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

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BA SCORE
81
good

339 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | 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.

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Poured into a tumbler: color is a dark copper, transparent, fine bubbled efferevesence; head is off white, presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates quickly to a ring and some fine froth.

Smell is very pleasant, begins with a lightly sweet malt presence, coming through as toffee and caramel, but no over sweet; hop earthiness follows, light grass.

Taste is also very good: sweet malt presents first, fairly crisp and clean flavors, maltiness is toffee and caramel, though light, some subtle fruitiness from the ale fermentation provides a sweeter character; hops are crisp, nicely bitter with a flavor of grass and earth.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing: very appropriate levels of carbonation and nice lingering malt sweetness and hop drying qualities.

Overall, this is a a great english style pale ale, very crisp, great aroma and flavor and mouth presence.

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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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Geary's Pale Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.