Genesee Beer | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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2.66/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with six-row barley malt, corn grits and hops from the Yakima Valley.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,124
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
627
pDev:
27.82%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
106
Trade:
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Photo of LushessPuppy
2.41/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

This beer is ok but I don't think it cuts the mustard...

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Photo of Kevho
3.23/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of corywalston
3.36/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bugsbunnyeveryday
5/5  rDev +88%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

if red wine is the blood of christ, genesee beer is the blood of christ after j takes a fat shot of bth. not as sweet as the cream ale, genesee beer is the balance we've all been looking for within the flavor palette of a plain ol beer. within a month ive purchased maybe ten 30 racks of genesee beer and my friends know to check me into the ward if I buy anything else. I'm serious! u all might think I have some ulterior motive to my blind allegiance to a seemingly mundane beverage, but im not here to get anyone's goat. assumed to be nothing more than a less desirable alternative at the distributor, the consensus of genesee beer's quality is manifested from a decades long observation obscured by smoke and mirrors. genesee beer is simple and refreshing and nothing more. if you're looking for a complex flavor, genesee may not be for you. but keep in mind that an idiot admires complexity and a genius admires simplicity. and that genesee is simply fucking good.

p.s. goes best with church's chicken

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Photo of paulytasker
2.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of xolectic
2.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Look - standard light amber colored lager. Long lasting, very thick head and slight lacing.
Smell - sweet grain adjuncts.
Taste - sweet malts, a little corn, and a little grassy hops.
Feel - very thin body and clean aftertaste.
Overall - not bad, but almost like a light lager. More watery than most "regular" beers (also compared to Genesee Ice and Cream Ale).

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Photo of blissfulNemo
2.82/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BucannonXC5
2.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Type: 24-oz can
Glass: Clear 15.25-oz. pilsner
From: Grocery Outlet in Allied Gardens (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.19
Purchased: May 9, 2018
Consumed: May 9, 2018
Reviewed as: American Adjunct Lager
Misc.: No canned on date; #CraftAdjace

Picked a can up of this and Genesee Ice (which I had never heard about) at Grocery Outlet after an eye appointment and realizing that I hadn’t reviewed it or Genny Light yet. Crazy. Was probably the beer I consumed the most in college unfortunately. Never even liked it then when it was High Falls Brewing and actually craft beer (I think), so really not expecting much. Would be shocked at a 2.50 rating for the Genny hard. Description from their website read, “Today, every can, bottle and pint glass delivers the same full taste and quality that made it famous in 1878. Brewed with six-row barley malt, corn grits and hops from the Yakima Valley, Genesee Beer will forever be a classic.” Corn grits, mmmmmm.

Poured a clear straw color with three fingers of off-white rocky-to-frothy head. Lots of fast-moving bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass. Poor watery lacing. Average retention. (Sight - 3.25)

Smell reminded me of a malt liquor and that malt liquor challenge I had last fall. Got corn, honey, pear, apple, grain, cereal, grass and slight skunky malts. Got some grassy hops from the can, thinking Noble hops. Wasn’t too terrible overall. (Smell - 3.00)

Taste was not as good as the nose, but not as bad as I thought it would be. Pretty bland really. Got corn, cereal, grain, light apple, wet grass, raw barley and pear. (Taste - 2.75)

Light body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.25)

This was much better than I thought it would be. Probably underrated this a tad. (Overall - 3.00)

2.94 | 68 | C

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Photo of Humbolt9
1.97/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Hands down the worst beer I've ever had.

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Photo of Velivolus
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dalkri
5/5  rDev +88%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of leroybrown10
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of robebo44
2.79/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Octoberist
3.46/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.32/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Good AAL from one of my favorite breweries. Still like the cream ale better, but I'll by the 30 pack of this when one of the few local stores that carries Genny is out of the cream ale.

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Photo of joeyjoeyjoey
4.38/5  rDev +64.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I hadn`t had it since 1980. I saw it and bought a 30 pack for 15.00. I was sold. Been drinking it or some other form of Genny since. I wish it were available in bottles here. It isn`t a fancy new age nose in the air type of beer. It is a beer drinkers beer. A sit down with my acoustic guitar on my deck in the summer beer.

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Photo of Justin4498
1.59/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BeersAndPretzels
2.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kraut6363
1.4/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.23/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of entenduintransit
2.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of superwho24
3.68/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chilltown4evr
4/5  rDev +50.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 24 oz tall boy into a styrofoam cup. Excellent head, smell of corn, malt and sweet. Taste: Excellent! The sweet smell is feign but not overpowering by any means. The smell of corn is also prevalent. Here in NJ a 24 oz tall boy costs $.99 cents. A case of 12, 24 oz tall boys cost a reasonable $10.99. A 30 pack costs $15.99. To be honest with you, this is definitely better than Budweiser, Coors and the other macro beers out there. I would definitely recommend this beer to anyone looking for a change of pace from the macro brews. Cheers!

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.34/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a custom grip glass: color is straw, light effervescence; head is bright white, fine bubbles, good presence on the pour and nice lacing on the glass.

Smell is sweet, grain, corn.

Taste is similar with grainy sweetness, corn dominant, light grassy hops.

Mouthfeel is moderate, lingering grainy sweetness.

Overall a grainy, sweet adjunct lager, could use more barley malt less corn flavor.

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Beer rating: 2.66 out of 5 with 627 ratings