RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
When youre looking for a rich, full-flavored beer, Genesee Ice is the perfect beer for you. Our brewmasters begin with only the purest natural ingredients. Then, ice crystals form in the beer during its aging process before its filtered for the rich flavor Genesee Ice is known for.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16111) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
douglas88 (8552) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2013
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, Ill rate it.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
gmellison (427) - Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Can thanks to adnielsen. Pours a wispy clear straw color. Aroma? Taste is watery and grainy. Nothing worth writing home about

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (10538) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2013
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ed5388 (3243) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dmac (5715) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2013
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%

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
shigadeyo (3637) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

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 this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChadPolenz (1723) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2013
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. Ive 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. Its adjunct macro lager as cheap as they come with the taste to match.

The palette starts off surprisingly weak and watery. Nothing but clich fizzy yellow lager flavor, but weaker than most. Next to no bitterness anywhere in the taste here, which is fine, though Im not sure this qualifies as a malt liquor proper. I actually do detect a subtle caramel sweetness on the finish, but its quickly obscured by a foul taste of cheap, dry graininess. Maybe Ive built up a tolerance to these types of beers, because its not as offensive as other beers of the ilk have been. Still, theres nothing to genuinely like about the taste. Its bland, its cheap, its 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. Theres a starchy, cracker-like aftertaste coupled with that of boiled corn. Even when drank ice cold on a hot summers night its not really refreshing. At 5.5% ABV its too weak to be used as a get-drunk-quick vehicle, and too strong to be a casual, sessionable lager.

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