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

Geary's Hampshire Special Ale - Oak Infused
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 30.29%

Brewed by:
D.L. Geary Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lordofthewiens on 10-24-2011)
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by Cadebro:
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2.38/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Was labeled as Cask Infused Hampshire Ale, but is probably the same thing.

A - Amber colored with a very thin head and barely any lacing

S - Smelled of biscuit, hops and barrel funk.

T - The cask aging tainted this beer. It was tart and lacked its usual hoppy flavor. I tasted almost as if the cask they aged it in was mildewy or possibly that the infusion was of an artificial nature.

M - The tart and bitterness left my palate fatigued.

O - I enjoy HSA, but somehow the cask-infusion ruined this beer. It was tart and funky, but not in a good way. My least favorite beer of the 2011 Maine Brewers Festival.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2011 02:58:32 | More by Cadebro
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4.43/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Disclaimer: I really like Geary's HSA.
This just adds to its character.

In a pint glass the beer was a dark amber color with a thick tan head. A lot of lace.

Caramel malt aroma. Citrus, and a little bit of floral hops. Nice vanilla aroma.

It Tastes exactly as the aroma promises. Caramel/toffee, vanilla. Grapefruit and some piney hops.

The oak infusion works really well. Will have to get back to The Great Lost Bear for more.

Serving type: cask

10-24-2011 16:42:58 | More by lordofthewiens
Geary's Hampshire Special Ale - Oak Infused from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
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