Genesee “Cream Ale” Review (#029)

Genesee Brewing Co.
Cream Ale
Rochester, New York

From The Brewery:

There are only two original American beer styles. We perfected one of them.
In the old days, there were ales and there were lagers. Ales were flavorful. Lagers were smooth. And never the twain did meet.
Until Genesee Cream Ale. And then the twain met head on to form an American Original with the flavor of an ale and the smoothness of a lager.
Cream Ale is unique. Then. Now. Always.
•    We skillfully warm-ferment Genesee Cream Ale with our own signature top-fermenting yeast.
•    During the aging process, every batch of Cream Ale is krausened to achieve an uncommonly smooth character.
•    The process results in Cream Ale’s remarkably creamy white head and a body that is far more distinguished than standard American lagers.

ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: 12

Review:

Appearance: This light, crystal clear beer poured into a pint glass, and left a decent, one finger head on top.

Smell: Very light malts, and mild hints of  apple juice.

Taste: Smooth and light, with small amounts of grain, and watered down apple juice.

Mouthfeel: This beer is creamy and smooth, which is its highest selling point. It being a cream ale, it should have a good mouthfeel, which is what this comes through on most.

Drinkability: High, even at 5.2% ABV, these go down very easily. This is a sessionable beer to the extreme for me.

Notes: This is a regional beer from upstate NY. This was my first time trying this beer, and although it wasn’t great, this is a lawnmower beer that is not made by InBev; and at $14.99 a 30 pack, it wont break any bank.

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