Genesee Cream Ale

We leave for Hawaii next Saturday and I can’t wait. We got a boatload of snow last week and we’re supposed to get more, so getting on a plane to a tropical paradise sounds amazing right now. I can’t wait to be sitting on the beach with my wife and just de-stress. In the meantime, let’s review some beers.

ABV: 5.1%

Style: Cream Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Introduced 1960. The goal was simple: a beer with the flavor of an ale and the smoothness of a lager. That’s how Genesee Cream Ale (the brainchild of this brewery) became an American original. Today, every batch of Cream Ale is skillfully brewed to achieve its smooth character and a remarkably creamy white head worthy of its name.”

Random: The brewery has been open since 1878.

The beer poured with a thick, one finger, pure white head. It took awhile to dissipate and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had some grain and twang of metal as well, but nothing else. The taste was mild and relatively unoffensive. It had some creaminess to it along with straw and grains. The flavors were simple, but it wasn’t bad. The body was on the thicker side with high carbonation. The finish was quick with milled grain. A 24 ounce can of this was $1.19, which comes to $.05 per ounce. This isn’t a complex beer at all, but it’s a good option instead of a macro.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0