D.L. Gearys Brewing Co. Reviews




hampale
3.9
Gearys Hudson Red Ale
I didnít realize Gearyís was marketing a Red Ale until I obtained a bottle at a local tasting. No indication when it was bottled but definitely tasted fresh. In fact, it tasted just as I would assume a solid Red Ale would taste. No complaints at all with this product - if I ever see it in a store, Iíll purchase it as Iíd love to consume more than just this one bottle. Donít know whether itís distributed outside of Maine but hope such is the case..
Monday, June 12, 2017

Bulk_Carrier
3.6
Gearys Imperial IPA
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a golden bronzed copper sort of color with a slim cap of a little white foamy head that quickly fell off. Not much lace. The aroma had some sweet orange marmalade playing with some caramel/toffee backbone and a little bit of bubblegum and sweet dried wood. Grassy to earthy hop bitterness. The flavor wrote the prior mentioned aromas into the taste sweetly and guided fairly nice into the aftertaste and then on into the finish. The palate was about medium bodied with a structured carbonation that felt fine. ABV felt as projected. Overall, good for a DIPA by a brewery that I tend to take for granted sometimes.
Monday, May 22, 2017

gripweed57
3.2
Gearys London Porter
From old tasting notes. Deep brown color. Thick, Rich tan head. Sweet chocolate malt aroma. Silky roasted malt flavor. With coffee undertones. Good flavor and body.
Friday, April 28, 2017

gripweed57
3.7
Gearys Hampshire Special (HSA) Ale
From old tasting notes. Winter of 1990/1991 Vintage. Deep Amber orange color. Bubbly beige head. Malty caramel-like aroma with a hint of yeastiness. Big toasted malt flavor upfront. Plenty of hop flavor right through to the finish. Very much like a Pale Ale, but with more oomph! Very good. Well balanced and full bodied.
Friday, April 28, 2017

gripweed57
3.5
Gearys American Ale
From old tasting notes. Bright yellow gold color with a creamy beige head. Soft fruity ale-like nose. Moderately hoppy flavor is balanced by a pleasant sweet maltiness.
Friday, April 28, 2017

shrubber85
2.9
Gearys London Porter
Bottle. Sour milk, chocolate malt, and fresh hay aroma. Black with large tan head. Lightly sweet chocolate malt and moderately bitter ash/hay flavor. Body a bit light. Pretty dry.
Friday, April 21, 2017

JPDIPSO
2.9
Gearys Autumn Ale
Dark copper colored body with a taller dark beige head. Creamy aromas, with toasted malt, milk toffee, peanut brittle and toasted bread. Sweet milky start. Flat feel. Some toasted nuts and wood. Light fruit and earth in the finish and linger. 2/13
Sunday, January 29, 2017

JPDIPSO
2.9
Gearys London Porter
Easily the most difficult twist offs I have ever encountered. Dark brown color with a dissipating tan head leaving a small amount of lace. Sweet roasted malt, light earth and cocoa. Not much life in the feel. Fairly dry and toasty. The type of brew you could quaff for a long time and not get bored, but also never really be thrilled. 2/13
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Niko100
3
Gearys Pale Ale
Rich amber color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, caramel, light hops, & some fruit; Flavor of malt, pine hops, caramel, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Decent overall.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tessic
2.4
Gearys IPA
This IPA poured a medium amber colour with a off white, rocky head. A little lacing. Scents include bread, nail polish and cream. First swig was smooth and a little watery but had really nice flavours of perfume, malt and flowers. Finish was minimally hoppy with those nice malty flavours lingering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tessic
3.1
Gearys Autumn Ale
This ale poured a deep amber colour with a tan coloured, foamy hard. Minimal lacing. Scents include ripe fruit, apple cider and a little paint? First swig had rich malty flavours and a slight tinge of that paint flavour that wasn't bad, just different. Finish was medium bitter with those malty flavours lingering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hiledd
3.9
Gearys Pale Ale
Honey and herbal, grassy aroma. Copper color, clear. Full body with biscuit malt start and bitter then sweet finish. Biscuit, toffee, honey, and bitter flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Slubgob
3
Gearys London Porter
Bottle into water glass. Very dark brown, retains a cream head. Make, light chocolate nose.b in the mouth more roasted malt,a bit if hop bitterness. Finishes with roast. Decent but not exciting example of the style.
Monday, August 22, 2016

