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

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BA SCORE
79
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163 Ratings
THE BROS
72
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.5%
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:
Beer added by: JohnnyP on 11-09-2003

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.
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3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skriv
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of illpass78
2.73/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle into a dimpled pint glass at Green Elephant, a terrific restaurant in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Pours a clear brown-ruby with a very thin head that is gone right away. Carbonation seems heavy.

Aroma: Smells of malt, grass and earth, with a slight medicinal note also noticeable, somewhat like military-grade cough syrup.

Taste: That medicinal taste is noticeable up front. It's bitter all right, but not in a super appealing way. Almost has a paint-like flavor to it. Some maltiness and hops are present, but they're outweighed by rather unpleasant flavors.

Mouthfeel: It's also thinner than I'd prefer. Not much body.

Overall: I like a fair amount of Geary's product, but this isn't one of them. if I want a Geary's beer in the winter, I'll reach for their porter.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Sbrunner223
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Reds76
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of seedyone
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Dillonius
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Shane78
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of HRamz3
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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Geary's Winter Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.