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

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Genesee Cream AleGenesee Cream Ale

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

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

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.2/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz stubby bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - clear and yellow with a white head that thins out leaving some thin lacing.

S - grainy aroma.

T - sweet and grainy tasting but that's exactly what I was expecting and looking for.

F - light/medium bodied with good carbonation.

O - a classic if you're from anywhere around New York.

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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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2.28/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Trying to recapture The Olde College Days, I recently picked up a 6-pack of Genny Cream. It's been over a quarter of a century since those days of walking across campus and seeing a Genesee Brewery truck roll up, offering Genny Cream at $0.25/cup (never glass - always plastic cup).

To heck with nostalgia - the grim reality of why it's been a quarter of a century between purchases struck hard. It is a great 25cent beer for somebody on a very tight budget (PBR seems to fill that bill with those darn whippersnappers today), but this stuff just can't stand on its own.

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1.25/5  rDev -59.2%

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2.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew was served from the tap at The Genesee Brew House in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a house pint glass embroidered with the same name. The beer glowed a pale toasted straw coloring, holding a one finger head of bright white bubbles. This showed low retention, with only flecks of lacing left around the glass as the tasting progressed. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared lighter. The aroma showed big adjuncty grain, especially with warmth, white flour, baker’s yeast, white corn, white sugar sweetness, and a final sweet and citric bite of clean hops. Our first impression was that this tasted like a sweeter version of a standard sparkling water. The flavoring opened with mild sugary sweetness as the primary flavoring. This sat high against very mild and very pale adjuncty malts. Citric rind bitterness and browned apple sweetness came towards the peak, with more souring to the pale grain. Orange pulp bitterness pulled us to the finish, where lactics and a light creamy sweetness washed the palate. Sugars of pear helped, but never completely erased the bittering, souring paleness of grain. The aftertaste breathed of adjuncts, mineral, basic yeasty sourness, pale malts, and white flour. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium to high. There was big froth and bubble on the swirl around the mouth, with nice slurp and smack on each sip. The finish gave crisp pop, with a clean coating left around the mouth. No real dryness was noted. The abv was appropriate, and the beer glugged decently.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the taste and the feel. The nose started things off on an overly adjuncty, cheap foot. There was not sweetness or creaminess to be noted, with little else of anything at all for that matter. The flavoring made up for this a bit, but it was overly simplified in its bittering, graininess. Regardless of what you say about this, or how you rate it, this is a Rochester staple, and anyone from the area should be proud to toast of glass of it from time to time.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have been drinking this ale for years. Tasts refreshing, and makes a nice head in a glass. A great beer for the price.

Have been disappointed lately with the new can exterior graphic design. Makes it look "generic" or something purchased at a Dollar Store. Although the great taste of the ale beer, I would be embarassed to ofer it to a friend, it looks soooo... cheap.

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3/5  rDev -2%

Genesee Cream Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
3.06 out of 5 based on 1,354 ratings.
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