Geary's Winter Ale - D.L. Geary Brewing Company
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2.5/5 rDev -27.7%
04/23/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Not sure what's up here. Normally I favor 'winter' brews but this has me wondering. There's a dryness in the aftertaste that I'm attributing to an over spicyness. Just as too much cinnamon doesn't taste good without the right amount of sugar, so too, the spices here are unbridled. All that malt & spice w/no sugar creates a bitter aftertaste that's off putting.
08-16-2014 19:57:08 | More by seedyone
3.5/5 rDev +1.2%
A: Pours a deep ruby red color with 1/2 inch of head
S: Get a solid maltiness with some sweetness and nice English hops that are lightly fruity and grassy
T: Starts off with the malts, which is full of caramel notes and sweetness. Goes into a nice fruitiness and has the signature Ringwood yeast butter flavor, but it is pleasant and nicely developed
M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Prickly
O: I'm really enjoying this. It has a nice kick for a winter time English IPA, and drinks very easily. At $7.99 for a 6-pack, this is a solid deal too. Another option for those who don't enjoy the spiced winter warmers and want something different
11-30-2012 01:52:49 | More by BEERMILER12
3.55/5 rDev +2.6%
A: The beer is clear but very dark red in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high dense and creamy beige head that slowly died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of toasted malts and toffee in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite malty and has flavors of toasted malts and toffee along with notes of caramel and hints of spices. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is evident.
O: This beer tastes very malty, even when considering it is an English IPA and not an American IPA, but this lends some more body to the mouthfeel making it a nice IPA for the winter.
09-13-2012 01:24:15 | More by metter98
3.48/5 rDev +0.6%
Out of the bottle, into the pint glass. Considered drinking from skull of recently deceased enemy before remembering that I'd had Fruit Loops out of said skull that morning and had promptly discarded it.
A: Poured with half an inch of light brown head. Clear and deep copper colored, little bubbles are visible rising to the top. Ring of lacing around the rim, and a thin film of foam on top remains. Not much lacing to speak of.
S: A mix of toffee, caramel and plum. There's an odd hint of cough syrup as it warms.
T: Caramel and sweet sugar plum with a biscuity finish. Light sweetness on aftertaste.
M: Medium and creamy. Carbonation is a crisp and a little soda-like. Dry finish.
O: This is an IPA? I normally don't read reviews before posting my own, but I checked a few others this time because it felt like something must have gone wrong. Not only did I not get any hop flavors out of this, but I'd be surprised if there was even a hop in the room where this was brewed. I'm not against that; in fact, I bought this and only later remembered hearing that it was an IPA, only to be pleasantly surprised that it wasn't IPA-ish at all.
Nothing to separate this from the pack of other winter brews out there, but enjoy it if someone offers you one.
04-20-2012 00:57:12 | More by DirtyPenny
Geary's Winter Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.