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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3.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Anchor Bar.

A - Pale straw yellow with a small amount of white head.

S - Bready malts with some sweetness and a slight hop aroma evident.

T - Sweet grainy malts complimented by a hop bite. Good balance. Although nothings stands out with this beer, it is still an easy drinking and enjoyable cream ale.

M - Light body. Medium carbonation.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Much thanks to RocPorterFanatic fro this beauty.

A: A pale yellow straw color, crystal clear with a full white head on top.

S: Some malt scents as well as a sweet corn. Sweet and grainy, no noticeable hop aroma.

T: Sweet, with a bit of a bite. Light bready flavors and a hint of corn sweetness. Finish is creamy, and smooth.

M: Medium in body, very high in carbonation, and a creamy finish.

O: Overall a very drinkable brew. Probably not something I would knock back a lot of. But certainly something to change the pace..

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I moved to Buffalo 5 years ago, and had still never tried Genny Cream Ale. Today was the day I changed that. As Sliverx just said to me... welcome to WNY.

A: Pours a crystal clear yellow with about 1 finger of frothy white head. There is a bit of lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is sweet, with notes of malt and sugar. There is almost a fruity aroma to this beer, like blueberries. It's not terrible.

T: It starts off sweet with fruity notes, and that's basically how it finishes. There is very little complexity in this beer.

M: Light bodied beer. It's sweet and smooth.

O: I didn't hate it. At a dive bar with no other beer options, I'd order a pint of Genny Cream Ale in a heartbeat. Why not? It's a WNY tradition.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz retro bottle out of the new heritage 12 pack. First off, I love the bottles and especially the shape. They fit perfectly laid down in the soda rack in my fridge. It poured a clear, golden color with a thin, fizzy and frothy white head. Nice head retention as I drank it.

The aroma has a grainy, slightly sweet, pilsner malt quality to it. I get some notes of corn and some crisp fruits to it. The taste shows some grainy, malty qualities to it at first. Towards the finish I get some crisp fruitiness to it.

The mouthfeel is light overall, but it definitely feels fuller then most comparable macros. Overall, it's a good beer when compared to others in it's class and price range. It's smooth, crisp, relatively flavorful and easy drinking. I'm from Western New York so this is a staple in many of my friends houses still. I'm always happy to choose this one out of their fridge before any other macro they may have in there. I think this beer compares very favorable to others in it's class, but overall I recognize that it's not really going to compare nearly as favorable to more expensive craft versions.

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Genesee Cream Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
3.06 out of 5 based on 1,360 ratings.
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