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Genesee Cream Ale - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Genesee Cream AleGenesee Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
70
okay

1,185 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,185
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 3
pDev: 20%
Wants: 19
Gots: 103 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2001

"Genny" Cream Ale.
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Ratings: 1,185 | Reviews: 516
Photo of whothehellisstanpapi
2.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

looks like beer. However, if we were judging the container, the can would be a 5. not much smell. tastes creamy and crisp. a bit sugary and ricey. not too bad. you could do much worse. especially for the price

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I drank a lot of these in the 80's when I lived in New York. They were advertised everywhere. Even liked better than Rolling Rock

Photo of SLewis
2.3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this offered for free, so I figured why not.
Drank straight from the can.
Smell is funky and cant quite put my nose on it. Tastes of stale grain and alcohol. Not great.

Photo of 303beer
3.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My grandfather used to drink this so I'm cracking a sixer now. Thick bright white head. Yellow in color. That's decent. Yeah alright I'm happy with that. Like it better than most main stream beers.

Photo of MVG7113
2.79/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. Can poured aggressively into standard 16 oz 'Ball' Mason Jar. The packaging is very generic--but still somehow unique.

A: See-through crystalline appearance. Very clear--Golden wheat. Room for an aggressive pour produced a 2 finger white fluff of a head that dissipated quickly to a thin ring that lingers throughout. Can't knock the beer in appearance alone.

S: Some alcohol induced hoppy musk--maybe a hint of wheat. Kind of smells like a lawnmower beer. Might be the reason some smell grass on this one. Based on smell, this beer isn't doing much to impress.

T: Clean and refreshing. Simple, not too much going on. Some grainy alcohol but if investigated actually produced a nice taste. Almost buttery. Almost some fruit notes. This beer does just enough on taste to distinguish itself from the 'Coors' and 'Miller' of the world.

F: A crispy creamy feel gives this beer a distinct finish--suggestive of a quality crafted brew. Definitely the highlight of Genesee Cream Ale.

O: At the end of the day, this is a cheap beer that can be bought in large quantities. It's definitely better than some of the other 'lawnmower' beers that people seem to love so much. Seemingly would be perfect for college frat parties. Or just when you want a cheap refreshing beer that does just enough to be decent.

Photo of Urk1127
3.23/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Picked up just because of the stubby bottles and cheap price. Clear straw super pale. Good carbonation. Taste is kind of boozy for some reason but was a good beer

Photo of PatrickCT
3.11/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is a local beer I had growing up. I drank this one ice cold out of the little bottle.
Perhaps nostalgia made it taste for me. Slight maltiness followed by fruit. Then its over. The stubby bottle and the label would get a 5 from me if aesthetics in packaging were a category.

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.84/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Been a very along time since I had one of these and are hard to find actually. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F and poured in to a flute glass.

Pours a pale yellow with a very small fizzy white head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is of a light grassy hops. The taste is the same with a slight sweet finish. Actually very smooth with a good taste.

Photo of hockeystiff8
3.85/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lots of poor publicity in Rochester area. Blind tasting confirms its a great beer. Smooth and easy to drink.

Photo of Jensen83
4.24/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smooth and creamy but still refreshing. Hood wheat smell. Very tasty and easy to drink. Can design is simple and cool.

Photo of 31Sam13
4.3/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I think that, though not obviously the pinnacle of anything, this beer is somewhat iconic. It is underrated, cheap, and fills a niche that some people believe only this brand can...it is a classic and I love my forest green simplicity...hey it Genny...

Photo of Clinthulhu
4.37/5  rDev +45.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A good everyday kind of beer that is more complex and tastes better than a lot of people give it credit for. Nothing mind blowing here just good simple beer you can enjoy at a excellent price.

Photo of ordybill
2.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass in Savannah, GA (I know, odd).
Aroma- Maybe grass and some malt, not much here.
Appearance-A pale yellow (like Coors Light), little head.
Taste- Definitely a regional macro here. I assume this would be real good around a bonfire.
Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation, it does have a creamy feel to it.
Overall- I ordered this off of the beer list under "your Daddy's beers" it also had Dixie, Lonestar and Iron City listed. It was a nice throw back to my teen age years.

Photo of Tank880
2.35/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Do not let the Almighty pluck you off the planet before getting yourself a cream ale. It's a delightful pint. Nice taste and enjoyable end.

Photo of PSU79
3.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had not had in along time good smoothe brew

Photo of mrlafay
2.55/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not bad, great for a buck...

Photo of browner1971
1.86/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is an old beer that hasn't changed in a long time

Photo of Act25
2.85/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

flattish, was beer of last resort when kids, and is now.

Photo of Kupinskij
4.03/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

I was weaned on this beer. I can't help but love it!

Photo of Pylon_Johnson
4.05/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In Western NY state, they just about give this stuff away, which has gained it a bad reputation. However, at only $3.99 a sixer, it is one of the best bargains out there. I'll take a Genny screamer over any of the big name macros any day.

The beer is a full-bodied, somewhat heavy, bold tasting ale. It has a medium-dark golden colored body, a thick, rich head, and a smooth feel with a touch of bite. Taste has the typical bite and slight bitterness of an ale, with the smooth texture of a cream stout. Yes, it is cheap, mass produced beer, and even if you didn't see the price tag, there are hints of this fact in the somewhat unpleasant aftertaste you get if you drink more than a couple of these. That said, it is however great for a cheap beer, and even very good compared to mid range mass market beers.

Not a beer to guzzle, or to get a buzz on...too heavy...but great to enjoy one or two with a nice stogie, or by itself if you enjoy a that smooth yet bitter texture. Basically, it's the poor man's Boddingtons...a creamy, bitey ale at a bargain price.

Photo of KensWorld
3.86/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good cream ale. The best cheep beer out there, if you can find it. 4.1

Photo of papat444
2.57/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a huge can, code 3034 which means it was canned October 30, 2014.

A stark white thick foam with great retention and lacing. Color is a clear, sickly yellow. Sweet corn and semblance of flavor is the result for the flavor dept. Very watery and uninteresting though. Who the hell could chug a whole monster can of this?

Photo of Budinetz
3/5  rDev 0%

Yup...it's pretty okay...I've had worse and I've had better cream aleS. Don't judge :)

Photo of nismo80
4.18/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Where have you been Genny? New go to cheap beer when taste buds need a break. Easy drinking not sure wouldn't like it.

Photo of Fongerino
3/5  rDev 0%

Many years ago, on a hill far above a certain lake, this was my Saturday night special treat. I just drank a can for auld lang syne. Flat, smooth, "creamy", but it was much better fifty years ago, when I had more hair, less fat, fewer wrinkles and less money. Might be a good foil for a boilermaker.

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Genesee Cream Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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