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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Geary's Winter Ale is a hearty India Pale Ale; it has a dry maltiness with an intense floral hop finish.
Ingredients: Two row English malt (clarity, crystal and wheat); Mt. Hood, Golding & Fuggle hops.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2005
An orange beer with an extremely fast disappearing bubbly head. The aroma is sweet caramelic, and light notes of alcohol and hops, but also with a slight sour note - a little like sweaty feet. The flavor is sweet alcohol with powerful hop notes.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2003
Bronze colour. Aroma is raspberry, butter, earthy hops – holy Ringwood! Candyish flavour. Sweet and fruity. Astringent minerally note. Finish grows more bitter, but not enough to save it. Based on this and other recent Geary samples, I think maybe they’ve lost control of their yeast. This is ugly.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2007
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and copper color with effervescence. Aroma is mild medium fruit, some spice. Taste is medium fruit, some spice/earthy/wood-hops-peppery, medium malt-a bit of molasses. Occasional. OK carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Date: 05/24/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: lots of fresh floral and citrus hop aroma on a mostly dry crystal malt base,
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor with lots of hops, bitterness builds from the middle for balance and leaves a long bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Bottle. Poured a dark amber with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly diminishing. Average hop and malt aroma. Medium body. Moderate sweet and light bitter flavor with an average finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
An hazy orange amber ale with a thin white head. Lightly sprucey hops with light alcohol notes. In mouth, a dry IPA , not sweet, with very herbal hops, with the alcohol coming after, like drinking gin. Astringent. A tad unpleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2006
Not significant head,golden colour, a good floral and spice aroma and spicy aftertaste. The golding and fuggle hops are understated. Appropriate carbonation. Cross style to a winter warmer. mouthfeel on the thin side.I am surprised this was on clearance at Belmont Part Goods in Dayton, maybe it was last year’s, but it was good value.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a golden color with a 2-finger head, nice head retention and lacing. Slightly grainy aroma with some citrus and hop notes. Taste is citrus and fruity hops. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Deep copper with big, white head. Aroma of malt, hops, slight fruit and black pepper. Tastes malty, with subdued hops, slight spicy florals. Medium, non-inspiring finish. This one reminds me a little of a spicier Sam Adams BL.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2004
Buttery oranges quarrying light hops worrying under the creamy yeast burying anything interesting from the quiet ending...This endeavour of subdued flour is in favour of faint peppery spiciness whilst being unable of any fervour...Apart from the fact that it is bottled for winter, I don't see what's wintery about this IPA/mellow Belgian ale crossover...


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