Genesee Brew House Pilot Batch: Dry-Hopped Mosaic Cream Ale
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

Genesee Brew House Pilot Batch: Dry-Hopped Mosaic Cream AleGenesee Brew House Pilot Batch: Dry-Hopped Mosaic Cream Ale
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Style:
American Cream Ale
ABV:
6.4%
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Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 6.94%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
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Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
 
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Genesee Brew House Pilot Batch: Dry-Hopped Mosaic Cream AleGenesee Brew House Pilot Batch: Dry-Hopped Mosaic Cream Ale
Notes: 16 IBU
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
Photo of woodychandler
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

We are CANticipating CANother scorcher of a day & I am drinking Lager-style & fruited CANned beers in an effort to beat the heat. I have been (mostly) homebound these past four/five weeks following a prostatectomy & it has given me the CANportunity to sift through the backlog here at Chez Woody. I have uncovered all sorts of beers to CANstitute brewery horizontals, but today is just going to be odds & sods.

From the CAN: "Brewed with Fruity & Tropical Mosaic Hops"; "Pilot Batch"; "[undersigned] Dean Jones Brewmaster"; "Malts: Pale Malt & Carapils"; "Hops: Mosaic & Herkules & Apollo"; "IBU: 16".

I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN a slow, steady C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It responded by forming just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with good retention. Color was a solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was VERY tropical with a pronounced Papaya/Guava/Passionfruit/Mango/Kiwi fruitiness. Wow! But, wildly out of spec for the style. Mouthfeel was medium, but soft and creamy on the tongue & in the mouth. The taste was like a tropical fruit salad or a mild Southern Hemisphere IPA. It was much less bitter than an IPA, but its use of Mosaic hops was unmistakable & undeniable. Mmm. I like the taste, but where it usually does not do it for me in an IPA, here it fit in nicely, except for the style guidelines. Finish was semi-dry, very tropical fruity & quite satisfying. I think that I would like some fruit for lunch …

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This refreshing cream ale
pours a nicely glowing medium amber with a nice head of white foam
that settles to a thick ring, thin pool, and displays some nice lacing. Nose
of zesty grassy hops and sweet honey malts with a touch of cracker.
Flavors are spot on with a grassy and spicy hop profile that is touched
with subtle citrus zest and light pine with cracker and sweet honey
malt touches. Very nicely refreshing mouth feel---medium high carbonation
is refreshing and quaffable, medium light body, and a hop forward finish.

Overall, a very nice ale in a style that gets low reviews.

Nice

Cheers

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Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is hoppy, light berries. Taste is refreshing, a bit of hops, malts, a touch of berries. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall drinks a bit like a session IPA despite it's 6.4% abv.

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Genesee Brew House Pilot Batch: Dry-Hopped Mosaic Cream Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 7 ratings