WhiteAlePower (91) - Long Island, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. My first thoughts when I see this brand are "stale nearly green putrescence!". In other words, I am by no means a fan of "Genny". However, this brew proves to have some redeeming values, most certainly not in the outdated (1970ís) can art! Anyways, the brew poured a slight reddish brown with a very nice thick head, which diminished quickly. Aromas are that of sweet malts and some notes of caramel. Very light bodied and in flavour as well. But it is quite drinkable. This is by no means a typical bock, I think they sort of missed their target, but made a decent brew at that! Enjoy it if you can find it.
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew poured wonderful reddish amber, with an off white head. The head is frothy and leaves good lacing on the glass. The aroma is of light malts and straw, adjusted with corn or rice. Also there is just a hint of caramel. The taste is sweet and malty, bready and pretzel like over light straw and cereal notes. Hops are almost a nonfactor adding just a touch of dryness light mineral like notes. The palate is medium bodied creamy and smooth. Finish is short and sweet. Overall not outstanding but a good beer at a great price.
edgallow (1855) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, biscuits and grain. Taste is malts, grass and biscuits.
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rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
stubby bottle. brown with one finger head. terrible metallic aroma, but flavor is mainly toasty malt. eh.
rangerred (891) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can into a pint glass. Very cool can design btw.
Pours a crystal clear darkish brown with a half finger off-white head. Poor head retention and lacing but I really wasnít expecting a whole to out of this beer.
Aroma has burnt caramel, toffee, and some molasses. Perhaps a touch of corn as well.
More caramel on the taste along with molasses and a quick whiff of alcohol. Light corn with a little grassy hop character. Slightly sticky with very little bitterness and a bit of a thin mouthfeel.
Overall, while this is far from a great beer or a good example of the style, it is very refreshing and quite tasty considering the price. A beer I like to pick up every spring.
UDBeernut (1589) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle pours clear dark ambers, quick off white head. nose of wet cereal and toasted grains. taste follows in details, light sweetness. ample carbonation keeps it light on the palate.
Chad9976 (1125) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured a 12oz can into a mug. It was canned on 12/16/13 and came as part of a 12-pack for $8.99 ($0.75 per can or $0.06 per ounce).
Appearance: Beautiful copper/amber hue. Crystal clear with carbonation visible. Pours to a large, off white, foamy head which laces and retains very well for the style.
Smell: Sweet than usual lager aroma. Similar to that of an Oktoberfest with confectionery notes. Nothing cheap or off-putting.
Taste: Genesee is a macro brewery known for making mostly adjunct lagers, but I suppose thatís stating the obvious. Needless to say, they are not held in high regard by the craft beer community. However, a lot of craft beer geeks around here hold Genesee Bock Beer (or simply "Genny Bock") in high regard and consider it a guilty pleasure. I know I certainly do. This is a surprisingly flavorful, somewhat complex and easy drinking lager thatís quite fun to drink.
The palette tastes genuine and authentic with true dark malt flavor. Slightly sweet flavors of caramel, toffee and even a bit of brown sugar are all present here, especially on the finish. Thereís no abrasive adjunct taste of corn, probably because this is an all-malt brew (Iím assuming?). The cleanliness is a pleasant change of pace, especially for this brewery. Iím saying itís as robust or complex as an authentic German doppelbock, but coming from an American macro brewery itís impressive. I recommend drinking it rather warm to let all the flavors really come out. I dare say this is the best macro lager on the market (itís my favorite of that genre, anyway).
Drinkability: Whatís nice about Genny Bock is not only does it taste good, but itís remarkably drinkable. The body is perfectly medium all around with the right amount of flavor at the right times. It does have the classic lager mouthfeel, though - crisp and carbonated. Though it goes down pretty smoothly and finishes mostly clean. At only 5.2% ABV, this is a dangerously drinkable brew and an ideal session beer in warmer weather. If only this were available year-round!
sudomorph (487) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml can. Pours a crystal clear dark amber with a half finger, off white head. Aroma is a pleasant malfunction caramel with hints of bread, biscuit, and slight fruit. Taste is balanced. Solid notes of caramel and bread with a slightly fruity finish. Medium body and carbonation. Super smooth texture with a gentle carbonation makes this extremely drinkable. Overall this is a very nice beer. Very tasty and super easy to drink. This could be an everyday beer for sure. Would get again for sure.
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to thebroth for this extra, cheers Scott!
A: Pours a blood ruby ale with superb clarity. Two finger head which is persistent. Broken sheet lacing.
S: Malt, grain, wheat, straw, slight caramel. Decent nose for the style.
T: Presents mostly a one-dimensional flavor profile. Very much grain and specialty grain. Nothing special. Very average.
M: Medium with moderate if not high carbonation. Should be much lighter body or lower carb.
D: session beer. íNuff said.
Serving type: can
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 (585) - 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.