ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 10, 2005
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 Geary’s. lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
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 wasn’t 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 don’t 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
This was tried due to my being a fan of Geary’s Winter Ale unfortunately it did not offer the same enjoyment. A beer I can easily pass on. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2005
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 (1486) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Deep mahogany (right?) Sweet/tart.Spicy. Or spicy in a way I’m just not crazy about Not elements in a beer that tend to bring endearment.
gsteph (325) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2004
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 (4489) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2004
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 (5875) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2006 [re-rate - it’s been a while since I’ve 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 - it’s interesting, but that doesn’t 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" - there’s just nothing there holding this ale together - I like geary’s, but this is a miss with me. DYCSoccer17 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 11, 2004
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. Jayb0 (1197) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Color of autumn leaves, deep red, brown, orange with a small tan head. Malty and hopped well. A bit toasty/nutty. Body is a bit weak but overall enjoyable.