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Geary's Hampshire Special Ale - D.L. Geary Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

572 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 572
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 29
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
D.L. Geary Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Once Maine’s legendary seasonal specialty, Hampshire is now available year round. Hampshire has a huge toasted malt flavor balanced by assertive hoppiness. The finish is long and lingering with the malt and hop notes blending with alcohol warmth. Original gravity - 1070; alcohol by volume - 7%; two row English malts (pale, crystal and chocolate); Cascade, Mt. Hood and East Kent Golding hops.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2001)
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a SAPP glass. Came in my final beer of the every other month shipment.

A - deep clear ruby body with a ring of white foam. Good lacing.

N - smells kind of vanilly I guess? Plus a very light hop character and good toasty malts.

T-- Tastes like old world malts and hops, Ringwood yeast too, and that's a plus. Also boozy for the abv.

M - solid mouthfeel (even though its a liquid... ha!). Kind of chest but not bad.

O -- I liked this quite a bit. Cheers!

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

This is a great session beer but at 7% ABV, it needs to be respected! This has been my go to for 15+ years. Very well balanced.... "Special" indeed

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12 oz bottle; no date.
Beer of the month offering; a birthday gift.

A: Poured a 1/2 finger head flattening quickly; clear rich dark amber color.

S: Good malt aroma with nice hops; not to overpowering.

T: Rich lingering malt flavor with a hint of the Scottish.

M: Heavier body and good carbonation.

Overall: rich and very enjoyable beer.

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Geary's Hampshire Special Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 572 ratings.