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

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158 Ratings
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Genesee 12 Horse AleGenesee 12 Horse Ale
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
Ratings:
158
Reviews:
65
Avg:
2.95
pDev:
20%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Photo of bob_Usernamesmustbeunique
1.25/5  rDev -57.6%

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 chrispoint
1.5/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of BrunoH
1.75/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of NedShakeshaft
1.76/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This came in a 12-pack alond with the Red and the Fyfe and Drum. It was easily the worst of the three.

Poured a pretty golden color. The fluffy, white head died within seconds and could not be brought back to life.

Smelled of corn and alcohol grain. Sweet cream corn hung on my tongue while I forced down the carbonation. Not pleasant. Taste hung around for a bit, then came a grassy bitterness that wore out its welcome.

Drank the second one right out of the stubby. It's palatable if drank cold enough from the bottle but then, what isn't? The third and fourth will have to be tackled on a night when I'm even less discriminating.

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Photo of dacrza1
1.81/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Glassware: Kisatsky Tavern pint... Occasion: Spring break Thursday... Appearance: thin, sallow golden body that bubbled and crackled as it poured; the head is thick, chunky white and promises lacing...Aroma: all malt and hay...Palate: light to medium-bodied, with late carbonation and smoothness to the tongue...Taste: as exxpected, a stepping stone between the 40-ounces we pounded in college and the more mainstream fair that is served at backyard barbeques...light enough to pair with probably anything as a washdown, but too late to influence the palate while eating... Overall: no hatred or disappointment here, just what the retro bottle promised--and the dude who told me at the beer store that he couldn't see why the new package wasn't selling nearly paid for the purchase itself--as another old-school German brewery (a la Yuengling and Lord Chesterfield) does a nearly hopless ale. Pleasing in its blank canvas...

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Photo of Gusler
1.81/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The beer is gold in color white mediocre white head that is frothy in texture, the lace is adequate to coat the glass, both white in color. Nose is clean and fresh, malt is all I sense. Start is sweet, the top skeletally thin with an acerbic finish, the hops are scarce, dry, and a “Totally Forgettable” beer in my book.

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Photo of Petershib85
1.89/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The first thing that through me off about this beer was the smell. Very yeasty. There are no notes of hops whatsoever. For the price, I was not expecting much more. I would only drink this if it were the only thing other than a lite beer to drink. It gets a 2 among cheaper beers.

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Photo of DagenhamDavis
1.96/5  rDev -33.6%
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 mcb4538
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of Jemenhiser
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of chefduff2
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of LexShaw89
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of crash8per
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of smi
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of JAHMUR
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of ejh06752
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of Sellen
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of HRamz3
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of poohbearzeccola
2.12/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of misternebbie
2.12/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of jdhilt
2.18/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours with a white two-fingered head that fades slowly and leaves a lot lace. Light, clear amber color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Lightly hopped mixed with some malt, seems watery, some sweetness a boring lawnmower ale. $1.25 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.2/5  rDev -25.4%
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 hotstuff
2.25/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

There is nothing special about this beer as it was blase and lacks character. It had a medium sized white head that was smooth and creamy. It contained fine-small sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was clear with carbonation observed and the hue was gold. The nose was malty and there was not much flavor with this beer. The mouthfeel was smooth, thin-watery texture and light bodied. There was a fair amount of lacing.

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Photo of spycow
2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Slatetank
2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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Genesee 12 Horse Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
2.95 out of 5 based on 158 ratings.
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