Genesee Beer
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
New York, United States
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #218
Ranked #29,702
2.68 | pDev: 27.61%
Aug 21, 2023
Sep 17, 2001
Brewed with six-row barley malt, corn grits and hops from the Yakima Valley.
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

2.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Had this out of a 12oz can into a pint glass at Tims Place in St. Albans, VT.

Pale yellow. Not much head. No lacing.

Bready, sweet Arona.

Taste is too sweet. Corny. Almost artificial sweet.

Thin. High carbonation. Sweet aftertaste.

This was a disappointment. Most other AALs are better.
Aug 21, 2023
Rated: 3.17 by SharPei19 from Ohio

Aug 06, 2023
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Reviewed by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

2.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 oz can poured into a pilsner glass on a hot summer night. Look is clear pale yellow/gold. White head pours thick and then falls off to a thin cap. Smell is grain, corn, grass. Taste is bitter up front then sweet malt, corn and grain finish it up. A pretty clean finish is left behind. As it warms it gets hard to drink as it starts to take on some off flavors. Feel is light, well carbonated. Clean in the end. Overall I was surprised how much I liked this one. It's got to remain cold or it becomes tough to drink. Nice and cheap for the 30 pack. A bit sweet tasting, but I'm good with that. This is going to be a new staple in the fridge.
Jul 30, 2023
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Rated by Jsteez from Utah

1.93/5  rDev -28%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Not much to say. It's beer
Mar 26, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by morsa_95 from California

Mar 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Prager62 from Colorado

2.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Pours a pale yellow producing a small finger of white foam that quickly settles. The smell is malty with a hint of mild perfume. The taste is slightly sweet and perfume-like with a touch of corn. A light easy drinking feel.

Overall not bad and the price is cheap at $14/30rack. I prefer High Life or Hamm's over this but I wouldn't turn it down on a hot day.
Feb 15, 2023
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Reviewed by rojoes from New York

1.92/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
A little too sweet for my liking. It was a very popular and respected beer in Central/Upstate New York. In my area it was probably the best selling Draft beer for a long long time. I am in the minority in my region for not really finding this beer good.
Nov 30, 2022
Rated: 3.92 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Oct 09, 2022
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Rated by odannyob from Colorado

3.61/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
It tastes good. Ain't real expensive. And it tastes good.
Sep 30, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

3.25/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This one's a real high school memory beer. Back in the day this was one of our favorite beers. It was cheap and we could always get it, and it was good. Still not too bad but you definitely want to drink it ice cold. Enjoy!!
Aug 16, 2022
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Rated by ScottHerbert

3.1/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
It's not offensive. I finished up mowing the lawn and it was perfect. I wouldn't serve it any other way besides ice cold. NOT for beer snobs
Aug 15, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

2.87/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Poured from an undated 12oz can into my pils glass.

On the pour a light 2 finger fine head forms, then over the course of a couple minutes it dissipates to a ring around the glass. The body is a light golden straw with relatively lazy carbonation for the style. No lacing.

Aroma is quite malty with some nice crackery notes, and the yeast is also quite detectable but in a slightly estery generically beery sort of way. Everything smells very light. There is a slight hint of grassy herbal hops. For the style this isn't half bad. As the beer warms diacetyl does become noticable.

Flavor is quite similar to the aroma but with some detectable adjunct sweetness. Hop bitterness is present but vague and the malt is quite sweet. Again once the beer warms diacetyl is present, keep this one cold and probably don't pour it into a pils glass.

Feel is crisp with a high carbonation bite and a nice foamy head to make the beer feel softer. This is a very cheap beer and for the price it could be a whole lot worse, it's pretty dang drinkable.

Overall this is a cheap full flavor lager that isn't terrible with a nice malty character. There is some off but as long as it stays cold it's a pretty good budget option.
Jul 27, 2022
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

2.86/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
They said Ohtani couldn’t do it in the Manor Leagues. They said Orson Welles couldn’t eat 30 hot dogs in one sitting from Pinks. They said Nicola Tesla was a quack… And they said Raul wouldn’t like Genesee. But not only does Raul, he Genesee’s through all the haters.

Get some.

Ok, maybe Genesee is now sliding… All of a sudden the word “Play Doh” seems appropriate…
Jun 28, 2022
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

1.09/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
In any category, this watery corned water is probably the lamest beer I've ever had in 40 plus years of drinking beer.
head is gone instantly, no aromas, very little cornish hint of flavor, no hops noticed. Flat as a fart in under five minutes.
I expected it to be a mainstream cheap crap lager, and it was worse than I expected.
Apr 10, 2022
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Rated by snurdley

4.25/5  rDev +58.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is a very good, regional beer that actually tastes like a real beer.
Apr 05, 2022
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 16 oz can purchased at 802 store in Arlington, VT. Pours light yellow with very light head. Stale, adjunct corn taste with slight carbonation. For what it is, it's not terrible. Decent garage beer.
Apr 03, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

3.6/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5
The beer of my youth. I was weaned on Genny’s nipple.
Best beer EVER!
But seriously, it’s a decent regional favorite that rinses down hot dogs on a summer afternoon.
How about that nostalgic “5” I gave it, Overall? Bam!
Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by eluvah from New York

Feb 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Kevinski from Ohio

3.36/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Being from northeastern Ohio this has been a staple of my beer consuming years. Genesee is not a complex lager and is an easy drinking beer. There are no off setting flavors to speak of and its simplicity makes it very drinkable. Barley malt, yes, corn grits because that's what American and Canadian brewers use to brew for the masses and then finally
hops. Genesee "red eye" doesn't have the off putting vegetable oil flavor of MHL or the wet carboard flavor of A.B. You can drink 1 or 6, the flavor is consistent and if your in the mood for a boiler maker this is the perfect choice hands down.
Jan 20, 2022
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