A buddy gave me a bottle of Genesee 12 Horse after I saw him post about it on Facebook. I mentioned 12 Horse in a previous post when discussing Cream Ale. Production began in 1933 after the repeal of Prohibition and continued production until 2003. Due to consumer interest the beer was brought back into production in October 2011.
This is the more accurate representation historically of a post-prohibition cream ale. I actually thought it might be more bitter, but it was easy drinking and smooth, much like the standard cream ale. I should have tried them both side-by-side to get a better sense of the difference between the two variants, but alas in my drinking pleasure I consumed the 12 Horse with gusto and didn’t even think about what I might have provided to the people out in beerdom. Shame on me. 😉