Geary's Summer Ale | D.L. Geary Brewing Company

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82
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277 Ratings
Geary's Summer AleGeary's Summer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
D.L. Geary Brewing Company
Maine, United States
gearybrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
The style of this ale is traditionally European, similar to a German kolsch: full bodied with a spicy hop tang and a rich, crystal clear golden color. Alcohol content is approximately 6% by volume.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
277
Reviews:
173
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Photo of littlestevie14
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of williahd
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScaryEd
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden amber color with minimal white head. Leaves some solid lacing as the head dissipates.

Aromas of grains and bready malts lead the way, followed by some subtle grassy notes and fruityness on the back end.

Taste is very fruity upfront, with some bready notes not far behind. Finishes with some light, hoppy notes and a touch of spice.

The feel is light bodied with lower carbonation. Smooth, but lacks the crispness expected of the style. Very watery with some lingering bitterness.

Overall, a solid Kolsch that is tasty, but lacks in body. Still a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium amber with a light head.
Smell is sweet with a bit of fruit.
Taste is malty with some caramel. Fruity. Not much floral taste.
Fair Kolsch in my book.

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Photo of rdoggg
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GMan310
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

just a smooth great summer beer. great for BBQ and cookout days outside

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Photo of Jcorn
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dwagner003
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scotorum
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another from the latest beer club shipment. We get Geary's and I have tried a couple of their offerings but not this one.

a: Clear amber with a finger thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and a little spotty lacing.

s: Belgian yeastlike light fruity esters

t: Follows the nose along with a light to medium hop bite over a bready malt base.
Dry finish.

m: Light to medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A very good kolsch, generally true to style. Perhaps a bit heavier tasting than some but still refreshing and enjoyable as such. Best consumed cold. becomes rather bitter as it warms.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of meehandennis
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of dexterk1
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BMFR1811
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smb71481
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattycasey
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Teafirst
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of seedyone
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

07/31/13 At Rattle N Hum, NYC. On tap. Kolsch is the descriptive but in my mind it's a bit on the shallow side. The dryness is there & it's refreshing as can be, but a shade light in body. Worth a try, if you have the chance.

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3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Reds76
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Geary's Summer Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 277 ratings.
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