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

BA SCORE
82
good
422 Ratings
Geary's Pale AleGeary's Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship. This is a classic British pale ale with a nod to the legendary beers of Burton-on-Trent. Copper-colored, dry, clean, and crisp with lots of late hop taste, in an appetizing complex with ale fruitiness from imported Hampshire yeast. Original gravity - 1047; alcohol by volume - 4.5%; two row English malt (pale, crystal and chocolate); Cascade, Mt. Hood, Tettnang and Fuggle Hops.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
422
Reviews:
215
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
15%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
51
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jtrevor4
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Solid session beer, not complex pairs well with food.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter, this FINE pale pours a clear and luminous deep amber with a very nice head of off white foam that subsides to a thick layer, very nice thick ring, and great sudsy lacing. Nose of peaches, subtle citrus, bittering hops, and caramel. Flavors surpass the nose with orchard fruits of peaches and apricots awash in sweet malts with an moderately bitter hop profile that keeps everything in check. Great mouth feel with good carbonation and a lively mouth feel with a moderately bitter hops finish. A great all around pale ale from a great brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of DoctorD
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of louislouis91
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- It poured a copper and orange with a large bubbly and billowing off white head, a nice frothy lace retains until the end.
Smell- raw grain and caramels malts. Some fruit, perhaps dried apricot. Sweet and pleasant.
Taste. Well balanced. Caramel malt, orchard fruits and a nice assertive but smooth hops profile.
Feel- light to medium bodied, tangy mouthfeel, very pleasant.
A nice one all around.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic English Pale Ale here. Clear copper color with a decent amount of white head. Moderate carbonation. Nose is very malt forward with toffee, caramel and bready malts. The taste is very much like a Vienna lager with a malt forward character but with a significantly heavier body. The hops bitterness shines through the waves of malt backbone and provides a nice counter balance. There is a nice minerally quality to this beer as well which harkens back to the Burton upon Trent beers. It seems to be a very dry beer but I think those minerals are playing tricks on me. A beautiful brew and I'm glad I got to try it.

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

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of meehandennis
3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chicagoish
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freshcarl
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mthomp081
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer_I_Am
4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best beer I had in Maine. Refreshing and clean. Smooth and easy to drink

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Photo of brewohio1
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dank203
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lucky2020
3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cgraham
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of founddrama
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of papat444
2.61/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks good but tastes like cardboard and old malt.

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Photo of jharmon
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xNoQuarterX
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I like it except the aftertaste could be slightly better

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Photo of 31Sam13
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was not overly impressed. In fact, it seemed to personify mediocrity in every way...

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Geary's Pale Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 422 ratings.
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