1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Genesee Cream AleGenesee Cream Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,156 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,156
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 3
pDev: 20%
Wants: 19
Gots: 89 | 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.
View: Beers (39) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Genesee Cream Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,156 | Reviews: 501 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of akinsja
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BrewinHeadBanger
4/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of Kromes
2.78/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: A clear pale straw color with a thin white head that dies down to nothing.

S: Sweet pilsner malt with a touch of grassy hop.

T: A very sweet honey-like flavor with some grain or starch. There is also a slight hop flavor and metallic tang in the finish.

M: I like the mouthfeel. It is light with nice smoothness in the feel.

O: More of the same from Genny. It is another very average sweet and sticky beer.

Photo of ALLISON01
2/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of Another6Pack
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Burt
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of nickthetick
3.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a clear gold into a nonic pint with a thin layer of white head.

S: malty, wheat, caramel, a slight citrus zest, a tad bready.

T: a lot like the nose, a bit more caramel and citrus zest.

MF: good effervescence, light body, a tad dry on the finish.

O: moderate cream ale, and for the price a good beer. But there are many better cream ale.

Photo of TimoP
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
2/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of Sdesenberg
2.59/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased a few 24 oz. cans at the local stop-n-steal for .99 apiece (plus 10 cents deposit, cause I live in MI). I poured the beer into a glass to report its color and smell. It pours a clear gold color, with thick foamy head and decent retention and lacing. Honestly, it smells pretty awful. Do yourself a favor and just drink it out of the can. As with the Genesee ice, it tastes a LOT better out of the can. Conclusion? It's better than Bud, Miller, or Coors Lt. It's cheap, infinitely drinkable and...cheap. Just don't pour it out of the can.

Photo of d3uce
4/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of DoctorB2B
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tclapper
3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of victory4me
4/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of timtwoface
3.28/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

While this beer is nothing special per se, I do appreciate it more than most of the standard lagers and cream ales out there. It is very crisp, clean, I find more carbonated than average, but seems to please groups of people that try it. It's definitely worth revisiting if you want something in this vein; the price isn't bad either.

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

Genesee Cream Ale


P/A= semi-agressive pour, pours a straw yellow

S= faint smell of cream, barely their caramel,

T/MF= very light some cream in the back round.

A good beer score for lunch that was only a buck!


Photo of GennyCreamAle
4/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of suspect
3.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz "grenade bottle" into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Crystal clear pale golden color. Semi-aggressive pour leads to a 2 finger head that disappears after about a full minute leaving whispy bubbly foam on the top. Lacing is inconsistent but present.

S: Slight malty smell, some bread not much of a bouquet on this one at all.

T: Grainy, malty, adjunct rice and/or corn is present but not overly so. Some faint hop aroma is present as well but all in all, this one is a pretty typical lager-y beer.

M: Creamy, smooth, crisp, dry, not overly sweet but definitely not bitter.

O: A good cream ale, in fact, "Genny Screamers" have been a around in my family for a long long time.

Photo of FosterJM
3.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

922nd Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz stubby bottle

Thanks to Mjtiernan for this one

App- Good lord this thing is super clear yellow but had a super good 1-1/2 finger head. Good and bubbly with a couple thick lines of cling.

Smell- Smells like an adjunct but really thats about it. Not too much here. A little grainy.

Taste- Much smoother than a adjunct but still a bit grainular and wheat/cream like. I really cant say much about this one. Its not offensive but doesnt make me say WOW. Just right down the middle.

Mouth- A bit of a light body and light/medium carbonation level. Doesnt have a big creamy feel but just kinda there.

Drink- Its a pretty average beer but doesnt as I say offend me or make me want to pour it. Has a good smooth finish.

Photo of bushbeer75
3.18/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a glass mug – not dated

Genesee Cream Ale poured a clean, clear light pale gold that produced a 1 ½ finger creamy white head and left “hit and miss” lacing. The nose is of pale malts with the hops hiding in the background. Mouth feel is lightly creamy. The taste is balanced with a slight domination by the malts.

Genesee Cream Ale is my first venture into the Cream Ale style so I have nothing to compare it to. However, the ale is what I was expecting from the style, nothing more – nothing less.

Photo of NuclearDolphin
2.62/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a 12oz Tumbler

Appearance - Very Pale Straw yellow appearence, with a finger head that disappears fairly quickly

Smell - In terms of smell, the only scent I picked up was a mild bread/yeast smell.

Taste - Starts out like a bread-like taste, but it does leave a sweet aftertaste. Still aside from that, there isn't a whole lot of flavor to this beer.

Mouthfeel - It's a very light beer in terms of body and thickness. It's also got some mild carbonation going on as well. It does feel crisp though, and it goes down really easy.

Overall - It's a very drinkable beer, but there isn't a whole lot going for it in terms of flavor. I would classify this as a beer that you'd drink after working on the yard all afternoon; It's a beer that sacrifices taste in favor of being refreshing.

Genesee Cream Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
70 out of 100 based on 1,156 ratings.