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Oct 19, 2012 01:10 PM

Genny Cream Ale.

A delightful tipple. Seriously.

I don't know if my standards have lowered, if old man beers are under going a revival (some brands have been bought by people with too much money and are doing. . . things), or if I am just a reactionary against all the foodie nonsense that has invaded beer.

I would recommend a 24oz green can to Anne Romney herself.

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  1. Used to drink it back in my college days, it was a step up from the swill we usually drank.

    1. Mormons are forbidden from drinking. I guess you could still recommend it to her, though.

      1. I agree its actually not bad. Had some a few months back on a lark and was pleasantly surprised. In fact there was someone here who complained in a thread that it was a hop bomb much to amusement of the hop heads so maybe theres something there after all...

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        1. re: Insidious Rex

          I was surprised by the overall refreshing quality, usually beer like this has an unpleasant stickiness or chemical smell. This is no PBR. I would recommend it to anyone that prefers lightly hopped, light colored beer and to snobs like myself who are expecting it to be god awful.

        2. I was never a fan of the 'lager', but Genny Cream has for many years been good, dependable, and quality 'mainstream' brew, better than most of the mainstream 'lighter' beers.

          I only wish they still made the heftier, slightly hoppier "12 Horse Ale" that I used to enjoy in my college days in the early 70's.

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          1. re: The Professor

            A number of beers from old regionals helped me survive the early days of craft brewing, when nothing much was going on in the east. I recall Fred Koch of Dunkirk, NY; Prior Double Dark; Ballantine IPA.

            1. re: The Professor


              just released apparently. I'll have to look for this, but I won't ask for it because i don't what anyone to know i'm looking for it.

            2. Ah, memories. GCA chilling in the Delaware river, a chunk of cheddar cheese, and my buddy Bill and I fishing for nothing on the bank in Calicoon, NY in the summer. When did I get so friggin' old?