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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Originally brewed in 1997 this beer has been again released in our April 2012 Heritage Collection. This limited edition Spring Heritage Collection variety pack featuring an easy drinking summer beer quality offering. It respresent the rich history of one of America’s most respected breweries. Genesee Summer Brew is a lighter lager with a hint of sweetness; it is 4.8% with 150 calories for 12 oz and has 15.3 grams of carbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (929) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2012
12oz stubby bottle into a pint glass. Part of the heritage pack. Pours a clear dark yellow with a one finger creamy head. Tons of carbonation and good head retention for a light lager. Smells of sweet corn along with a little bit of bread. Really nothing in the way of hops. The flavor is sweet overall with some corn and cereal grain up front followed by a nice toasted caramel. Bitterness is very light with no hop flavor detectable. Finishes with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall I was pretty impressed by this beer. It is slightly reminiscent of Red Stripe but quite a bit cheaper. Very refreshing and plenty of flavor packed into this one. Wish I could buy it on its own.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Beer has a golden yellow color with a small head. It has a light malt aroma with some wheat. Taste is malty with some grain. Light hint of sweetness. Light beer that is an easy drinker.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LowBrau (74) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Pours a pale gold, with a large white head that dissipates quickly. Delivers what it promises, "lager with a hint of sweetness". Not as watery as the Fyfe & Drum I just tried, rather this has a creamy mouthfeel - a quality that seems the opposite of what one would look for in a summertime beer. Not very flavorful, but nothing offensive, either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmankj (2) - USA - MAY 23, 2003 does not count
Interesting change for Genny. Had a different taste then most other Summer brews, wish it was still on the shelves.

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