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

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Geary's Autumn AleGeary's Autumn Ale

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Geary's Autumn Ale is a faithful interpretation of the classic brown ales of Great Britain. With a deep auburn color and a subtle nut-like flavor, Geary's Autumn Ale is the perfect choice as the seasons change. Original gravity - 1058; alcohol by volume – 5.8%; two row English malts (pale, crystal and chocolate); Cascade, Golding and Fuggle hops.

Added by purplehops on 08-15-2003

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Photo of kunzbrew
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This fall festive beer pours a dark amber color with highlights of ruby red. The head is not big, but thick. The malt is very present in aroma and the hops are also very strong, I am really liking htis one. The robustness of the malts is something I have not tasted before in this beer. The hops are still strong in flavor and rustiness of the malts are still going strong in the flavor. This is my favorite fall beer so this year.


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Photo of WanderingFool
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6 pack of Geary's Autumn Ale on my way home from a camping trip in Maine. It pours a nice clear reddish brown color with a thick light tan head that slowly dissolved to a thick ring around the surface. The aroma is a combination of malts, nuts and fruit (almost orange citrus). Each sip of this medium bodied beer starts sweet and malty with a hint of bubble gum. Flavors of brown sugar and nuts moves in before a mild bitter finish. A mild caramel malt taste is left behind.

This beer is very drinkable and quite tasty, but I thought the aroma was a bit odd for a brown ale.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

The Autumn Ale is a deep amber in the glass, yet remarkably clear. Virtualy no head on this ale whatsoever. What little there is quickly dissipates leaving no lace. The smell is light and nutty. I certainly wasn't expecting a red/brown ale to be so hoppy. First taste has quite a bite to it, fading to a nutty flavor with a hint of caramel. Very, very good! The body is medium but disappointingly fades quickly. Very thin on aftertaste save the hops. Very smooth. Easy to drink, especially if you don't mind the hops. A gift from a guest, this ale is a very pleasant surprise and will certainly hit the spot on these cool autumn days in Maine.

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Photo of purplehops
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Geary's Autumn Ale pours a reddish amber brown with an off white head that quickly forms a ring around the glass. Little if any lacing on the glass. The aroma is malty with some notes of their Ringwood yeast and a hint of pear in the far away background. The taste starts with a dry maltiness that quickly becomes slightly sweet malt flavors with a hint of hop bitterness in the background. The finish is a good balance between hop and malt with the hops having a bit more say in the taste profile. There are also some faint citrus and pear flavors present. Aftertaste is a lingering malt and hop balance with the malt now coming to the fore front again and becoming sweeter with time. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with an overall dryness to it.
Overall another nice product from Dave Geary. Perhaps a bit hoppy for a traditional brown ale but maybe just right for a New England Brown Ale.

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Geary's Autumn Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
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