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

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BA SCORE
79
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160 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
D.L. Geary Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Geary’s new Winter Ale is a well balanced and more aggressive bitter, both in alcohol and hop character, without being overpowering. It is dark gold and coppery in color with moderate carbonation. Malt flavors are toasty and fruity, resulting in a tasty blend with firm body balanced by English hops.

(Beer added by: JohnnyP on 11-09-2003)
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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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Geary's Winter Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.