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

Geary's Autumn AleGeary's Autumn Ale

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160 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%

Brewed by:
D.L. Geary Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Geary's Autumn Ale is a faithful interpretation of the classic brown ales of Great Britain. With a deep auburn color and a subtle nut-like flavor, Geary's Autumn Ale is the perfect choice as the seasons change. Original gravity - 1058; alcohol by volume – 5.8%; two row English malts (pale, crystal and chocolate); Cascade, Golding and Fuggle hops.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 08-15-2003)
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Reviews by nixhecks:
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Rhode Island

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep mahogany brown color with a thin head that dissapated almost immediately. Aroma was of chocolate malts and woodsy, earthy smells. The taste really surprised me - a balance of sweet roasted malts and a quenching hoppiness that I did not expect. Aftertaste was a little sour but other then that this was real good. Mouthfeel was silky smooth and drinkability was also good. I was pleasantly surprised as brown ales are usually not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2003 23:47:03 | More by nixhecks
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lovely seasonal, one of the better craft brown ales I have tried. Somewhere between Avery & Smuttynose, and not quite up to New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale.

Appearance: Great chestnut, bright brown color. Head fades and leaves a few dots of lace.

Smell: Brown bread as made by my German friend. Husky, nutty, deep, without being alcoholic. Inviting. Wood, wood fire, and a bit of Maine hills in the mix.

Taste: I have to admit, there's good complexity and subtlety in this. A bit of that toasted brown bread served with coffee, butter, and gravy. A bit of fig butter too. Not too sweet, a nice blend of sweet malts and hoppy/ roasty bitterness. Good finish. Good with food.

F: Nice tingly finish for a brown ale. Leaves one in a good place. Easy to drink another.

As Alstrom wrote: "pour this one hard into a big stein to really appreciate" Truly a fall-winter beer, well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 23:09:52 | More by Act25
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New Hampshire

3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on December 24, 2013.

The pour is mahogany brown with a modest head that lingers. Modest head that does not last long. Good clarity.

The aroma is mainly malty and sweet with some caramel notes. Some sugary and sweet notes.

The body tends to be lighter with some acidity.

The taste has a decent sweet malty character with mild bitterness. It was a decent enough brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 05:46:00 | More by puboflyons
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02-10-2013 14:26:12 | More by rorjets
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-31-2012 03:38:38 | More by thinwhiteduke
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3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a deep ruby red with brown tinges. Very creamy white head holds fast at a half an inch. Lacing manifests itself in the form of thin, foamy rings.

S: Hints of toffee, wood, brown bread, cocoa powder, and a berry-like fruitiness. Earthy hops in the background.

T: Woody, brown bread, brown cocoa powder. slight cola and toffee. Fruity esters of raspberry. Strong earthy hop presence of tea leaves, tobacco, and garden herbs. Finishes on the dry side with a lingering woodiness and earthy, herbal hops.

M: Full and creamy in the mouth. Medium bodied. Moderately high level of carbonation scrubs the palate and pricks at the tongue.

O: I was in the mood for a nice English style brown ale, and this beer filled the void. It's nice enough, but certainly doesn't bear the standard for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 06:40:31 | More by ryan1788a5
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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass. Enjoying this up in OOB to start off my relaxing weekend.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber brown color with some visibility and vision of carbonation through the glass.

Smell: Some fruitiness, mocha, bready notes, caramel malts, and some roasted coffee too

Taste: everything is blended well together.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, feels light and watery, creamy, medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: The drinkability and flavor of this beer is good. Happy to have scored this beer when I opened up the fridge here in Old Orchard, ME.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 01:52:26 | More by Flounder57
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear very dark garnet red to reddish brown in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall creamy beige head that reduces to small patch of very thick film with a moderate amount of very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of brown sugar, burnt sugar, and caramel malts. There are lighter notes of nuts and some fruity yeast.

T: Moderate flavors of bready and caramel malts along with some notes of brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup, and nuts. The beer starts out with a light to moderate amount of sweetness but finishes with light to moderate amounts of bitterness that fades quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and sessionable with a little more complexity than is usually found in the style.

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10-16-2012 20:37:39 | More by dbrauneis
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1.98/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Gettin' into the swing of autumn with an appropriately-named brew. Right on. This stuff pours a clear garnet-sienna topped by a finger of sandy khaki foam. Actually, this stuff is quite lovely. The nose comprises brown sugar, maple syrup, light buttery biscuit, and a kiss of earthy hops. Not bad. The taste, though, sets everything on sacrificial fire, with notes of burnt brown sugar, rancid wheat, and a harsh, stinging, spicy bitterness that pervades the finish and malingers for far too long.

Lemme see if I can't illustrate this somehow: You see an incredibly good-looking woman off in the distance. As you approach each other, she's not growing any less attractive, so you ask her out, and she accepts. During your first couple of dates, things are kept low-key and kinda superficial, and everything seems to be going fine. Then, you two decide to take the relationship deeper. All of a sudden, she's moody, abusive; her tastes in things have swung 180 degrees; she's snorting coke off her "buddy's" dick and swearing it's all in clean fun, despite the increasing signs of various venereal diseases popping up on her person. Shit, sh even pulls a knife on you during a particularly heated argument. At this point, you dump her, taking the opportunity to land a job in a city the next state over (say, taking a job in Milwaukee when you're living in Chicago...that kind of distance). You think you're moving on, but she keeps calling, unattractively sexting, threatening to find you. This goes on for a few months before she finally fades into the nuthouse ether. You don't know why she's finally gone, and you don't care. At long last, it's over. You thank every possible deity and try to move on with your life, knowing and fearing potential baggage from the whole ordeal may surface at a later date. Just keep focusing on the future, and all will be fine, you tell yourself...

Yeah. It's exactly like that, and possibly even worse. I refuse to go back and find out. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, no matter how good this stuff looks, it can't compensate for the horrendousness of the taste. It's just too much suck to even think of ignoring it. This is some evil shit right here, my friends...

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 15:27:54 | More by TMoney2591
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Geary's Autumn Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
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