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

Genesee Cream AleGenesee Cream Ale
BA SCORE
3.03/5
1,378 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:
#43,768
Reviews:
554
Ratings:
1,378
pDev:
19.47%
Bros Score:
3.04
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
207
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,378 |  Reviews: 554
Photo of akopczyk
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wattie83
2.35/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of car2052
3.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from can to tumbler.

A: Medium gold, 1 inch head that leaves some lacing.
S: White bread and sugar, cereal, light lager yeast, not as much as in a Bud.
T: Cereal grains, slight sweetness, no hop presence. Slight sourness on the back end which may be part of the "Cream" name.
M: Light-medium.
O: Not a bad lager. Probably prefer over other domestics.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopHunter19
2.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - nice golden clear color with a white head that leaves no lacing, but should at such a low abv
S - corn, cream, light malts
T - corn; cream, light malts. Bread, wheat. Minimal American neutral hops.
M - light, alcohol is covered, aftertaste is cream corn
O - American light ale, pretty sad flavor, but expected

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Photo of BillieH
3.46/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdt88
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bikerbeard69
4.29/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of the old school greats . Every time me and the boys are hammering a case or 2 I have fond memories of my father and all his foul mouthed dirty ass jokes . The price is great and the the taste of pure nostalgia . One of the few great thing to come out of NY

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Photo of jmd1978
2.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Light golden color with little disapating head. Nose sweet malts, fruity notes. Taste is pretty much the same as nose plus a little bit of creamy finish. Goes down clean. Nothing fancy about this meat and potatoes beer. Easy to drink on hot day or eat some bbq.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
2.56/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Ok. Pittsburgh has Iron City. Cincinnati has Huedepohl. And Rochester has Genny. In this case, Genny Cream Ale. It tastes like you would think. Awful, but nostalgic. My second cousin, who worked for the brewer, referred to these as "green boys." Enjoy a green boy and the memories.

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Photo of Zeuskiller
3.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

For the price... Get it! Great beer for not much$$$

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Photo of StevenMilligan
2.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Scrolls-1
4.86/5  rDev +60.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

For a nice creamy end of the day beer, it can't get better than the taste, price, and the amount compared to other American adjunct's and some low-end ales (see: 'Icees"). Those would include POabst [I do like as well, but I'm also a snob and a budget man.] I feel that for the price of a tallboy here in NJ: $1.07 for 5.1% ABV, and the Ice version at 5.5% ABV, both are viable choices if you're looking for a grill in the afternoon day, a tailgate, a relaxing beer after the day has passed. It's almost perfect for the price. I know a few who would prefer Bud lite, and even Natty Ice,, but I find the cream finish on the palate makes for a refreshing swig and enjoyable beer in comparison. Overall I really Genesee, and I might be biased, which no family member or friend has forced on me. I think it's a perfect daytime, afternoon, and Evening beer; though in the evening, you might want something heavier.

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Photo of jgiordano88
3.02/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brew_ski
3.24/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pjlizard
4.78/5  rDev +57.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Haven't had a Genny since we left Pennsylvania 20+ years ago. Just had some, in a bottle, over the weekend. To me, on a hot day when you're just having fun, no American beer can beat an ice cold Gennie. It is a vert refreshing beer.

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Photo of Uzsienietis
4/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Go-to cheap beer for this former Lehigh student. Much better than Natty, more alcoholic, and can be purchased for less than $15 for a 30 rack. Optimal beer to bring to parties. Won't pretend it tastes, smells, or feels great, etc., but this is your beer on a budget.

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Photo of Acforster2
3.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of SteveJeremy
2.61/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RR58
3.63/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
3.45/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Paid 2 bucks for the monster 24oz of this since I never had it. Guy at the register talked me into another one since it was 2 for 3 bucks. He pretty much told me its not bad but you have to drink it fast. Head is actually stand out it makes for a bit of lacing which I didn't expect and its a bit darker than your typical BMC. Smell is a bit of a let down some sweetness buried under lager like sunkiness. Taste is actually pretty good sweet cream malts and a touch of corn makes it surprisingly easy to pound.

Overall a notch over typical BMC with good sweetness rounding out your basic corn flavor.

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Photo of heerboth
3.02/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GOBLIN
3.2/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.54/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

The flagship of the genny lineup, in my opinion, it's basically one of those run of the mill American mass produced beers with some sort of cream added and ale yeast. And it beats my rating for just about every one of them. Definitely worth a try, and if you bring a thirty rack to tailgate at the Ralph you'll be very popular.

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Photo of SeymourDunn
3.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Genesee Cream Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.03 out of 5 with 1,378 ratings
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