brokensail (13243) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can shared by Bobby. Clear straw pour with a soapy white head. Nose is sweet grain, corn, and rice. Light metal, some apple, and a touch of grass. Flavor is more of the same. Soap, grain, corn, and rice. Metal, apple, bitter grain husk, and water.
GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
24oz can thanks to t0rin0. Pours a clear golden with spotty lacing. Medium foam. Nose is green apple, soap. Not so bad though. Taste is soap, apple, watery. Seltzer body, acetaldehyde in droves.
douglas88 (7249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce can thanks to Dennis. Pours a bright copper color with a medium white head. A sweet grainy nose. Not very good. Earthy, slick and dirty palate, grains, smoother sweet barley. Hmmm. Not terrible. Iced to 5.5? I want the 55% version......maybe. OK, Iíll rate it.
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2013
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can thanks to adnielsen. Pours a wispy clear straw color. Aroma? Taste is watery and grainy. Nothing worth writing home about
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Big fucken can @ home, courtesy of BlackIPA. Bro always send me wales, Jesus. Pours a clear, golden orange appearance with a cream colored head. Lemon, corn candy, pure natural ingredient aroma. Pretty sweet, candy, lightly fruity, spritzy flavor. Not horrible. More flavor than Bud Light and about equally enjoyable.
Ed5388 (2538) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
24oz tall boy. Shared thanks to dmac. Pours a crystal clear light golden color with a half finger of foamy bright white head. Aroma of rice, corn, grain, and urine. Taste of corn, rice, bread, grain, and sour lemon skins.
dmac (4682) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Giant can. Poured a clear tea like orange body with a smaller whitish head. Aroma of corn and rice, lots of adjuncts. Flavor is adjuncts with lots of corn and grains. Blah not horrible but this is pretty bad for a 5.5%
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
24oz can poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark gold with a half finger of white head. Aroma of corn and grains. Taste is light sweet. Corn with banana and metal. . Medium bodied with a thin yet creamy texture. Fizzy carbonation and a surprisingly long finish. Overall, not bad. Ive definitely had worse.
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
3/16/2011: Genesee Ice Beer... Aroma: Flaked cereal grains and sweet corn meal. Appearance: Straw color; uber-transparent and clean; fizzy white head. Flavor: Sweet (but not too sweet) wet grains/corn, straw and hay; a slight bit metallic with the typical skunky edge to it; tolerable, but only because of the sweetness... Palate: Medium-light to medium body with a good amount of heft to the feel; smooth, creamy texture. Overall: Blah... Tick!
One pint can (5.5% Alc/Vol.) from Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #128 for
Chad9976 (1419) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I poured a 24oz can into a 1 liter boot stein. It was canned on April 16, 2013 and cost $1.16 ($0.05 per ounce).
Appearance: Clear, gold/amber hue. Highly effervescent. Forms a large, white, soapy head which retains for a while but eventually dissipates completely.
Smell: Generic economy lager smell of grain. Iíve smelled worse.
Taste: Beers like Genesee Ice make me wonder what the point of their existence is. If you want to get drunk cheap, there are stronger beers for the same price. And despite the ludicrous marketing hyperbole, there really is nothing "premium" or "robust" about the flavor here. Itís adjunct macro lager as cheap as they come with the taste to match.
The palette starts off surprisingly weak and watery. Nothing but clichť fizzy yellow lager flavor, but weaker than most. Next to no bitterness anywhere in the taste here, which is fine, though Iím not sure this qualifies as a malt liquor proper. I actually do detect a subtle caramel sweetness on the finish, but itís quickly obscured by a foul taste of cheap, dry graininess. Maybe Iíve built up a tolerance to these types of beers, because itís not as offensive as other beers of the ilk have been. Still, thereís nothing to genuinely like about the taste. Itís bland, itís cheap, itís off-putting, yet there are worse incarnations out there.
Drinkability: I often find "gold sodas" like this tend to be quite bubbly at first, but go flat quickly. But in the case of Genesee Ice, it actually stayed well-carbonated throughout. The liquid itself is noticeably thin and has a slightly slick texture. Thereís a starchy, cracker-like aftertaste coupled with that of boiled corn. Even when drank ice cold on a hot summerís night itís not really refreshing. At 5.5% ABV itís too weak to be used as a get-drunk-quick vehicle, and too strong to be a casual, sessionable lager.