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

Geary's Summer AleGeary's Summer Ale
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Geary's Summer AleGeary's Summer Ale

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

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

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3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a clear orange-copper with a big white head. Heavy lacing.

Aromas: Smells of buttery bread, malt, toffee, floral hops, biscuits and a little wine.

Taste: Follows the nose, and it's pretty tasty. Vinous note dominates, more than in the nose. Malt, toffee and biscuit are also up front.

Mouthfeel: More medium-bodied than I anticipated.

Overall: Nice beer. Not super "summery," but a nice, balanced, all-purpose ale with an appealing flavor profile.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper with orange highlights. Dense foamy off-white head. Lots of carbonation. Some lace

Smells buttery with some toasted toffee notes. Slight grassy undertones. Fruity yeast. Warm banana bread

Taste is similar to the nose. Very creamy at first. Butter and biscuits. Floral earthy hops with some resiny bitterness. Slightly assertive but a backseat to the buttery malts and fruity yeast

Feels creamy and smooth. More full-bodied than the normal summertime fare. Slightly coating

Overall not a good representation of the Kolsch style but not a bad beer. I was pleasantly surprised and would probably revisit. Also not what I would expect from a summer seasonal so a 6 pack might be a bit too heavy for a hot summer day

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours mostly clear, but darker tinged and see through. 1/4 inch white foam sits on top. Starts to lace. Sweet caramel nose, citrus too. Malty. Taste is light, clean, crisp. Floral hop sits in the background. Ideal summer beer.,

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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a chalice.

About 2 fingers white thick head on a golden ale, that slowly decays and leaves decent lacing.

Buttery aroma, slight caramel and lightly herbal hopped.

Malty, well balanced with earthy hops, and that distinctive Ringwood yeast.

Mouth feel is perfect for this beer, slightly slick, hops just get slightly noticed and carbonation level just right.

Just what a Summer Ale should be. I'll get it again.

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Geary's Summer Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
Beer rating: 45.5% out of 100 with 279 ratings
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