luapfitz (1) - New York, USA - JUL 13, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
My local watering hole had Genny Bock on tap for 5$ a pitcher. Canít go wrong with that. Tadts great and after a few got me drunk as shit. I donít mind drinking it even tho my buddies have pissed in the Genessee river many times.
twindadplus2 (570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. can. Mahogany color with a big tan head that didnít last very long. Aroma is very sweet with maybe a hint of caramel and grainy tang. Flavor is mostly watery grain and mildly sweet malt. Medium bodied and a bit of a watery palate. I guess I was hoping for more but Iíve certainly had worse too. For the price itís not bad.
EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Unique stubby little grenade-type bottle with a twist cap. Nose sweet and slightly skunked, reminds of normal Genny! Deep copper-mahogany body, still transparent, with a short tan head. Taste is lightly sweet without matching bitterness, faint caramel and stronger earth and toffee, grainy, but on the whole, not very flavorful. Not particularly clean, either. Softish malty medium body. Iíve had much worse, can easily down a few of these, and will continue to think about buying them every time they come up for sale at $5/sixer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured a dark caramel-brown color with a huge creamy/soapy orange tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy with light notes of caramel, honey and nut. The flavor was sweet and tangy caramel, honey, nut and a sour industrial presence underneath. Short tangy caramel finish. Medium body. Dull but drinkable.
Fredis23 (450) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lured by fun can design and cheap price. I was surprised that it is probably the best Genesee Beer tasted so far. After saying it, still, it is watered down brown looking and slightly bitter and sweet beer. Nothing special, but at least one that has some taste to it, not too carbonated. Easy to drink and enjoy. Average.
BoostIPA (976) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
from notes: a very light bock beer from my local crappy brewery. No hops detected. Malty, biscuit. Bready. Average. Scroll past.
Chad9976 (1025) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured a 12oz can into a lager glass.
Appearance: Beautiful shade of clear copper, some carbonation visible. Initially forms a large, fluffy, beige soapy head which actual retains and laces quite well.
Smell: Mostly insignificant nose with hints of darker cereal grain and a generic lager scent. Nothing foul, though.
Taste: I canít think of too many beers Iíd honestly give a thumbs up to while being stymied to describe the palate, but Genesee Bock Beer is one such brew. Itís difficult to explain whatís so appealing about it since the palate is mild and simple, yet thereís nothing off-putting about it whatsoever. Itís a little richer and a little more "complete" than your average macro lager. Take a regular lager, subtract the generic grainy component, add a hint of sweetness and thatís what you get here. Subtle notes of caramel are present, maybe even a hint of herbal qualities, although I do detect a slight toasted corn or other adjunct flavor. Thereís little bitterness, yet itís not a beer I would consider watery or bland per se. A little more emphasis on the sweet components would make this a genuinely good beer, but as it stands itís impressive that itís above average.
Drinkability: With a crisp, clean palate and relatively light body, Genesee Bock Beer is definitely an easy drinker thatís quite refreshing, too. A noticeably thin, fizzy mouthfeel, but a little more refined than most macro lagers. Goes down smoothly with little carbonation distraction. At 5.2% ABV itís a candidate for a sessionable beverage, although you might grow bored with it after a few servings. A great beer to have with brats, burgers or any other picnic or ballpark fare.
pkbites (622) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I dislike Geneseeís other beers, so this one was a bit of a difference. Astringent nose but a light brown root beer colored pour with a perfectly colored beige/light brown head. The head is thick and rich, and it lasted a long time with lots of lacing on my glass. Taste & mouth feel are not as heavy as most bocks. But even though Iíd describe it as a "lighter" flavor I would not say it is "watery". An unexpected bitterness arrives in the aftertaste. There is some detection of alcohol which was surprising as itís ABV content is only 5.2. Overall not too shabby!
DrSilverworm (4065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz green "special edition" can. Clear copper color. Big foamy khaki head. More crisp carbonation. Kinda watered down tasting malt aroma, good lace. Plain, sort of savory taste. Not awful. Just pretty boring. 12oz is 3x more than I care to drink of this.
LowBrau (69) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark brown, with a generous light tan head that dissipates gradually. Easy to drink, but not watery. Not as rich and heavy as many bocks. Definitely a good beer compared to others in its price range.