douglas88 (9573) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Sample at GAF. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A light sweet malty nose. Biscuit, honey, watery very light. Decent. Sledutah (7795) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
GABF 2012, not sure how Doug talked me into trying this with all the great beers surrounding me govtmulefan (14) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Appearance: Clear golden with a big white head
Aroma and flavor of sweet malts, honey and grainy
It was OK, mild.
Purchased as a 6 pack, it’s also part of the heritage collection from Genny. Smooth drinkability and good value. DietPepsican (1591) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 24, 2012
No joke, drank this with my friend Merv. He said it wasn’t as smooth as 211, I disagree. wlajwl (7014) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Aroma is sweetish grains and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is sweet malts, almost cloying and a sour twang in the finish.
Bif (2314) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2012
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.
MacBoost (1935) - Victor, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
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 (6695) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2012
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. It’s very smooth and the breadiness as it goes is quite pleasant.
A fairly good little beer. LowBrau (140) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 23, 2012
Pours a medium-gold with a thin white head. The pessimist in me could say it’s 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 (don’t 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 (1025) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2012
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 couldn’t see why the new package wasn’t 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...