3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malt aroma with a hint of spice and poured a medium clear brown color. Good malted blend across tongue with a hop zest finish. I managed a single sample but wonít hesitate to purchase the twelve-pack to review my findings!
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faint smells of malts and nuts, very subtle though. Brown appearance with a slight ring head. Taste is malt, raisins, and caramel. Pretty yummy brown ale, smooth and pretty easy drinking. This is an excellent fall choice from Gearyís.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 wasnít 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 donít 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.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This was tried due to my being a fan of Gearyís Winter Ale unfortunately it did not offer the same enjoyment. A beer I can easily pass on.
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber, little head died totally. Literally no aroma. Flavor was weakly of roasted malts, with the characteristic tinge of sourness. Literally nothing else happening here. Sad.
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep mahogany (right?) Sweet/tart.Spicy. Or spicy in a way Iím just not crazy about Not elements in a beer that tend to bring endearment.
gsteph (320) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish brown pour with a quickly receding head. Fainy sweet, malty aroma and a little bready. Predominant hoppy flavor, very bland, watery backbone. Some dry nuttiness. Thin, but crisp, with a slightly bitter finish. Definitely not a favorite.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color out of the bottle with a rocky beige head and a dark fruit sweetness in the nose. Caramel sweetness with an almost raspberry fruitiness to it, with plum and raisen. Hearty malty beer.
notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2006 [re-rate - itís been a while since Iíve had this, and I must say that either my tastes have changed, or this beer has improved - subtle dark fruits and light caramel fill what I once thought was a void - nice yeasty, bready qualities abound - not fantastic, but certainly under-rated] Looks smells and tastes like an oktoberfest as an ale - itís interesting, but that doesnít make it good - slight sweet nuttiness and a touch of toasted bread float atop a base flavor that I can only describe as "liquid nothingness" - thereís just nothing there holding this ale together - I like gearyís, but this is a miss with me.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 11, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slightly hazy amber color with a very quickly dissipating off white head. Faint aroma with hints of sticky brown sugar malts, but not much else. Very carbonated. Very roasty, almost astringent..a little skunky in the finish. This is either infected, or just a really poor beer that hasnt much style.