Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 13, 2014 pkbites (970) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Gorgeous perfect 5 pour. Dark red with a creamy beige head. Absolutely lovely. That’s where the fun stops. Sweet roasted corn aroma is ok. I’d be willing to bet this is Genesee beer or cream ale with coloring added. There just isn’t anything in the flavor to say it’s something different than that. Paid $6.49 for a 12 pack of bottles (Heritage collection). Looks better than it is.
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. 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.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Genny Red is a clear, sparkling, amber lager with a turbulent, white film. It has a pretty fruity aroma with a bit of sweetness and a slight funk. It kind of smells like a hybrid of Genny Cream Ale and Genny Bock. It’s pretty light bodied and pretty smooth. The finish is reasonably clean. The flavor is mostly sweet, fruity malt and a barely detectable, wooden bitterness. There’s a little rubber flavor at the finish, but not much. This is just a swilling beer, really. It has more character than a standard macro, but nothing to offend a standard macro drinker. It really does seem like a mix of their Cream Ale and Bock. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Copper hue with small off white head. Nose of biscuit, cereal, and corn. Taste follows in order with addition of light caramel. Mild bitterness from grass. Light carbonation leads to a silken but thin body.
HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2012
From the files: toss up whether this or the Cream Ale were the most foul of the Genny line. Red was reddish, maltish, a fine laxative with a minimal amount of alcohol Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Pours mahogany with a thin off white head. Smells of sweet malt, some caramel, some spicy hints. Tastes sweet and earthy with some tea hints on the finish. Arayaga2 (2254) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Amber in color with a white head. Light, slightly sweet aroma. Taste is same, with caramel components. Not bad for robot produced industrial beer. jcwattsrugger (12518) - 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
AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2007
College beer that fits the workingman’s budget. It’s a great value, but it’s far too sweet for me now. It’s a fridge filler for sure. I’ll pick the Cream Ale first.