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

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Geary's Winter AleGeary's Winter Ale

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Geary’s new Winter Ale is a well balanced and more aggressive bitter, both in alcohol and hop character, without being overpowering. It is dark gold and coppery in color with moderate carbonation. Malt flavors are toasty and fruity, resulting in a tasty blend with firm body balanced by English hops.

Added by JohnnyP on 11-09-2003

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2.84/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It poured a nice one inch light colored head on top of a hazeless copper colored body. The smell has some malts, light winter spices such as nutmeg, allspice and clove and has some really subtle light chocolates tones underneath. The hops are mostly non-existent in the smell. The taste is sweet between the previously mentioned flavors with the hops coming out very slightly to balance it a bit. The palate is smooth and clean with a light to medium sort of feel. It has a crisp bittter finish. Overall, not exactly sure I see it as a Bitter, but it's a nice one to have in the Winter at least and goes great with some clam chowder.

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Photo of Lonborgski
3.06/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at restaurant. Pint glass.
Deep dark brown. Minimal head.
Smell and taste of lightly buttered toast.
Smooth feel in the mouth. Medium body.
Overall, unremarkable.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Did not care for the this at all. Have had many better winter ales and many better beers from Gearys.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of illpass78
2.73/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle into a dimpled pint glass at Green Elephant, a terrific restaurant in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Pours a clear brown-ruby with a very thin head that is gone right away. Carbonation seems heavy.

Aroma: Smells of malt, grass and earth, with a slight medicinal note also noticeable, somewhat like military-grade cough syrup.

Taste: That medicinal taste is noticeable up front. It's bitter all right, but not in a super appealing way. Almost has a paint-like flavor to it. Some maltiness and hops are present, but they're outweighed by rather unpleasant flavors.

Mouthfeel: It's also thinner than I'd prefer. Not much body.

Overall: I like a fair amount of Geary's product, but this isn't one of them. if I want a Geary's beer in the winter, I'll reach for their porter.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of seedyone
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

04/23/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Not sure what's up here. Normally I favor 'winter' brews but this has me wondering. There's a dryness in the aftertaste that I'm attributing to an over spicyness. Just as too much cinnamon doesn't taste good without the right amount of sugar, so too, the spices here are unbridled. All that malt & spice w/no sugar creates a bitter aftertaste that's off putting.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Geary's Winter Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 169 ratings
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