Chad9976 (1243) - 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 (1147) - 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 (1104) - 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 (2537) - Conifer, 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.
jbuskirk (479) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is beer for the lowest common denominator. If you drink it ice cold, itís not terrible. The light body will present thin flavors of corn, cereal, and malt sugar. Any tasting beyond that temperature wonít be very enjoyable. In fact, the malt and cream tastes will clash with one another and the result will be, for lack of a better word, gross. This beer has become a classic in the same way that some Z-grade films become cult classics. Itís another reminder that not all good things are classics and not all classics are good.
Huhzubendah (2650) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can gifted by Adam. Thanks man.
The beer is crystal clear and pale golden with an inch of pure white head. Some sticky lacing left behind. The aroma is pretty mild, with some corn and grain notes. The tasters certainly a step up from the aroma. Smooth on the palate. Grain, cereal, md sweetness. For what it is, itís pretty easy to drink.
Metalchopz (2400) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Big can for super cheap at Albertsons in Vegas. Pours a very light golden colour with a creamy white head and some decent dirty lace. Sweet malt aromas with mild adjuncts. Same for taste. Not really good, but I have had worst. Not much creamy except the head.
Dacrza (541) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
DATE TASTED: November 24, 2013... GLASSWARE: Hobgoblin stick... OCCASION: sending off the Brownsí playoff chances... APPEARANCE: crystal clear golden body with subtle, steady carbonation; two-finger white head is rocky and soapy; appropriate... AROMA: metallic/aluminum ping up front; thick bread dough follows; otherwise, nondescript... PALATE: easily drinkable; fizzy art the finish; not as creamy as one would wish--or I remembered--but pleasant enough to be consumed in mass quantities...TASTE: subtle beech wood backbone sets up a bready consistency--some floral notes on the exhale engages the tastebuds...OVERALL: revisiting an old favorite--one that fetched thirty-six (!) cans in college for $10, plus a five-dollar mail-in rebate! All things considered, not a bad beer to slam or pong with, play cards or case race with...as a stand-alone, not quite the character or quality necessary to catch attention...still, nostalgia is strong...
RSRIZZO (1870) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz can (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 47į. Color is a nice gold with light carbonation and a thin fizzy white head. Aroma is a faint malt and grain scent. It has a lighter medium body with a creamy mouth feel. Flavor is mellow with a bit of grain coming across slightly sweet then a very faint bitterness balancing it out. Overall itís ok and the creamy feel lives up to its name.
iron_maiden (18) - Newnan, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Taste like sweet sugar on the front then weasel piss on finish. Drink this and you will get the Genny Screamer Shits :-)