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

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72
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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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Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of RiffRaff
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.27/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours blonde and fizzy, with a small head and no lacing.

Very slight grassy hops and sweet grainy malt. It's super drinkable but not really anything to write home about. A bit more hop character and this would be really nice.

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Photo of Mister_Falcon
4/5  rDev +35.6%

Photo of zkoehn
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of yesyouam
2.3/5  rDev -22%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 Horse Ale is a clear, sparkling, light golden ale with no head-- just a swirl of small bubbles. It has an aroma of sweet malt and corn. It's medium light bodied with a starchy finish. It tastes sweet and corny. There's a rubbery, sulfurous funk to it that identifies it as a Genny. There seems to be a slight nuttiness to it. It's funky and sweet, but I could have more than one in the ice-cold stubby format.

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Photo of spycow
2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of tempest
3.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had a 20oz. pint at the Blue Tusk in Syracuse for $5. I was hoping this might resemble the decent English pale ale that the old 12 Horse Celebrated Ale had been described as. Really, it was just clean, macro blonde ale with a vague doughy barley character and no hops. I'd call it a step, maybe just a half-step, up from Genesee Cream Ale. But hey, if you're thirsty and feeling thrifty, it's a decent option.

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Photo of sketchyhoodie
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of hughesman
3.45/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had 12 horse today for the first time in many years. It was more of a full flavor then i had remembered. Kind of carmel in color and better tasting then many cheap beers and at 8.99 for a case in bottles i thought it was a great value. At 5.1 percent stronger then most cheap beers. it didnt leave a bad after taste at all and have to say the 3 i had this afternoon i really enjoyed. seemed to have quite a bit of carbonation and a fruit type smell.

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3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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2/5  rDev -32.2%

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5/5  rDev +69.5%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of atr2605
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a clear golden color with a white head with better than expected retention
S-sweet malt
T-more sweet malt with a bit of creaminess to it, low hop bitterness
M-light bodied with high carbonation
O-I wouldnt say its the best representation of the style but its very drinkable and decent for the price. Admittedly I have a weakness for genny. If I'm going to drink cheap, it will be some form of genny

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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 ChrisL24481
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of jifigz
3.03/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a sweet old school PBR mug that I found.

A: The appearance is a darker golden color than most of the mainstream macro beers you will find out there. The carbonation level seems ridiculously high and no lacing was left on the glass during the process of drinking, but the color is quite nice and unusual. Oh...and the head disappeared very fast.

S: The aroma is extremely sweet. It is grainy and husky and....sweet.

T: The flavor is like the nose...it is very sweet. There is just a touch of bitterness that rides the tail end of some grainy flavor and the candy like sweetness.

MF: Light with heavier carbonation as expected.

O: Well, this is a pretty average macro offering. I tend to approve of Genesee for the price, but at $18 a case I should have either bought something much more expensive and drank good beer or bought something cheaper and drank beer that is this beer's equivalent. I do like the short and stout "hand grenade" style bottles though.

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Photo of oberon
2.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My brother inlaw got me this as a birthday gift so I feel I need to drink at least one.Poured into a standard pint glass a clear medium golden with a nice looking white fluffy head that settled very slowly leaving a few globs behind.Alot of sweet corn in the nose with a little metallic quality,adjucts abound.The flavors were not awful wich I have to admit I was expecting,somewhat sweet with some caramel notes,a decent crisper toasted bread finish.It's not as bad as I thought it it would be but it's not anything to write home about either.

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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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