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

Genesee Cream AleGenesee Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
70
okay

948 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 948
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 19.27%


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:
"Genny" Cream Ale.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2001)
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Reviews by blacktieman:
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blacktieman

Tennessee

2.94/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a sample into a short glass out of curiosity; this is clearly meant to be drunk from the bottle. Clear pale yellow, fizzy white head. Dead ringer for an adjunct lager.

Smell: Faint, sweet, hinting at corn adjunct.

Taste: Corn seems to be competing with malt, and neither one is trying too hard. No discernible hops. Nonetheless, no off-flavors, and the effect is overall pleasant.

Mouthfeel is the strong suit. As smooth as the name suggests, creamy yet light.

Genesee can be a great bargain, and is especially advisable after the palate has taken a beating from more complex brews. Competitive with revived Schlitz as the finest of the cheap American adjunct beers. Genesee shoots for merely "not bad," and runs headlong into "OK."

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 08:46:11 | More by blacktieman
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -0.3%

04-17-2014 23:21:33 | More by SkinniePost
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2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

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Joe_Ashbull

Michigan

3.3/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A quality weekend beer used for general partying or getting a little weird. Its for everyone but definitely worth trying.

Comes in a 30 pack | drinkable | good-looking can | outstanding backyard beer | great paired with Cornhole and grilled salmon | the overall experience is greater than the sum of its constituent parts

Serving type: can

04-13-2014 14:04:09 | More by Joe_Ashbull
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New York

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Graham_D_Dillon

New York

3.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First review of a beer! What can I say? I don't know much about reviewing but I know I like this beer. Not very ale like; tastes more like a lager or like a red label with a hint of ale.

Goes down easy now; I used to not like it but its grown on me. Tastes creamy. That's all I got. Good beer.

Serving type: can

04-09-2014 01:55:12 | More by Graham_D_Dillon
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New York

1/5  rDev -66.8%

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New York

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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California

3/5  rDev -0.3%

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Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

04-04-2014 06:49:29 | More by VeganUndead
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New York

3/5  rDev -0.3%

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New York

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Ohio

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -0.3%

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LXIXME

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -0.3%

03-28-2014 20:49:41 | More by LXIXME
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Pennsylvania

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03-24-2014 11:08:57 | More by QuesoDog
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -0.3%

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New Jersey

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New York

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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

At one time I loved this beer.
It was super cheap and I thought it had a little more going for it than your
typical American lager.

Well, it is still cheap. 99 cents for a 24 ounce can.
When I drink it now, I sometimes get a metallic taste and some funky off flavors.

Looks pretty good, A little darker than your average beer. Fizzy white head that lasts longer than one might expect.
It has a grainy smell and a beery taste.

It is a working class beer that will go well with some pretzels when watching the game.

Overall, it is an OK beer.
The cheap price offsets the off flavors to a degree.

Serving type: can

03-20-2014 02:41:29 | More by JohnFatAss
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RustyTruck

Virginia

3.41/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I'm not one to look near the malt liquor but a friend had me try this and I was sold immediately.
This is an underrated beer. Don't overlook it just because you can buy it in a 24 pack!

It pours thick with a substantial head. Or sips perfectly out of the can.
The smell is mostly malt with a hint of rye. The carbonation is heavy and almost forces you to take it easy. It finished with light malt and almost no bitter. A very surprisingly good beer.

This is the perfect beer for hotdogs or a casual drink at picnics. It's excellent for having a good beer without looking like a snob. If anyone asks what it taste like you tell them beer!

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Serving type: can

03-18-2014 04:26:13 | More by RustyTruck
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Genesee Cream Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
70 out of 100 based on 948 ratings.