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

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2.65/5
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607 Ratings
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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:
#44,546
Reviews:
231
Ratings:
607
pDev:
27.55%
Bros Score:
2.76
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 607 |  Reviews: 231
Photo of BenHoppy
3.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of entenduintransit
2.53/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of superwho24
3.68/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chilltown4evr
4/5  rDev +50.9%
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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3.34/5  rDev +26%
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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Photo of CharlesK
3.14/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stakem
3.11/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can poured into a glass appears a clear pale yellow with white head.

Aroma of dirty water, chlorine and skunkiness.

Tastes sweet corn wheat and nothig else other than being lightly fruity.

It is medium in body with modest carbonation. Well, its decent as far as adjuncts go and you could do a lot worse than this.

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2.64/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lukass
3.18/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of coopdog1000
3.17/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johnnnniee
2.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the bar across the street from My Airbnb in Schenectady. Crystal clear deep yellow with a thin bubbly white head. Earthy grainy corny notes not the worst beer I had on this trip but far from the best.

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2/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Asics
3.16/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
2.06/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of jphallenbeck
3.18/5  rDev +20%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Colloquially referred to as the 'red eye,' it is the most cheap and ubiquitous beer in Rochester NY, where it and I are from. It's my go-to, not only because of it's availability but because it has a bit more flavor than the typical American macrobrews. There is a prominent oat note, reminiscent of cheerios cereal.

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2.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of taxandbeerguy
2.77/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Tall boy can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from the LCBO for 2.05 CDN.

Appearance - clear and light and golden. Finger and change of surprisingly fluffy white head. Good amount of carbonation.

Smell - not much here, some weak grainy aromas and not much else. Not off aromas though.

Taste - like the nose. Weak and thin with some faint graininess. Light.

Mouthfeel - decent carbonation, dry finish but overly thin body.

Overall - a respectable if unspectacular representation of the style. Not bad for such a cheap beer I guess.

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3.78/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Look - Clear straw in color, short white head quickly fizzles away into nothingness.
Aroma - Mild. Corn, cheerios, crackers.
Taste - Corn grits, malt is thin and crackery like the aroma, hops have a very mild grassy bitterness. Sweetness is low, finishes dry.
Feel - Light bodied, fizzy carbonation, dry. Thirst quenching.

Overall - An overlooked but excellent American lager. Cheap, tasty and refreshing.

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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
1.98/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of jzlyo
3.06/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is malts/pale malts, mild corn and slight fruit. The flavor is typical AAL, no nasty notes, a plus. As expected, didn't reinvent the AAL but like most Genesee beers, it was very drinkable.

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2.06/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nater919
1.67/5  rDev -37%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Holderness
2.81/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This has got to be one of the palest beers I've ever had -- a lot of AALs look like dehydrated piss, but Genesee looks like well-hydrated piss. Big white head dissipates quickly leaving no lacing. Well carbonated. Smells and tastes quite a bit like PBR. Definitely has that "bread in a can" feel, more than my favorite cheap beers: Narragansett, Yuengling, and Miller High Life. Nevertheless, it's cheap! And the minimal can design is great.

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Beer rating: 2.65 out of 5 with 607 ratings
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