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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The style of our summer ale is traditionally European, similar to a German kolsch: full bodied with a spicy hop tang and a rich, crystal clear golden color. Alcohol content is approximately 6% by volume.
Ingredients: Two row English malt (clarity, wheat and caramalt); Magnum, Tettnang and Saaz hops.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours yellow to light amber, light body. A summer ale with extra hops, usually pick up a six per summer, good enough to go back to but once a year is fine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swiseman (426) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
lots of carbonation and some definite fruit on the nose. surprising amount of hops on the tongue. finish is fairly bitter. This seems like a light-bodied pale ale trying to masqurade as a summer ale - seems even hoppier than a typical Kolsch. Incorrect categorization maybe?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12oz bottle. 2013 version, rustic quay and "Gearyís" in playful neon on label. Best edition in years -- turned up the malt a touch. Pours a shade darker than blond. Nose is tropical and grassy with a little roasty hint. Palate is smooth and creamy, yet light. Nice play of citrus and tropical fruit with a tiny hint of nuts and banana. The mention of banana, many, myself included, would find a little frightening. Donít fret. It works perfectly into the background of the complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Pours a nice deep copper with and average head. Starts sweet and malty with some grainyness and fruity. It ends fairly bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (3764) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Aroma is sweetish malts and a perfumed element. The flavor is medium grain/malt sweetness and a mildly tart fruit finish. Iím guessing it was out of season/somewhat old, might have gotten a few points up if fresh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ansermadide (1513) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2012
This has quite possibly one of the worst beer labels Iíve ever seen. Itís so bad that I dreaded reviewing this beer... it has been sitting in my review queue fridge for way too long. The only reason Iím drinking this now is because Iím getting tired of seeing the bottle sitting in the fridge. Fortunately, it looks much better in a glass than it does in the bottle. It pours a very light amber color, is heavily carbonated, producing a dense (but thin) white head. Its aroma is sweet, as expected from the color, but very fruit-like, and reminds me of a fruity Belgian ale. Not bad, really. In the mouth, though, the flavor needs a lot of work. The caramel and fruit sweetness lures you in to a metallic bite thatís somewhat uncomfortable. Once it warms up itís actually a little better, and actually a little creamy. Thereís just not that much about this beer thatís enjoyable, and even for a summer beer my palate would be frequently gasping for air in-between sips. Unimpressive, but overall not unbearably offensive.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
maxwelldeux (3496) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear light amber with a smallish head. The nose is a combination of skunky and metallic, which is really off-putting. Itís a super malty and almost sour beer, almost acidic. Itís really unpleasant, IMHO.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2859) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle. Citrus, sweet honey malt, light fruity/floral hops aroma. Golden with a medium ivory head. Sweet malt and lemon flavor with a grassy hops finish.l Medium body, flat carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Draft. Clear golden amber color, larhe white head, spider web lacing. Aroma pf peppery malt. Taste is peppery caramel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Lemon, barley malt and hay aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Slightly sweet lemon malt and moderately bitter herbal hops flavor. Not bad.


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