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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
New York, United States
geneseebeer.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Genny" Cream Ale.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,436
Reviews:
558
Ratings:
1,388
pDev:
19.41%
Bros Score:
3.04
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
211
Trade:
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Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.72/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great for what it is: a cheap brew. Very cheap in some markets. Having roots in upstate NY, seeing my friend's dads pop these open in the 70's, Genny has some deep nostalgia for me. I was thrilled to see it come to NC, very cheap and widely available at first, but both the availability and the gradual increase in price make it less attractive to me than it had been about five years ago. Still, I like that I can get something other than an AAL at a cheap price. Love this beer. Not the best, but I'm never disappointed.

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Photo of rjwintl
5/5  rDev +64.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

believe it tastes better than the Hardywood Cream Ale from Richmond, VA by a few light-years !!! ... seriously !!!

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Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BenHoppy
3.93/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SkipZ
3.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was shocked by how good this beer is! For $16 .-- a 30-pack, this is definitely a new option as an everyday beer. Its clean and crisp with a foamy and pillowy, pure white head. The body is a little more robust than all the cheap macros and also unlike them, this has a lot of REAL flavor!!! It's a lot less sweet and doesn't have that sort of, artificial and gelatinous mouth feel like the big name macros have either. Quite refreshing! GOOD JOB GENESEE!!!!

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Photo of jonervin26
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smooth drinking and goes down easy. I'm a Genny Cream fan. A good every day beer.

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MacStinson
2.96/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TerryMills
3.39/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've never had this one till tonight with a build your own 6pack.. For what it is it's not bad, the smell was slightly off putting but it doesn't taste like it smells luckily lol..

Very smooth easy drinker with just a hint of creaminess and it actually has a little bit of body for a pale golden American beer..

Nothing special at all but it's not bad either.

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Photo of upandadamko
4.06/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Judging this beer for the price of 4.99 a 12 pack.... There is no other beer in the same price range comparable to this beer other than maybe hamms. I truly bought six 12 packs yesterday because this beer is truly wonderful for the daily alcoholic who wants a great tasting cheap beer!! The cream is similar to a cream soda soda not cream as in dairy products. Overall highly recommend this beer. Great head and flavor for the price!!

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Photo of Josedejsvega
3.58/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Uniobrew31
2.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

better than original genny. Tastes like higher education

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Photo of manoshandsoffate
3.44/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was my favorite beer when I was still too young to buy it legally. At about $1 per tall boy, the price was, and still is, the best buzz for the buck. Any event I attended would be accompanied by fair Genny.

The look of this beer is what I like to call "Cheers beer", because it looks like the beer Norm is always nursing on the classic 80's sitcom. Nothing special, but inviting in a subtle way. Decent lacing that lasts as the brew warms up.

Not much of a smell. Light bread and butter. Smell becomes stronger and more alcoholic as it warms.

My favorite part of this beer is undoubtedly the taste. I challenge anyone to find a more palatable brew in the price range. There is the bread/butter that is also present in the nose, but on the tongue it is stronger and rounded out by a solid malty backbone. Hop lovers may want to look elsewhere... This is definitely more sweet and mellow than any IPA.

In my experience, the least consistent feature of Genny Cream is its texture. Perhaps certain retailers just don't sell enough of it to keep fresh stock, but whatever the case may be, once in a blue moon I'll get a can that just doesn't fizz the way it should. However, when you get a good can, the texture is near-perfect.

One thing I really miss is the old can art. The medals and script writing were much classier than their current can design, which looks like something a milkman might have on his truck. That said, I still love this beer! So many good memories of summer afternoons, outdoor concerts, baseball, yard work, and Genny Cream.

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Photo of crobinso
3.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of anon
2.29/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ajdemma
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of matcris
3.81/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

For the style. Crystal clear, light golden, with a finger of white foam that sticks around; nice lacing down the glass. The aroma is grainy, sunflower seeds, and slightly corny. The flavor is lightly toasted bread, sun seeds, grain, and the corn is more subdued, here. The feel is below average carbonation, light body, but, not watery, and slightly slick. Pick up a six pack on game night kind of brew. Nothing really off about it, and I'd like to try it on tap, sometime.

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Photo of baldy00
2.12/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of choll
3.43/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very smooth. Love the green and white can.

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Photo of Greasy
3.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NonicPanic
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stakem
2.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BarryMFBurton
2.64/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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