kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
$0.99 for a 24 ounce can; couldnít pass it up. First time drinking any Genesee. Pretty similar to an American lager but I could actually detect a bit of hops. Really clean, smooth finish on this beer. Typically not a favorite style of mine but for what it is, and for the price, itís pretty decent.
EithCubes (4705) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
24 oz can. Nose is lightly sweet and dusty, faint pale malt and a suggestion of corn. Transparent golden with avg carb and a creamy, rocky white head. Taste is sweet with light metallic character, but the finish and aftertaste are couch-meltingly bready with a bit of pretzel; medium body is spritzy and creamy. Gentle mild malt, even a touch lemony, with faint corn. Honestly, Iím appreciative of what theyíre going for, and they do manage to pull it off without harsh grain or cloying slop, just wish it were a tad cleaner.
Erzengel (2352) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 2/20
Golden in the glass, white head. The beer starts sweet, grainy, easy drinkable without any nice aroma. The mainpart is for my taste too sweet, grainy, very low in carbonation. Easy drinkable, but not good. The aftertaste is sweetish, grainy. Absolutely not deep.
A very bad beer - even for a session I would not recommend this. --> 2/12/2/2
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pale yellow with small white creamy head, citrusy aroma, high carbonation, sweetish taste with sourness at the end, abrupt finish. Generic beer.
tectactoe (1448) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Can: Clear-out discount, 12-pack of tallboys for a mere 9$. Regardless of the beer, how could I say no? Golden-amber color with moderate chill haze that slowly clears over time, topped with a wispy white head that fizzles away in just a few seconds of the pour. Aroma is mild but inoffensive. Lager yeast, bread & biscuity malt, lightly sweet corn, a touch metallic. Taste has more sweet corn & corn flakes, crisp lager yeast, bready malt, & some earthiness in the back-end. Understated, musty & spent hops bring up the rear; almost Noble seeming, but very subdued & hard to pinpoint overall. Over-carbonated at first, but within 15 minutes, the carbonation disperses & the beer actually has a nice, smooth mouth feel. Crisp, relatively dry finish. Itís not going to win any awards anytime soon, but itís surprisingly drinkable for what it is. Not a bad "stand-by" for the times you want to drink just to, well, drink.
csaso (1294) - Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can - big foamy head, very pale straw color, pretty generic pale lager sweet corn/malt aroma and flavor, a little bit of a smoother/creamier finish I guess, nothing special here
Chad9976 (1127) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I poured a 24oz can into a large mug. It was canned on 11/20/13 and cost $1.16 ($0.05 per ounce).
Appearance: Glowing golden hue over a crystal clear body with plenty of carbonation visible. Pours to a large, bright white, frothy head which laces and retains fairly well.
Smell: Mild nose with a general lager-like aroma.
Taste: As far as taste goes, cream ale is awfully close to the macro adjunct lager. Both tend to be mild with distinct adjunct flavors present and are usually drank for their performance value rather than any aesthetic qualities. Genesee Cream Ale is one of the originators of the style, though itís not necessarily the best. It could easily be mistaken for an adjunct pale lager, though itís noticeably blander and cleaner tasting. Youíd think that would make it a little better, but itís still pretty lame.
Itís difficult to describe the palette here, due to the fact itís so mild and without distinct character. If you take a fizzy yellow lager and subtract the actual lager character, youíd be left with this. Some general graininess throughout the palette, with a hint of corn and a touch of metal. Otherwise, itís remarkably clean and contains no overt flaws like DMS or acetaldehyde. The finish is clean, but itís just not satisfying.
Drinkability: The one thing this beer has over the competition is its delivery. Smooth and clean to be sure, though thatís probably due to the fact the mouthfeel is so thin and watery. It finishes clean, though I wouldnít consider it refreshing. Iím surprised the body isnít a little lighter, as the 5.2% ABV weight actually seems too heavy for this beer. Not that anyone is going to have any trouble sucking it down at only a nickel an ounce.
beerfest5 (1130) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Got this one this summer because it was $10 for a 30 pack and I needed a lawnmower beer. Wow, you get what you pay for I guess.
Zymurgeist2 (941) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Out of a bottle. Grainy corn and slight spice aroma. Clear light gold with a full white head. Head lingers. Taste is grain and corn. Slight spice and a slightly bitter finish. This was better than expected and not too bad for style.
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz from the bottle yesterday. Smooth, light-bodied, easy to drink lager. Crisp, clean and pretty smooth. Not bad. First cream ale rating.