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

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64
poor
240 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay
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Genny LightGenny Light
BEER INFO

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
240
Reviews:
88
Avg:
2.53
pDev:
30.04%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 240 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of Matt2509
2.89/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of deonreds
2.55/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Nfiorini513
1.3/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

It just really bad, don't get it unless you get a great deal.

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Photo of Chillcloud9
5/5  rDev +97.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drinkable. Easy on the abv. Delicious ice cold on a boat. Also my local cheep beer . This or pbr. I'm not fancy. Summer pills and cloud splitter

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Photo of ER527
2.74/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MisterKilderkin
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mateer
3.7/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

For the style (something many newbie's don't take into consideration; yes this in not an IPA), Genny Light is better than most.

The can design/artwork speaks to the masses and shows that the conglomerate that now owns the Genesee Brewing Company does not take itself too seriously on purpose. This is a working man's beer. Says on the side "Calories: 100". A beer that you throw back on a Friday night with none other than bad intentions or with no intention at all. There is no in between with this brew.

Thin head retention that dissipates within 30 seconds leaving little to no lacing behind as proof. Light carbonation, grain and corn taste. Grassy lemon notes subtly follow to cover up any hint of alcohol that could possibly be present. Three of these fine brews can be imbibed within two shakes of a lamb's tail. A fourth will get the job done.

For those of you who like to drink on the edge of uncertainty, pushing the boundaries through the exploration of light beers that have been largely thrown by the wayside in the wake of the craft microbrewery renaissance, this is a beer to try. Most importantly for this style Genny Light is really cheap, which puts it near the top of the list for me. Cheers.

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Photo of ECsurfattic
1.12/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of cheesepuffs
1/5  rDev -60.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is absolutely one of the worst beers I have ever had. I paid $4.56 for a sixpack and it's not even worth it. Tastes lightly green apple flavored with a watery artificial sweetness and the overall vibe makes me think "rotting fruit".

For comparisons sake I'm a PBR fan and even Busch gets better after the first couple cabs. But Genny Light doesn't get better after having a couple. In fact it gets worse as you go. You just don't want to come back to this one and I recommend as somebody who doesn't mind a frosty mug of Coors Light or a Miller that you just avoid Genny altogether.

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Photo of Jeff_ODell
2.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Doomcifer
1.56/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Not pleasant...obviously. Received as part of a mystery case.

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Photo of DuBeats
1.99/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

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 SaarSalim
2.71/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of spycow
2.66/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Greg-Kirkpatrick
3.03/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It is what it is.

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Photo of Burkbom23
2.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of zeff80
2.7/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bundy462
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of 3ricks
1.75/5  rDev -30.8%

My Dad's favorite beverage, you can't teach an old dog new tricks, I wish I could get him turned on to a session IPA. There seems to be a lot of water added to the batch. It tastes OK at the brewery. Dirt cheap but I would look elsewhere, not even worth a college keg party..

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Photo of probert
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of misternebbie
2.32/5  rDev -8.3%

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