Genesee Cream Ale
Purchased From: Plumsted Buy Rite Liquors
Serving Type: 12 oz. can, poured into a Tapping Into Twain pint glass
Cream Ale is a style born out of American Adjunct Lagers, so fittingly, Genesee, one of the macros (albeit smaller than the big 3) makes one. Often referred to as ‘Genny Cream’ both lovingly and derisively, the beer pours a crystal clear straw with a slight grassy green hue. The medium-sized white head is a fine foam consistency. The head is slow-to-fade and produces moderate lacing.
Alcoholic esters are prominent on the nose along with a sticky sweet malt and adjunct graininess. There’s also a mellowed lager-like yeast must to it. There’s a corn sweetness to the taste, but the malts are decent overall. Unlike many other macros, Genny Cream doesn’t seem watery at all. The mouthfeel is creamy, with some carbonation tickling the tongue. Light notes of vanilla and extremely mild citrus come in near the end. The aftertaste is dry and long-lasting, but a bit sour.
One of the main bonuses of this once-popular brew is its price. Coming in at $3.69 a six-pack, this beer is extremely affordable.
Final Verdict: D+