Bif (1021) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stubbie bottle from the Heritage Collection. Pours a dark golden color with a decent head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of malt sweetness bit of citrus and grain. Taste is a bit tart with a mild malt sweetness. this continues to a mild bitterness and a clean finish. Light body, crisp and quite smooth. Easy drinker. Not bad for what it is.
BlackIPA (709) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz stubbie from the new heritage pack. Pours a clear light amber. Comparing this one to the Fyfe and Drum I just had from the same pack, this one has a lighter color but smells noticeably danker in the nose. Some hop presence. Also getting a lot of sweet corn in the nose too. Taste is sweeter but also has a small hop bite as opposed to the Fyfe. This one is maltier too. Standard Genesee product, not much to rave about but super cheap and no detectable flaws.
Patrickctenchi (1673) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stubby to English Pint:
Pours a clear, honey-gold with slightly off-white head.
Scent is initially metallic, slight malt.
Taste is fairly sweet malt, creamy, simple.
I rather like it. Itís very smooth and the breadiness as it goes is quite pleasant.
A fairly good little beer.
LowBrau (67) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a medium-gold with a thin white head. The pessimist in me could say itís a weak-tasting ale, but the optimist finds this to be an intriguing halfway point between a crisp pale lager and a more robust ale (donít know whether they meant for this). Light to medium bodied, easy-drinking. Pleasant grain aroma, though at times something seemed a little off. Caught off guard by a fairly sour taste. Not great, but not bad either.
Dacrza (335) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Glassware: Kisatsky Tavern pint... Occasion: Spring break Thursday... Appearance: thin, sallow golden body that bubbled and crackled as it poured; the head is thick, chunky white and promises lacing...Aroma: all malt and hay...Palate: light to medium-bodied, with late carbonation and smoothness to the tongue...Taste: as exxpected, a stepping stone between the 40-ounces we pounded in college and the more mainstream fair that is served at backyard barbeques...light enough to pair with probably anything as a washdown, but too late to influence the palate while eating... Overall: no hatred or disappointment here, just what the retro bottle promised--and the dude who told me at the beer store that he couldnít see why the new package wasnít selling nearly paid for the purchase itself--as another old-school German brewery (a la Yuengling and Lord Chesterfield) does a nearly hopless ale. Pleasing in its blank canvas...
uvajed (165) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz stubby bottle from a "heritage" variety pack, which is the only way to find this around here. Cool bottle, old school looking box, and came with Cream Ale and regular Genesee. Aroma slightly sweet and malty. Taste is the same - simple, with a little malt and sweetness. Not spectacular in any way, but meets the companyís claim of being smooth.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a light golden color. Smell is bready, malts. Taste is slightly sweet, bready and malty, a touch of hops. Overall an easy drinking and pretty good beer.
brenn79 (1198) - Idaho, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. stubby bottle- Pours clear golden with a ugly soapy white head that immediately disappears leaving a ring. Aroma is generic ale, diapers, not the dirty ones thankfully though. The taste is similar, generic ale, mild dryness. Body is thin and carbonation is high. Boring , boring, boring.
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Gold in color, white head that goes away quick, good lacing , creamy texture. Poured from a can to a 7oz rating glass, left a froth on the sides on the glass
rangerred (659) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz stubby bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours a clear straw yellow with plenty of carbonation leading to a fizzy head. Retention is poor but leaves a thin cap on the beer.
Aromas of sweet corn and grain are present along with an apple juice smell.
The taste reveals a slight bready graininess along with the apple flavor. Very light bitterness along with a slight grassy hop flavor. A little tart on the finish.
Overall just an ok brew. I still prefer the original Genesee though.