nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle. Did not pour in glass drank from bottle. Had a roasty, bread, hay, smell, a bit of hops and fruit. Was a bit sweet and had a bite. Nothing super great here but then again not bad. Normal beer. nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Special thanks to Big D for this one. Short stubby twist off bottle, I haven’t seen this in awhile. Medium body, corn hints of honey taste, but smooth drinkable brew. The price is right on these beers from the brewery. Overall clean, crisp, good for the beer and style. Thank again D! puboflyons (3400) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2011
From the retro mix pack with the stubby bottle, twist off cap, and the 1970’s era label. The presentation brings back memories by itself. It pours a good looking golden yellow with a small fizzy head. The aroma has a slight malt hint, bread, and also a hint of hops. I have not had the 12 Horse Ale in about 25 years so I do not recall how it matches up with the original. The body is thin. The taste is vaguely bitter with a crisp finale. cheap (5794) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Drank directly from a short stubby twist off bottle that was in an old time variety pack. Looks like any other pale lager. Smells a little cheap beery but OK. A little metallic at first then that smoother after a few seconds. Does not have a whole lot of rude ale attributes, taste almost borders on decent cheap lager. Smoother as the session continues. Probably is higher than 5%. Goodly amount of sizzle in there, makes it nifty on the palate. Even friendly after a while. drdisque (830) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle from the Genesee "sampler". Flavor is mostly sweet corn. A little bit of vanilla in the initial flavor and aftertaste. The faintest bit of hops and barley. A little better than the cream ale.
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Tasted on 11/19/11 from a squat 12oz bottle, that’s right, back again. Pours clear brassy golden with an average white head that slowly settles into thin lace, leaving some uneven lace along the inside of the glass. The nose is sweet corn malt with a creamy note and just a hint of spicy hops. The flavor is the same sweet creamy, corny malt from the nose, with lightly spicy and bitter hops on the back. The body is medium with a somewhat creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a short, corny, creamy, lightly bitter and spicy finish. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
This came in the Genesee Heritage 12 Pack mixer. Cute little stubby bottles.
Decided to rate this since it is retired in the database.
Pale gold pour with a thin white head.
aroma is corny, cardboary, dusty malt.
Flavour is grainy, light sweetness. cardboary finish. Hint of grassy hop? milewide (2219) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bland blond ale. Medium body with modest head. Bottle. Was a regular purchase before true craft beers. scottw86 (1175) - Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Poured a glorious yellow color with a large white head. Aroma is interesting with honey and sweet malts. Taste is like light honey with a little bit of skunk. Overall it’so maybe my favorite gennie beer. Smooth and goes down easy. arone12 (929) - Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Pale golden color with thin white head. Smells like genny light but sweeter. Taste is sweet like honey with some cardboard and skunk. Dry.