Howie's Red Ale
D.L. Geary Brewing Company

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Red Ale - American Amber / Red
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3.83 | pDev: 0%
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D.L. Geary Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
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Year-round
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illpass78 from Maine

3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint on draft at Howie's Pub in Portland, Maine, where this is the house beer - $3 a pint!

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear dark amber with a one-finger cream head. Looks like a sturdy red.

Aroma: Pretty faint, but there's a little caramel and grain.

Taste: Very tasty red ale, especially for $3 a pint. Notes of caramel and dark tea, which I always like in a red ale. Reminds me a lot of Smithwick's. Also somewhat reminiscent of Cottrell's Old Yankee, Sebago's Runabout Red and Baxter's Amber Road, which are session ales I like a lot.

Mouthfeel: Good all-seasons depth. Good for a winter day or a summer night. Has body.

Overall: As values go, this is one. A fine beer to sip while watching the Sox get beat at this charming old dive by the highway.

Couple notes - for one, I have no idea what the ABV is on this, but I suspect it's low. I drank this swiftly and felt no buzz. Without having had Geary's "Hudson Red," I suspect they might be the same beer, or at least similar.

Jul 12, 2015
Howie's Red Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1 ratings