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

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BA SCORE
81
good

324 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 10
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
D.L. Geary Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our flagship. This is a classic British pale ale with a nod to the legendary beers of Burton-on-Trent. Copper-colored, dry, clean, and crisp with lots of late hop taste, in an appetizing complex with ale fruitiness from imported Hampshire yeast. Original gravity - 1047; alcohol by volume - 4.5%; two row English malt (pale, crystal and chocolate); Cascade, Mt. Hood, Tettnang and Fuggle Hops.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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Reviews by Flounder57:
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a small foamy layer. It is a copper amber color with good clarity and bubbles coming up throughout the glass.

Smell: fruitiness, bready and caramel malts, and slight citrus aroma.

Taste: very similar to the aroma and a little bitterness towards the end.

Mouthfeel: smooth, crisp, a little chewy, medium carbonation, and medium bodied.

Overall: A solid pale ale that I have enjoyed over the years, especially up in Maine. Will be drinking more in the future too.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 19:25:14 | More by Flounder57
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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - poured a brilliantly clear copper with amber highlights. One finger loose large bubbled head resembling a soda head dissipated quickly,

S - grassy hop notes with ample spicyness, followed by s wall of malt aroma, lots of toffee and bread.

T - hop flavor low with slight grassy earth, the taste is mostly malt with subtle notes of caramel, toffee, and a low amount of buttery diacetyl. Very smooth, ends crisp and dry with ample hop bitterness.

M - very light and highly carbonated. Finishes very dry, surprisingly refreshing for how malt forward this is vs a more hoppy brew.

O - I never by this only because I assumed it would be blah, it's actually very good, strikes a balance between ESB and something more refreshing and crisp. Not a bad shelf beer to keep in the fridge.

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3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Appearance: Pours a rusty gold with a half-inch white head that hangs around a but. It's clear and lacing is moderate to low.

Aroma: Aromas are faint but there's caramel, grassiness, toast, biscuit, malt and oats. Also a little grapefruit tartness.

Taste: The taste follows the nose. Pretty nice, complex flavor. More complexity than the average pale ale. Really good, refreshing beer with nice flavor and hop profiles.

Mouthfeel: It's somewhat light of body but appealing.

Overall: I'm a sucker for a good traditional pale ale, and this is one. Would recommend to anyone.

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I was expecting a more boring flavor, but its hop profile surprised me. Notes of earthy hops, biscuit malts with some roasted edges, caramels, fruity yeast and tea leaves. Dry aftertaste with a persistent bitterness.
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Good interesting take on an English Ale with hops tuned up to the American way, almost an English IPA. If you dig the style, definitely it is worth trying. Great option for American ex-expats of the old world.

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Forms a 2cm foam head, which dissipates in <30 seconds

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Geary's Pale Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.