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

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Genesee Cream AleGenesee Cream Ale
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
Ratings:
1,360
Reviews:
551
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
19.28%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
201
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BeerInspector
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RandyCongdon
2.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I grew up 2 hours from where they brew this, but never tried it. Now, it's available in Nevada, so I decided to try it.

Look- Definitely the beer's best feature. Looks a lot like champagne. Light gold color with constant bubbles. There is a thick, creamy head on top that is pure white. The lacing is thick and tenaciously clings to the glass.

Smell- Malty and a small whiff of Band-aids.

Taste- Tastes like slightly bitter, malty water. I couldn't detect the alcohol.

Mouthfeel- I didn't think a beer could be watery and creamy at the same time, but this one was. The overall body is really light. There is a negligible bitterness on the back of the throat. The swallow is very creamy

Overall- I tried to be kind to this one since many of my customers swear by the brand. I will not buy it again. I really couldn't discern the difference between this and a BMC type lager. The price is right, however, for the crowd who likes that style. It only cost me 87 cents for a 24 oz. can.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
1/5  rDev -67.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of T-34-85
2.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Kettle1
3.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickFry9
3.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of IBUBrew
3.05/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveCash
2.31/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bshefftz
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours light golden yellow with a nice head.
The aroma is very grainy, mostly corn.
It's really bland, but better than most aal. It's got that sweet graininess with a slightly dry finish. It's actually good for what it is.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.75/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - Clear straw/yellow, two finger of bubbly white head that quickly fade.
Smell - Buttered corn, slight yeast aroma
Taste - Big grainy body, cracker like malt in the background, bubblegum sweetness
Feel - In between light and medium bodied. Lots of carbonation.

Overall - Worth every penny. Always have a few in the fridge.

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Photo of runbirddrinkbeer
3.83/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another stroll down memory lane:
12 ounce can after yardwork. Ice cold.
Hard to beat this for a yardwork beer. Pours a pale golden color but darker than the usual BMC offerings. Whiff of corn which is not offputting to me. Tastes some corn, diacetyl, clean and crisp finish. Hint of sour. Mouthfeel average. Overall not Pliny the Elder but not meant to be. Used to drink these in little bottles, "little Gennies".

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Photo of nater919
2.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Metalsnota
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of neenerzig
3.64/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Saw 24 oz. cans of this for $0.99 a pop at a store earlier today so I figured why the hell not, right? Poured into one of my mugs, this beer pours a clear light to medium golden color with a good number of little bubbles steadily and continuously rising to the beer's surface. Has a creamy, fluffy looking head that's about 3 inches thick or so when first poured. Settles fairly quickly to very tick ring lining the inside of the glass along with a good, thick coating of surface foam and lots of lacing here too. Aromas of come malts with some slight caramel sweetness and some other grains (likely rice) and I think a bit of corn. A decent aroma overall. The taste is pretty much the same, some malt and caramel sweetness that gives way to a grainy taste along with a bit of corn. Rounded out with slight hop bitterness. Simple, straight, and to the point flavor profile. Not great by any means, but certainly no metallic off-flavors here either. Spot on for the style I suppose? Has a fairly crisp, also smooth and somewhat creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish with a slightly dry after taste. Not bad, not great. I wouldn't mind drinking this again, but I likely won't go out of my way either.

Eric

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Photo of durwood64
3.14/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mrpoizun
2.28/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I think the reason the ratings for this beer are all over the place is that the quality is all over the place. The first 30 pack I got was good. All were drank right out of the can, and they did have a distinctive and pleasant creamy smooth taste. The second thirty pack might have been accidentally replaced with Genny Light (is there such a thing?) and was thin and tasteless. So overall I have to rate it as below average.

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Photo of Sulty
3.97/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dallynusa
2.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of srw
3.43/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mark5692
3.95/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm not sure how to explain this beer, it just runs in my blood. It has a soft, clean taste to it that you don't find in many beers. Relaxing with a Genny Cream is top notch. It will impress you especially for the price. Pour it in a glass and enjoy it.

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Photo of Grupatre
3.28/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1mrbeer
2.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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