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

Genesee Cream AleGenesee Cream Ale
BA SCORE
3.03/5
1,377 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,675
Reviews:
554
Ratings:
1,377
pDev:
19.47%
Bros Score:
3.04
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
206
Trade:
0
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Photo of Uniobrew31
2.69/5  rDev -11.2%
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 +13.5%
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 -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of anon
2.29/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ajdemma
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of matcris
3.81/5  rDev +25.7%
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%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of choll
3.43/5  rDev +13.2%
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 +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NonicPanic
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stakem
2.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BarryMFBurton
2.64/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SLeffler27
3.57/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The appearance closely matches the style guideline. Pale straw (SRM3) and crystal clear with occasional bubbles. The creamy white head is short lived at one half inch and leaves no lacing.

The aroma contains faint malt and sweet fresh picked corn. White bread leaves no room for any discernible hops. A faint skunkiness lasts throughout.

Flavor follows aroma, that is to say rather faint. There is caramel and grain and it is rather sweet. A vegetal finish is mild and lingering, seemingly without end.

The body is thin to light with an oily satin texture and fizzy carbonation. This lacks the crispness I remember from the past. There is no alcohol present but there is a slight metallic note.

Generally speaking, I think this beer fits the style guideline. To me it is the quintessential lawn mower beer and a throwback to mid-twentieth century brewing. The beer is a bit nostalgic and one can easily consume several in an afternoon while eating pretzels.

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Photo of jbarletto
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CayseyW
4.01/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of detroitpat
3.45/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerInspector
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RandyCongdon
2.97/5  rDev -2%
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%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of T-34-85
2.92/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Kettle1
3.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickFry9
3.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerDreadz
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Genesee Cream Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.03 out of 5 with 1,377 ratings
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