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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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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1.5/5  rDev -51%

Photo of hardy008
2.28/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Golden color with a 1 1/2 finger head with decent retention and lacing. Smells like sweet grain with floral hops. Both the grains and the hops have a very light aroma.

The taste has sweet grain and floral hops. Both are on the light side. Has some balance which is nice, but not much flavor which is too bad. Unfortunately, this is bland.

Light to medium bodied with average carbonation, Finishes dry, with no real aftertaste. This is not a beer I care to try again. Bland.

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2/5  rDev -34.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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2/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.06/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Golden yellow in color. Clear in appearance. Wet cardboard, simple grain malt profile and sweet wort flavors. Light, crisp and extremely easy drinking. A touch of bitterness rounds out the flavor.

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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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1/5  rDev -67.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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2.26/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

$1.09 for a 24 oz can. That's cheaper than a can of pop. It contains no caffeine, no high fructose corn syrup. So safe for the kids maybe?

$1.09 for a 24 oz can. That's pretty much my reason for buying this. Cream ale sounds nice, too. Nondescript green can that looks like a mineral water or energy drink. Might even be able to skip the paper bag if you wanted to drink at the public library.

Pours a big darker than your typical pounder beers. A honey brown / yellow. Goldenrod on a bad day. The head is there for a fleeting moment. The smell is quite "beery." It has no odor that stands out to me. In all honesty, it reminds me of standing in a filthy kitchen pouring out solo cup after cup of a Busch beer pony keg. That was how I spent a lot of Fridays in college. Now I buy a single can and write a beer review. Good times back then. Even if the beer wasn't very good.

Ok, so back to the beer. It has a bit more flavor than the average pale lager. There's some toasty / carmel flavor in there. A little hops bite. But this weird metallic taste sticks to my lips. Goes down plenty smooth.

As the beer warms, the flavors become increasingly unpleasant and the mouthfeel goes from decent to wholly undesirable.

It's kind of unpleasant to drink, smells a little off, tastes unusual and frankly uncomfortable with the metal flavors. BUT, it's a 55 cents per 12 oz and 5.1% abv.

It's not a craft beer, not a session beer. This is a pounder beer. This is a paper sack on the bus beer. This is a sneak it into the baseball game in a sock beer. This is a shooting clay piegons in my back yard out in the country beer.

And with that criteria, I give it a 85/100 in the pounder beer category.

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2/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge ass Tall boy can. Light fizzy head fades fairly quickly at first then slows to a light head covering, just a bit of lacing, crystal clear piss straw color.

Nose hints of a faint cream ale, light wet hay, light pilsner malt and creamy, hint of adjunct malt. Fairly light overall otherwise not bad.

Taste starts with more straw and grainy malts, light creamy and fairly refreshing actually, light wet hay, hint of adjunct corn and sweet malt extract but barely. A touch of grassy hops. Finish is slightly drier but a bit sticky creamy, light grassy hop bitterness, hint of corn adjunct flavor with just a bit skunk like tinny flavor.

Mouth is lighter bodied,decent carb.

Overall not bad. Much less terrible than i expected. Just a touch of corn and dried malt extract flavor, a very light tinny skunk flavor as i think the can helps, and overall decent malt and hop flavors. Surprised as hell, and for $1 for a 24oz can you cant beat that.

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3.02/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, golden color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of pale malt, cream, hint of hops, hint of sweet malt, and hint of rice. Fits the style of a Cream Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hops, hint of cream, and a hint of rice/corn. Overall, the cream aroma and body are weak, and the corn/rice flavor is prevalent in both body and feel.

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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Genesee Cream Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
3.06 out of 5 based on 1,362 ratings.
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