George Gale & Company Ltd

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George Gale & Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom
English Bitter
Ranked #117
Ranked #27,309
3.38 | pDev: 14.2%
Oct 24, 2022
Jun 26, 2005
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Rated: 3 by kdown from California

Oct 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
March 2011: Cask, as George Gale Seafarers Ale, at the Euston Flyer, London. Deep golden colour, low head. Moderate fruity aroma, some nutty hints too. Soft mouthfeel. Moderate nutty flavour, moderate hops.
Jul 16, 2022
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Rated by ipsbeerman from England

3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Light summer bitter, clean bite, Herby after taste, with light caramel. Warm sunny summer's day, this is very pleasant.
Jun 15, 2018
Rated: 3.43 by kbrown from Ohio

Mar 19, 2018
Rated: 3.43 by bpkrippner from Missouri

Jul 16, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by pin from Australia

Nov 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Spike from England

2.97/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
On tap at The Butchers Hook and Cleaver in London.

Straw coloured, clear, with a patchy cap and no lacing.

Faintest lemongrass smell (may have imagined it though).

Tastes light, faintly lemon, soft bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thin with some washing-up liquid and faint carbonation.

Overall, a light, easy drinking ale. A bit like drinking a pint of air
Jun 03, 2016
Rated: 3.59 by BAsbill from California

Jan 19, 2016
Rated: 2.64 by SocalKicks from California

Oct 28, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by beer_bottle from Colorado

Oct 13, 2015
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Reviewed by Fatehunter from Oregon

3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a thin head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is wet grains and lemon.
The taste is mild lemon bitter and malty.
The texture is softer.
It's fine enough.
May 09, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by bostonryan from Massachusetts

Mar 21, 2015
Rated: 3.34 by kwjd from Canada (ON)

Feb 26, 2015
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Rated by Fastwalker19 from Maryland

1.45/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Poor form of the art of brewing. Almost tasteless.
Feb 11, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by rork from Netherlands

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 3 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Sep 25, 2014
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Reviewed by biegaman from Canada (ON)

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Seafarers has a golden colour and glistening amber hue. It can't really be considered either dark or light. Despite its deep tone the clarity is perfect and its head, which sits atop the beer like a clump of mashed potatoes, is smooth and steady - looks like smooth sailing tonight!

Fireworks are as unlikely to find in a traditional English Bitter as they are at a funeral; these ales are intended for everyday consumption which, by definition, means that there's nothing characteristically all that special about them. The Brits customarily brew a simple, straight-forward ale; the most distinguishing factor is often the mildness.

Seafarer follows in this tradition and doesn't have a tremendous flavour profile by any means. Still, what's there is nothing if not pleasant: biscuity and toffee-laced malts, dried fruit esters, a brisk rash of herbal hoppiness. It has an agreeableness that matches that of its alcohol content (3.6%).

The recipe features a prominent fruitiness that is partially attributed to its malts and partly the ale yeast esters. It is most appreciable in the aroma which has distinct notes of plum, apple, raisin, and apricot (both dried and fresh). These fruity flavours compliment the faintly floral, herbal qualities of the hops. There's nothing especially overt, but all the flavours come together nicely.

For me, my enjoyment of certain styles can be contingent on certain factors (i..e, whether it's fresh, whether I'm in the particular mood for it, what time of year it is, etc) and, in my experience, English Bitters seem best in social settings where copious consumption is a likely possibility. What I mean to say is that one pint of Seafarer isn't as satisfying as two (or more).

On-tap at Beer Bistro in Toronto.
Mar 12, 2014
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Amber color with a thin head with medium retention.
Light aroma of fruity English hops and caramels.
Flavor follows nose, sweet malt with fruity and caramel notes and hints of herbal tea. Dry and mild bitter aftertaste.
Light body with low carbonation.
Traditional English ale, a bit thinner given its lower alcohol. Nothing that really stands out.
Nov 20, 2013
Rated: 3 by JohnQVD from New York

Aug 21, 2013
Rated: 4 by kelvarnsen from Canada (ON)

Jul 09, 2013
Seafarers from George Gale & Company Ltd
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 33 ratings