Genny Light | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Genny LightGenny Light

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-17-2001

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Photo of soju6
2.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

22oz Can.

A: Pours a pale golden color with a big foamy head that fades to nice lacing.

S: has a very mild grain aroma, sort of musty.

T: Prety bland taste, very light sweet grain flavor.

F: Light body, crisp and somewhat refreshing.

D: Goes down smooth & easy. Typical low budget lawnmower beer.

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Photo of jzlyo
2.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Doesn't really taste like much of anything other than a little sweetness. Decent enough and extremely easy to drink, definitely not nasty in any way.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
2.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

as the lousy cans of cheap beer go, I don't hate this one. it still looks, smells, and tastes like a beer, like it might contain the essential elements, and like it still might be brewed rather than mixed or synthesized or whatever they do to make the corn water these days. sudsy head surprises me, and the nonmetallic flavor profile suggests a level of quality a step or two above the others. real thin and watery feel, but it is a light lager after all. yeast helps it finish clean, no off putting flavors sticking around. easy enough drinking, if you can handle all the bubbles. but if its cola by day and cheap cans by night, this is your horse.

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Photo of mbratt93
2.29/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Well this genny from the block is certainly a whole lot lighter than J-Lo.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
2.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This one falls far short of the mark when it comes to Light Lagers. Pours out to nearly the color of clean water, with only a touch of yellow. Small head dissipated rather quickly. Minor notes of lacing. Aroma is not impressive by any means; some adjunct and sweetness is noted, over a watery character that remains constant. Flavor is mild and boring; weak malts and adjunct blend with water and low level hops to produce nothing short of bland and average taste. Mouthfeel was light and watery, typical of the style. Drinkability is fair at best. Go for Genesee Cream Ale instead.

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Photo of akopczyk
2.31/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of trxxpaxxs
2.31/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Franziskaner
2.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pale gold in color with excellent clarity. A quarter inch of white head rests on top and gradually diminishes entirely. I get loads of corn and an dialectal note that is off putting. The taste is corn and a metallic note. The body is thin and watery. That's $1.29 that I want refunded.

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Photo of misternebbie
2.32/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of BEERchitect
2.35/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's the beer that your dad gave you when you were 10 years old. You'd think that it would scare you away from beer drinking forever. In the ensuing 22 years, I have given a lot of other beers a shot; but now I'm back to this. Although it is not as gross as I remembered, it's a far cry from the ales of Dogfish or the Lagers of Germany. It is, however, and adjunct laden, watery mess that is par for the course for it's style. Sweet aromas of cereal grains, raw barley, and metalic hops. The malt profile is timid to the taste, along side of the hop flavors and bitterness. Leaves some sulfer compounds (burned match, cooked corn) and a tart, green apple flavor on the mouth. Quite dry and bitey to the feel and lingers into the terse finish. I guess it's fine if you are fishing with your dad in 1984, but you won't find it in my cellar.

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Photo of Ricochet
2.47/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

There are a lot of High Falls products finding their way into my refrigerator these days, usually they are Genny Red and JWD Pale, Amber and thier great Pale Bock. So, I figured I'll try anything from them, and to fill out my reviews, that meant Genny Light. So, here goes:

Into the glass with decent head that went away but left a thin white foam, with typical carb bubbles and light yellow color. Average. Dare I say this is an above average beer scent wise? Hard to explain, it has a corn scent, and no alcohol to speak of but smells like the corn is well brewed, rather than a sweet corn smell.

It had a mild foaming action and left with a really astringent, corny aftertaste. This was not going well at this point. Well, it is a light beer afterall. This seems to be the exact opposite from my reaction with Iron City/ IC Light. I disliked the IC but liked IC Light. Well, I dislike Genny Light and kind of like Genny. There was little flavor to speak of other than the nasty corn husk and sweet malt liquor -like taste. There was the bite of the alcohol at the beginning but nothing followed.

Verdict: A very unpleasant light beer when there are much better, even cheapies to get. I couldn't buy one, so I'll have to finish the 12.

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Photo of DagenhamDavis
2.49/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Live Review, 24 oz can from the corner gas. I'm not putting it in a glass because I more or less know what this would look like.

S- I'm sniffing it from the can, but not getting much of anything. It doesn't smell bad. In fact, it doesn't taste like anything.

T- It tastes about the same as it smells. Almost no flavor except a light (very light) "beer" flavor. Some odd sourness on the finish. Watery, and no corny adjunct flavor, which is what I expected. It's fizzy and cold and I'd love this in the summer on the lawnmower. Otherwise it's not really for me.

O- I'll try it again when on an extreme budget. It's between a dollar and 1.25 for a 24 oz, or 13.50 for a 30 rack, partially because it's the local poison for me. Definitely will take this over a regular Genny too, it has less of that flavor. (Usually not a good thing, but you see what I mean.)

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Photo of acknight
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of BamfBacon
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ChrisL24481
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of bundy462
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of probert
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of animal69
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of CaverDave
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Mart1
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Iamjeff6
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of wrightst
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Genny Light from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
2.53 out of 5 based on 240 ratings.
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