FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2001
Had to give it 5 stars because of family history. This was the beer my dad would drink in his youth in olean NY. He told me stories about how he and his friends would get drunk off the stuff and them piss in the lake whos water was used in brewing Genesee. I acually just tried it last summer and it was decent enough. wu1sabes (25) - USA - NOV 30, 2002
A great american lager beer! ............................................... Francis99 (19) - USA - MAR 25, 2001
Hey its No Genny Light, but its still drinkable. .......................... SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Can thanks to my buddy Red: Drank from the classic white can with simple beautiful label. Aroma is fresh grain. The taste is magical as it opens up memories of my childhood and upstate NY. Does it get any better? sovereign27 (4) - CANADA - JAN 18, 2006 does not count
Decent beer...considering the price.
Even though it’s american it still does the job.
cephas122 (1) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2017 does not count
This is my "go to" pale lager beer, especially when you really want a nice clean thirst quencher. I occasionally enjoy IPAs and Belgian wheat beers that have much more intense flavor, but this beer is my favorite AAL and also my favorite Macrobrew beer. If you taste test this side by side against Bud, Miller, Coors, Pabst, Labatts, Molson, or any other macrobrew lager- Genny Beer beats them all. Super clean, lightly hopped, no after taste whatsoever - as log as you make sure you buy it in bottles. Here’s the best part - a 12 pack of Genny bottles is $6.50 here in Rochester NY (Wegmans). JackCallahan (1) - Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
For many years, I avoided drinking any Genesee products. Heeding the warnings of my friends to avoid the "Genny Cream screamers", it was not until I my mid-30’s that a neighbor and picky beer snob offered me a Genny Cream Ale -- In a can. It wasn’t bad. A few years later, my sister poured me a Genny 16 oz-er in a frosty mug after a long summer work out. It was sooooo good. As the price of my old lawn-mowing beer, PBR, soared to $9 a 12, I went in search of its replacement -- Genny bottles. When I discovered that Genny comes in the Blatz-style barrel bottle, I was in. I petitioned our local wine store to begin carrying Genesee Beer in bottles. He happily obliged: a case for $17.85! Done. Dudes, dig it. This is the best domestic pale lager going -- for the price. I have done side-by-side comparisons with other cheap-o’s and more expensive imports (Heineken, Stella). The taste is right there; however, when you calculate price, the joy per unit rate ratio blows away the competition. This is a great session beer. When my palate spasms from super hopped up triple IPA’s to something more chuggable, I reach for a Genny barrel. snorky177399 (3) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2001 does not count
Great with chicken wings. Simple and easy to drink......................... BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12oz can purchased at Shaw’s in Derry. Pours a crystal-clear light hay-yellow body with a good inch of rim-hugging off-white head that slowly dissipates. Cereal grain dominates the aroma - malt and corn most notably, with just a hint of citrussy grassy hops. Tastes sweet, with cereal grains and cooked corn initially, and a bit more hops than I’m used to getting from the style, expressing themselves mostly as a grassy citrussy presence toward the finish. Finishes clean, as it should for the style. Nothing to complex or profound, but a simple easy drinking macro-style lager that’s better than most, and a good quaffable brew for hot summer days like today.