MisterDenson (78) - Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As a history buff, I am a sucker for American classics. This Award winning traditional American beer surprised me immensely. For a bottom shelfer this Cream Ale is a worthwhile and refreshing at home guzzler. Golden with a half inch head that disappears as fast as you can pour a beer from a can the first sip was sweet and the palate was actually smooth almost "creamy". With a starchy corn like aroma for me that was this beerís only turn off. The aroma and slight taste of corn are my only criticisms.
scooterbub (667) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear gold with large four inch head that slowly collapses. Lots of carbonation. Taste is of malt, grain, honey and corn. Similar aroma. Has a decent, lighter body. Easy to drink and refreshing.
Aquilo (488) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Yellow with a small white head. Smells funky. Not in a good way. Tastes like slightly sweet water. This is very bad.
charule (249) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Poured clear yellow white head good lace. Avg aromas of a light beer. Creamy light beer taste. Decent.
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j12601 (5652) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours a crystal clear gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Sweet corn and grain on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet and full of corn and grain. Easy drinking, but not a ton going on. Shouldnít be a lot going on though, since this seems like a decent enough lawn mower beer. Finishes up with some more grain and corn flavors. Meh. At least it wasnít the worst beer Iíve had tonight.
Headbanger (2471) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz can 4/11/13 (Binnyís Plainfield Retro Brand Mixed Six)-40į in Footed Pilsner-Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of hay, grains, and sweetness. Taste of the same with a bit of grass and sweetness. This light bodied brew is not bad. It beats most of the other cheap brews.
Alextricity (177) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
With 2491 etched on the bottom, I assume that it means this beer was made in Autumn of 2011... so this beer is pretty much ancient. Iíll try to keep that in mind while typing this up. I had this straight from the can, so Iíll skip the whole appearance bit.
Smell: Like Iíd expect a cream ale to smell ... a vanilla sort of sweetness, with corn.
Taste/feel: Considering this beer is so old, itís actually not terrible. I get a taste of alcohol on the start with some sweetness and malt, and then itís done. This is about as inoffensive as a beer can get. I donít get many (any?) hops in the taste at all, but itís actually a pretty decent adjunct. As for the feel... meh. Iíll have to guess itís the age thatís made this one pretty odd. Decent carbonation in the middle, but falls flat on the finish, and leaves a not-too pleasant aftertaste that has Sweet & Low sweetness.
All things considered (the fact that itís an adjunct and that the beer is well over a year old, if Iím reading the dating correctly), Genesee Cream Ale is a very reasonably priced, decent tasting beer. The after taste irks me a little bit, but itís still something Iíd much rather drink over a Budweiser, or even Coors... even if itís 500+ days old like this can is.
JennyJam (35) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2013 Smooth and pale with barley and grassy flavor. Not much bitterness and a light-medium body. The bottle is pretty sweet. For how cheap this beer is the taste is decent. Definitely lacks some bit of flavor but itís a smooth and drinkable but gets too skunky for me after a couple.
agl108 (658) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 12 oz. can at the Thunderbird Cafe. Pours gold. Thin, bready. Bad ass can. I will pound Genesee all summer on my tractor.
jhgrantjr (295) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Picked up to try a cream ale. Poured a clear light gold color. Very small head. Aroma of malt and barley. This seems to be like a typical macro pale lager, but has some flavor. It is also less expensive. I picked up a big can for around $1. It is good for what they are trying to do. But not in my favorite category.
EtTuCthulhu (399) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer subtly smells like a lager (that yeasty smell of the huge American breweries), but hints of vanilla and malt; furthermore, when poured into a pilsner glass, you can see how bubbly and yellow this beer is, and the prominent white head adds to the aesthetic. The taste is mildly sour yet slightly sweet, but the light body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and abrupt finish combine interestingly.