Wednesday, November 17, 2010

For the lulz, I present you, Genesee Beer

I don't know why I bought this beer, other than the fact that I had never seen it. The price was something around $2.50 for a 6 pack of 16oz cans, so I had absolutely no expectations whatsoever. I figured, why not? I keep drinking all of these awesome beers, why not balance it out and drink some piss water so I can further appreciate the good stuff.

Brewery: Genesee Brewing Company
Beer: Beer (no, I'm not kidding on the title of it)
Style: Pale Lager (piss water)
ABV: 5.0%
IBU: ?
Price: $15 / 30pk 12oz cans, $2.50 6pk 16oz cans

Opening a can of this was a mistake. Notes of ass and corn comes to mind. This beer pours a pale straw color with a fingers worth of white head. Aroma starts to lean towards sweet corn and grain. The first sip/gag revealed abosolutely nothing the aroma didn't already tell me. Corn, corn, and lastly, corn was the flavor. I'm not talking about a pleasant corn flavor, I'm talking about corn that should only be used as livestock feed. Yeah, it's pretty wretched. As this beer warmed to 40F, the flavor became even worse. Mouthfeel is light, with a decent amount of carbonation to try to hide the terribleness that is this "beer".

After suffering through a can, I went to Genesee's website to figure out exactly wtf they put in this "beer". Here's a quote.

"Fully kraeusened to produce carbonation naturally for a clean, smooth taste, "Genny" is brewed with six-row barley malt, corn grits, hops from the Yakima Valley and Genesee’s exclusive bottom-fermenting yeast"

I started to cry once I got to the "clean, smooth taste" part.

I'll try to judge this beer as fairly as I can for its style.

Aroma: 2/10
Appearance: 2.5/5
Taste: 2/10
Palate: 2.5/5
Overall: 4/20

Final Score: 13/50

If you had a choice between drinking water out of a ditch vs a can of genesee, I'd call it a draw.


  1. the label look is not that good too

  2. "If you had a choice between drinking water out of a ditch vs a can of genesee, I'd call it a draw. "

    That's my feeling about every beer I've tried. I cannot find one I agree with. I'm just a born wine drinker I guess.

  3. Cool story, bro!
    Following your blog

  4. Yet let me obtain my wish. Following!