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Geary's Summer Ale - D.L. Geary Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

237 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
Wants: 13
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
D.L. Geary Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
The style of this ale is traditionally European, similar to a German kolsch: full bodied with a spicy hop tang and a rich, crystal clear golden color. Alcohol content is approximately 6% by volume.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001)
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-12-2013 02:47:04 | More by AJ01923
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kdivers

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-07-2013 02:55:53 | More by kdivers
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

07-05-2013 22:05:14 | More by TTripp725
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours mostly clear, but darker tinged and see through. 1/4 inch white foam sits on top. Starts to lace. Sweet caramel nose, citrus too. Malty. Taste is light, clean, crisp. Floral hop sits in the background. Ideal summer beer.,

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 13:24:23 | More by KTCamm
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beyah

Maine

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a chalice.

About 2 fingers white thick head on a golden ale, that slowly decays and leaves decent lacing.

Buttery aroma, slight caramel and lightly herbal hopped.

Malty, well balanced with earthy hops, and that distinctive Ringwood yeast.

Mouth feel is perfect for this beer, slightly slick, hops just get slightly noticed and carbonation level just right.

Just what a Summer Ale should be. I'll get it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 00:38:20 | More by beyah
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July2Nov

Hawaii

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

06-26-2013 08:02:28 | More by July2Nov
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wrightst

Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-23-2013 01:55:51 | More by wrightst
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-22-2013 21:41:38 | More by DRBiser
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PriorDoubleDark

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

06-20-2013 21:03:38 | More by PriorDoubleDark
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-17-2013 21:31:40 | More by Larrydoherty
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juicebox

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-09-2013 19:37:24 | More by juicebox
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a stange.

A: Deep amber color with caramel hues. Huge rocky off-white head towers atop the beer for as long as it is in the glass.

S: Malts are sweet-ish with aromas of shortbread and angel's food cake buried beneath caramel and grain. Hops are floral and grassy with hints of citrus and tea leaves.

T: Strong malty pull with robust graininess, slight toast, caramel, and shortbread. Lightly buttery. Slight grape leaf impression. Hops are floral and grassy. Tea leaves and garden herbs come through toward the end. Bitterness kicks it up a notch to keep the malty sweetness in check. Finishes semi dry with tastes of caramel, toasted grain, and receding grassy hops.

M: Medium bodied. Slight weight and firmness. Moderate carbonation.

O: Certainly not your average summer seasonal. It comes across as an odd mash-up of English Pale Ale and Kolsch. I appreciate the change of pace and I did rather enjoy drinking it, but it wouldn't be the first thing I'd reach for on a summer scorcher.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 19:40:58 | More by ryan1788a5
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tdevo

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

05-21-2013 01:54:12 | More by tdevo
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Chegui

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-14-2013 21:12:40 | More by Chegui
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

2.43/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A Kolsch? Seriously? Harpoon summer pretends to be a Kolsch but Geary's version is pretty far off the real thing.

Smell is of cooked veggies & <uh-oh> the bane of a Ringwood yeast brewery - the big D (diacetyl). I'm not totally averse to it on occasion, but Im not looking for it in a summer quencher. Not too promising but let's get into it.

Caramelly & a bit metallic on the tongue, backed up by a mish-mosh of cooked corn & slightly bitter hop snap at the end. And yes - there's some big D lingering around post sip, but not as bad as I thought. Not really begging me to take another sip as I would expect a summer beer to do.

Can't picture this a summer drinker at all unfortunately. Also disappointed that this beer is marketed as a Kolsch, as it's nothing at all like a true one.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 02:01:38 | More by SunDevilBeer
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz into a tumbler.

A: Pours a light copper with a small white head.

S: Buttery, bready yeast, sweetish grain, light hop note.

T: Crisp hop bitterness, sweet grain, more buttery yeast.

M: Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation. A bit too heavy for the style.

O: Not bad. A bit too yeasty and heavy but pretty decent.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 04:07:14 | More by Etan
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Skarod

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

04-09-2013 20:34:26 | More by Skarod
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Giggy

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-04-2013 04:22:04 | More by Giggy
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-01-2013 21:42:49 | More by bluerabbit
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brheuer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-17-2013 23:05:29 | More by brheuer
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searsclone

Arizona

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-18-2013 03:28:09 | More by searsclone
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themainedave


4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-16-2013 00:07:42 | More by themainedave
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DasBoot2112

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-10-2012 02:21:59 | More by DasBoot2112
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AndrewDeci

Maine

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-10-2012 02:15:35 | More by AndrewDeci
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demogorgon

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

09-27-2012 23:14:07 | More by demogorgon
Geary's Summer Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.