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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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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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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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2/5  rDev -34.2%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Phinner
1.24/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not quite sure what this is supposed to be. Had in a bottle - perhaps it was too old. Nonetheless, it had an unbearable sour flavor with no real redeeming quality. Very light body - which was expected - but the flavor missed on all marks. It's too bad, as very few cream ale crafts are on the market.

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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2/5  rDev -34.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -50.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of VaterRoss
3.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can into tumbler

Crystal clear golden-yellow color with a small white head that rapidly recedes. Relatively dark. Within minutes the head is gone. Smell is that of a lager with some sweetness and a vague fruitiness. Taste is mostly lager with some sweetness, very little hop presence, hint of fruity. Not a ton going on taste wise but better than than average. Mouthfeel is light with a medium-high carb, a bit watery but not offensively so.

My favorite cheap beer ($12 for 30!). Not as "clean" tasting as your average lager, has some taste going on. Refreshing.

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.4/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured two cans into evil monster Teutonic beer mug.

Golden body like most average American lagers. ( I know it's a cream ale but...) The white foamy head sizzles out real fast down to a paper thin skim. No lacing to speak of here.
Smells a bit bready and a little sweet.

Grainy sweet malt flavor with just a hint of corn adjunct in there. Just a faint bit of hop bitterness--and I had to try real hard to detect that.

The mouthfeel is the best thing going for this brew--smooth and creamy.

Overall this is a great adjunct beer, as far as "lawn mower" brews go this should be at the top of anyone's list. And the best thing about it is the price is truly right.

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3.15/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a clear yellow color with a 1/2 inch head that soon fizzles out to a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and a thin layer of surface foam. Lacing just barely present.

S- Does smell a bit creamy for such a light beer but still has that wet paper smell in the back.

T- Goes down like water. Not much to it other than that distinct adjunct taste. I will say that the alcohol is well-hidden to the point that this would be one beer I wouldn't mind using for a drinking game.

M- Super thin and definitely not creamy by any means. Medium carbonation.

O- At $3.99 for 6 bottles, you could do a lot worse. Not something I'll buy regularly for myself, but it has its place in a party setting.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of rodney45
2.38/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Light yellow with a cream colored head with little to no lacing.

S: Sweet and toasted bread aroma.

T: Light pilsner malt character with a hints of corn and maybe banana.

M: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation.

O: This doesnt really compare with a good cream ale, but its a decent example for the 1.99 price for a 22 oz.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured from bottle into into chilled pint glass

Appearance - A pale straw color with a head that quickly faded.

Smell - A bit of sweetness with a little bit of hoppiness later on detected.

Taste - Fairly sweet, but not in a sickeningly way. corm up front, followed by some honey and hop tastes later.

Mouthfeel - Average mouthfeel. Good level of carbonation and a very average body for the style. A bit better then the average.

Overall - For its price and style a good brew. Nothing working pining over, but a good session beer for those of us without disposable income.

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Genesee Cream Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 1,388 ratings
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