee brews I have had. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again .

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Photo of Caveworm
4/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Genesee 12 Horse Ale - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. Poured from the squatter bottle into a pint glass, this brew's got a 1/4 finger thick white head that dissipates quickly, no lacing, and a clear medium golden body.

I smell sweeter malts with a touch of earthiness. No hop bitterness is present in the aroma.

The taste here is sweeter malts, yes. No hop presence is showing up. This is a very well balanced brew despite that.

Mouthfeel is clean and smooth. Nothing about this beer lingers.

Overall a 4 for Genesee 12 Horse Ale - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. I vwould choose this over regular Genny any given day. I had my good friend nicholas2121 flow me a few bottles upon returning his visit in Rochester this past week. So thank you for the fine brew, mate.

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Photo of gtoboy
2.88/5  rDev -2%

Photo of DanR
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of bob_Usernamesmustbeunique
1.25/5  rDev -57.5%

I opened one and I am getting a headache while drinking it. It tastes like the smell you get when you solder copper pipes. Don't buy this stuff.

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Photo of harveystarr
3.12/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of misternebbie
2.12/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of demonspeed
3/5  rDev +2%

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Genesee 12 Horse Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.94 out of 5 with 162 ratings