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

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Genesee Cream AleGenesee Cream Ale
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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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Photo of Misfit138
2.88/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

A- Straw in color with bright white head

S- Smell is mostly sweet corn with hints of wheat and malts

T- Mostly like the smell, sweet corn, wheat and mild malts with just hints of hops

M- Light in body with fair carbonation

O- Better than expected, but pretty much a common lager. For some reason today it was just what I wanted.

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Photo of stampfler07
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Chiefhowlingwolf
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of kayrex
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of andrewj17
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of jfcaa193
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of diesel59
3.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

genesee cream... wow! i remember my old man and his best friend drinking this in the late 70s early 80s @ the hunting cabin in "PRATTSVILLE NY"... and probably the "PRATTSVILLE TAVERN" as well... i myself hadn't had this in quite some time and picked up a 12 pack today... in my opinion this is one of the smoothest most drinkable brews i have had... no nasty aromas or after tastes to be had.. and maintains a thin cream like head throughout.. its thin but its there... far exceeds any offerings from BMC... good jod Genesee... keep it up! P.S. our thoughts are with the people of "PRATTSVILLE NY" hope to see you all soon at the tavern...

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Photo of chrispoint
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of wilfonzo
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of ElCommodoro
3.84/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a transparent straw colour with a little white head with large bubbles. The smell is sweet, like a malt liquor or an old man beer. Def some adjuncts in there.
Taste is blander than the smell. Typical old man beer. Taste's like your uncle's breath smells. It's sweet and grainy. As old man beers go, this is probably the best I've had, though. Good job, Genesee.

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Photo of CFHMagnet
3.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A moderate pour delivered two and a half fingers of foamy, creamy off-white head. Body is a light straw color and there is quite a strong strike force of bubbles rushing to meet the line up at the top.

I smelled cheap beer and bread as soon as I cracked the can open. Sweet corn came at once after I poured and sniffed. Light smell of abused hops.

The flavor delivered more than I expected. Malty bread up front was strong and pleasant. This passed onto a sweet bread flavor that was ever so slightly different than the first flavor, then onto a light sweet corn/toasted cereal flavor that ended with the weakest hop attempt I've ever tasted. Not really what I look for in a beer, but certainly pleasant.

Body is light, bordering on medium. It attempts a creamy finish that it just can't seem to pull off. With that said, it is certainly thirst quenching and not unpleasant in the mouth at all.

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of longbongsilver
3.21/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saw this in a 24oz for a buck, never had it before, so why not?

Mug fills clear fizzy gold, gigantic (1/3rd of the mug actually) white foamy head. Smell reminds me of apples - and biscuits somehow. Subtle, yet more prominent than a beer this cheap usually brings. So, does it overachieve? Only one way to find out...

Taste is as the smell advertized, plus some rice (hey, it was a buck), though the latter is not cloying. Dry with a very slight estery aftertaste, goes down thin but with persistent fizz -- which helps in this case actually.

For a beer you can get for a buck at the Kwik-E-Mart, you don't expect much, but this does bring more than most in that price point.

Not bad. Not great, but not bad.

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Photo of rsant
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of slimntubbs
1/5  rDev -67.1%

Photo of dbrauneis
2.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours crystal clear yellow with a finger high fluffy white head which exhibits moderate amounts of retention. There is a light amount of visible carbonation in this beer. There was a pretty decent amount of lacing as well.

S: Aromas of slight skunkiness and something I could not identify but was definitely unpleasant. The aromas of this beer are the worst part of the beer.

T: The flavors in this beer are very light and creamy but with subtle hints of malts and sweetness.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation and a lovely creaminess that coats your mouth.

O: For a more macro-beer, this is better than most but still not something that I would consider better than average overall. Certainly not the best cream ale that I have experienced and certainly not the worst. If the aromas of the beer were better, it would be a huge improvement in the enjoyability. I have not had this beer since college in the early to mid 1990s but it tasted exactly as I remembered it.

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Photo of metter98
2.93/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are skunked aromas of adjunct malts on the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of adjunct malts.
M: It feels light-bodied and creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The beer coats your mouth a little bit.
O: The mouthfeel and drinkability are the strongest points of this beer. The taste isn’t anything special but then again isn’t overly bad. I could drink this beer all day long.

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Photo of match1112
3.36/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

picked up a thirty pack for $15 for my brothers birthday because he is a cream ale fan. poured into a pilsner glass very slow still resulted in a four finger head. luckily the head recedes very quickly to a bright white foam cap about a quarter inch thick. the cap stuck around for the remainder of th drink and left behind lacing from top to bottom of the glass. the body of the beer was a crystal clear light golden color with a million bubbles rising to the top, unfortunatly this is the best part of the beer. the smell and taste were like someone poured cream soda over corn flakes. very sweet with a lot of corn flavor. mouthfeel is a medium to thin body with good carbonation. creamy feel with a slight hops presence. overall this is a pretty average cream ale, worth trying.

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Photo of rogueleonardi
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of beep71
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Beerme09
1.5/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of projectflam86
2.91/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz stubby bottle.

A- Pours a clear golden color with a thick white foam head that quickly fades to a ring. Not much lacing left behind.

S- Mostly corn and cooked cereal. Not much in the nose.

T- Sweeter than I was expecting. Some light toasted grain throughout with corn and sweetness in the finish.

M- Light bodied with average carbonation.

O- A pretty average cream ale across the board.

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Photo of rangerred
2.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz stubby bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear straw yellow with a small soapy head that quickly disappears to nothing.

Smells of corn and cooked vegetables. Maybe a touch of sweetness.

The taste is corny sweetness kind of like creamed corn. A little bit of bread but not much. There is a very light bitterness throughout.

It goes down smooth and would be good on a hot day but that's about it. Pretty unimpressive and really not that good of a beer.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Genesee Cream Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 1,382 ratings
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