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

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Genesee BeerGenesee Beer

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

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

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Photo of animal69
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of projectflam86
2.18/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz stumpy bottle.

A- Pours a clear golden yellow color with a thin white head that quickly fades.

S- Clean corn and grain scent. Not much in the malt or hops department.

T- Cooked cream corn and cereal with some mild astringency in the finish. Nothing but corn comes to mind.

M- Light bodied with low carbonation.

O- I don't usually mind Genesee brews too much but this one wasn't for me.

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Photo of RheinSchaefer85
4.35/5  rDev +58.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up the Heritage 12 Pack today of Genesse today at Portchester Beer Dist. (great Place to go to get Beer) Now the Heritage 12 Pack comes with the Cream Ale and the 12 Horse Ale as well. The Beer is good better than some of the other Adjunct American Lagers and Better than Pabst. It dosen't really have a taste to it but most American Adjunct lagers but its a little bit Sweeter in taste . Overall its worth Trying .

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Photo of Darkmagus82
2.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance - A light straw color with a white head that faded faster then the pour.

Smell - Not much odor at all. A little bit of malt, but other then that very little

Taste - It actually had more flavor then expected. While not having a lot of hop flavor, could taste some decent maltiness and some giving way to a corn sorta sweetness in the end.

Mouthfeel - A good level of carbonation for the style, but a little bit thin on the viscosity.

Overall - Average for a standard american lager. At only ~$8 for a 12 pack it is worth the price. A good beer for tailgating and massive parties where you don't know and don't care to know most of the people there.

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Photo of clh323
3.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

What can I say, it was much better than I expected though the expectations were low. A lot better than the cheap beers and the price was very inexpensive. The price has risen recently so I think the original low cost was to attract a market share.

I can't say I won't have some of this around for nipping at when I'm workin' around the place.

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Photo of SargeC
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Thanks to trxxpaxxs for this can!

Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF 6. It pours a clear golden straw topped by an active finger of white foam.The nose comes off as kinda adjunct lager-ly, what with light corn, lighter wheat, and dank-ish grass coming through. A small tinge of what seems like nutmeg hangs in the background all wallflowerly and whatnot.The taste runs pretty much the same as the smell, but without that spice tinge. There's a flowery crispness to the finish.The body is light, with a moderate carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, I can't say as I truly dislike it...I think I nothing it...

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Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Gregwa
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of match1112
3.2/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: pale clear yellow with a thin white head that doesnt stay long.

s: faint grains and grasses.

t: actually above average for the style, not horrible.

m: thin watery body, no hops bitterness.

o: not a bad beer. will keep some of this in stock for the ones in my life that dont like alot of flavor in their beer.

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Photo of alee42
2/5  rDev -27%

Photo of lumpy1126
2/5  rDev -27%

Photo of murf1087
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of athouve1
4/5  rDev +46%

Photo of JDWEX1117
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of tdm168
3.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden yellow with a loose, foamy, bubbly, white head that has little retention. The nose is grainy with very faint, grassy hop aromas. The taste is smooth and less grainy than expected. It's subtle straw and decent bittering hops. The mouthfeel is heavily carbonated, crisp, and light.

This is definitely a drinkable beer. You could put away a lot of these. Ultimately, however, if you're looking for flavor and intricacies go elsewhere.

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Photo of Kromes
2.97/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A clear light straw color that had a soda-like head that died down to a bunch of bubbles popping on the surface.

S: Sweet grain and honey malt with a touch of grassy hop. Average for the adjunct lager.

T: Very sweet with a grainy and starchy flavor and a little bit of bitterness in the finish that doesn't do anything to the sweetness.

M: Light body and soda-like carbonation. OK for the style.

O: For an adjunct lager, it's not the worst I've had. As long as this beer is ice cold, it can stand up against its brothers.

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Photo of ALLISON01
1/5  rDev -63.5%

Photo of Another6Pack
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Burt
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of nickthetick
1.59/5  rDev -42%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: pours a clear, pale, almost off-white yellow into a nonic pint with no head. I gave the appearance a 3 because its on par with most AAL but that's where anything close to good lies alone.

S: corn, I struggle to get some wheat and maybe some grass.

T: water like, again there is some corn, maybe a note of wheat.

MF: water like, no body, at least there is the refreshing quality.

O: I like some AAL, a lot, this is terrible. Point blank bad. No nose, no flavor and no body.

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Photo of TimoP
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of generallee
3.49/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: It was poured from a tall 24oz can into a tall mug.

Appearance: The body has a nice deep yellow to light golden color with great clarity. Up top a quickly fading bright white head settles down to just a thin ring of foam at the edge of the glass.

Smell: Not much to say here, just some light grassy and wet hay like hops with some corn flake like cereal notes.

Taste/Feel: On the palate it slides right down with an average easy drinking light feel. It has the classic American Adjunct Lager flavor, leaning more to the corn like cereal like sweetness. This quickly drys out in the finnish.

Notes: This is an average cheap blue collar/retro beer and one that I have had many of.

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Genesee Beer from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
2.74 out of 5 based on 596 ratings.
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