trebor99 (8) - east westfield, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2002 does not count
Nice tasting very refreshing brew. You will not want to stop at one because it tastes so good. Not complex, but a nice bitterness. I wish it were a bit more hoppy. Wonderful color and head that lasts. Give it a try. ByTheGlass (41) - USA - JAN 13, 2003
For the money, (9.99 for a 30 pack in the People"s Democratic Republic of Massachusetts) A really good beer. Kind of a poor man"s Killians Red. A friend turned me on to this stuff and I was really impressed. Doesn"t give you that ’Piss beer-rot gut’ feeling after a couple. beerguy (2) - rochester, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2004 does not count
This is truly a diamond in the rough. faint aroma. Like other reviewers I would’ve hoped for a bit more hoppy-ness. It only comes in 30 pack of cans so drink up. Cheers. srqbeerman99 (15) - sarasota, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2001
This is truly a fine brew. If you didn’t know you were drinking genny red, you’d swear it was a ’ppremium’ import. Genny red is GOOD! Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-7-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a deep amber color with a two finger white head. The head has a great level of retention. Once it fades slowly over time it leaves a decent level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is a sweet blend of caramel, toffee, and a lighter sweet corn smell. Mixed with these aromas are some notes of a roasted malt.
Taste – The taste starts out of roasted malt and a caramel sweetness. The roasted malt and some breadiness start out stronger and grow weaker as the taste advances. Unlike the roasted flavors, the sweet grows stronger as the taste advances. The caramel remains somewhat consistent in strength with a toffee flavor growing stronger more toward the middle of the taste. While this occurs, a corn malt flavor grows more and more in strength. In the end a very light earthy hop flavor comes to the tongue, with the sweet flavors this leaves a very odd taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the thin to average side with a moderate level of carbonation. Not bad for the style and it makes for a rather drinkable brew.
Overall – A sweeter style affordable brew. Initially the flavors are quite nice, but the aftertaste is a little off for me (I can’t quite place it). OK, nothing more.
beastdog75 (364) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2003
A decent brew for the money. Quite sweet and very drinkable. Not very complex, but the flavor is quite decent for a beer so cheap. Has a nice reddish-amber color too. Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2002
really liked it, hope the B-21 liquor mart keeps getting it in stock Gearwar (56) - Rochester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2003
A cheap Killians that can fit into any college budget makes this beer a great buy for someone who isnt too concerned with premium beer taste. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2007
12oz can-pours a white head and gold with orange color. Aroma is medium/light malt, cream ale. Taste is medium/light malt, cream ale, faint hops. OK/mild carbonation. 3.0 For $11 for 30pk could be 3.2, therefore 3.1
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a deep amber color with a two finger white foamy head. It leaves a decent level of lacing.
The aroma had a sweet blend of caramel, toffee, a lighter sweet corn and at the end a roasted malt.
The taste was sweet and roasted maltiness over coating an old earthy breadiness.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it.
Overall, not a bad beer, could be construed as a decent budget amber lager. I probably have a few more of these.