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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2008
This is a very nice, tasty, well-rounded, yet very drinkable beer that goes well with food. A lightish amber, it has a medium, off-white head that steadily diminished to a thin, wispy, alsting top. The aroma is lemon, grain, grapes, raisines, a hint of zesty wine alcohol, bread. The taste has great balance of sweet and bitter, with both being consistent and persistent throughout the drink yet restrained. It is slightly flowery lemon and bread with raisins, grapes, a hint of buttery caramel, a light wine quality, light alcoholic spiciness. It is tasty, zesty, light but interesting, consistent, highly drinkable, and goes really well with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 24, 2000
This was definitely one of the best I have had from Gearyís thus far. Had a very spicy yet hoppy flavor with some sort of mild citrus aftertaste (not quite sure which citrus). And true to the description, it has a wonderful golden color in the glass. I would recommend this to anybody thatís not afraid of hops and especially to anybody who likes beer (definition- beer: not a macrobrew which closely resemnbles in taste that which has been sweapt off the floor of a grainery, fed to and recovered from (after ingestion) the livestock, and then soured in ísparkling spring waterí)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1839) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2003 This is exactly what I'd be looking for on a hot summer day! Nice deep red-bronze color. The flavor is light with just enough hoppiness to keep you thinking this is a "real" beer. Nice going!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2003
A fine summer beer offering. Geary's pours out to a bright copper color in the glass with slight head. Aroma is that of light citrus and faint yeast. Taste is very good, with some wheat presence and a nice, slight hop taste. The swallow is where this beer shines as it begs for another sip or gulp, even. I am glad this is being distributed in Michigan. It offers up a wonderful alternative to Bell's Oberon and Arcadia's Whitsun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2339) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Comes in a 12 oz brown stubbie style bottle..witha very bright label..kayaks and campfires etc..looks very 70s. The appearance is similar to many pale ales I ahve sen in my life slightly above average though nice clear amber with a tiny bubbly white head that goes fast. I smell the malts but it very subdued,,some hops too. The taste however makes up for the subdued note of the aroma..big big malt followed by a dark unsweetned chocolate..then a tangy hop bitterness..a substantial taste for a summer beer. Pretty good on the palate smooth when it had to be and a great hoppy after taste. Very drinkable pale ale..but it really seems it should be a fall beer..seeing how robust it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (1447) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
A very good, refreshing summer brew. Iíll look for this again. Much better than their Autumn Ale and my favorite of the Gearyís beers so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Cloudy and golden amber in s pint glass, really tasty, very enjoyable summer ale. OUt of the summer ales most breweries churn out, this is the strongest and most full bodied I have tasted this season. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (744) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2003
On tap at the Penobscot Outdoor Center in Maine. Good stuff! It had a nice springy hoppy flavor with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2007
Nice example of a Kolsch. Probably the best Iíve ever had. Unlike some Iíve had that are just glorified pale lagers, this is a full bodied, full flavored example of the style. Spicy and moderately bitter. Lots of orange. Sweetness is pretty apparent, somewhat compromising the crispness that should be present. Full bodied and slightly syrupy. Looks really nice in the glass and has some great flavors, but needs the edges rounded out a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 26, 2000
A very impressive summer brew - nice color, aroma, spicy hoppy flavor. Iíll be looking forward to this one next summer.

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