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:
1,369
Reviews:
552
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
19.28%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
203
For Trade:
0
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Photo of choll
3.43/5  rDev +12.1%
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 +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of stakem
2.85/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BarryMFBurton
2.64/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SLeffler27
3.57/5  rDev +16.7%
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 +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CayseyW
4.01/5  rDev +31%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of detroitpat
3.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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Genesee Cream Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
3.06 out of 5 based on 1,369 ratings.
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