Slubgob
3
Gearys Pale Ale
Bottle into plastic water glass. Dark brown, creamy head. Malty aroma. Medium malt in the mouth, decent hoops. Medium finish. Refreshing, not overly hopped. Solid if nothing terribly special. Reminds me of Newcastle with a bit more hops.
Sunday, August 21, 2016

altonbrownd
3.5
Gearys Hampshire Special (HSA) Ale
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquors. Nice brown body with slight head. Nose is faint. Taste malty, bread, some fruits and toffee. Nice floral finish.
Saturday, July 2, 2016

puboflyons
3.8
Gearys Hudson Red Ale
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is a handsome looking reddish amber color with a modest off-white head. Good toasted barley malt and distant chocolate character in the aroma. Earthy hops. Medium body.Same toasted sweetness in the flavor with a short-lasting dry finish. Iím not sure why so many Rate Beerians are panning this beer. I think it is a more than adequate representation of a tradition Red Ale.
Friday, July 1, 2016

floydslip
2.7
Gearys Hudson Red Ale
Nice looking mahogany colored beer with a medium light tan head. Nose of caramel, plum, and sweet roasted grain. Flavor is less dramatic with a rather sweet caramel core overlaid with some acrid metallic hops. The after taste kills this for me.
Thursday, June 9, 2016

emperorsled
3
Gearys Hudson Red Ale
From a bottle so certain aspects i have to guesstimate. Very nice malty up front taste with a bit of caramel. The taste does not linger though, it does not overpower you. Could drink this all night.
Friday, June 3, 2016

Jrwhitney6
3
Gearys Hudson Red Ale
Beer of month club offering. Pours an amber color with no head at all. Mild nose of malt. Taste is of your basic red ale - some malt, caramel. It's decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, May 29, 2016

climberbob
3.7
Gearys Hampshire Special (HSA) Ale
Beer club offering. Mahogany w tan head. Floral pine aroma. Taste has same elements w hints of butterscotch. Hop dominant but not excessive. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Higher alcohol notes in the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, May 23, 2016

climberbob
2
Gearys Hudson Red Ale
Beer club offering. Color of burnt toffee w cream head. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is balanced but something a bit unpleasant in there like socks and a bit of soap? Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, May 21, 2016

markducommun
3
Gearys Pale Ale
Orange gold, light tan head. Grain, slight pine resin, floral. Lightly bitter, some sweetness. Lighter body, some acidity. Bit of carbonation. Fine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

crossovert
3.3
Gearyís Ixnay
355ml bottle. Copper pour. Doughy English yest aroma doughy. Flavor is not horrible. Its got some toffee and herbs surprisingly good.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

jandd1983
2.8
Gearys London Porter
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of vanilla, roasted malts, cocoa and some coffee. The taste was similar to the aroma with some bitterness, cocoa, more coffee, roastiness and creamy. Not bad.
Sunday, December 6, 2015

osvdale
4.1
Gearys Winter Ale
This is by far the best seasonal ale Iíve had this year. Hints of vanilla and spice with a strong bite that finishes clean and crisp. Love it!!! Iím in the Christmas spirit now !!!
Saturday, November 28, 2015

kaser
3.2
Gearys Hampshire Special (HSA) Ale
Had as part of a flight in their tiny tap room in Portland Maine. Dark orange with the good old English taste. Ok
Saturday, October 31, 2015

kaser
3.2
Gearys Oakie Doakie Scotch Ale
Had as part of a flight in their tiny tap room in Portland Maine. Dark red with white head. All of these kind of taste the same.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

kaser
2.8
Gearys Hudson Red Ale
Deep dark amber pour with white sticky foamy head. Had as part of a flight in their tiny tap room in Portland Maine. Malts and earthy. Blah
Saturday, October 31, 2015

kaser
3.3
Gearys London Porter
I guess I don't like English beers. This one isn't bad. A vanilla kick to it. Cocoa coffee and malts. Had as part of a flight in their tiny tap room in Portland Maine.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

kaser
3.2
Gearyís Ixnay
Reddish with white foamy head. Malta and graham. Boring and underwhelming. Had as part of a flight in their tiny tap room in Portland Maine.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

kaser
2.7
Gearys Pale Ale
Had as part of a flight in their tiny tap room in Portland Maine. Dark orange and clear. Malty and dank fruit taste. Blah.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

gripweed57
3.6
Gearys Summer Ale
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark Amber orange color with a dense creamy beige head. Aroma is of caramel malt and toffee. Rather bold for a summer ale. Flavor brings more caramel/toffee maltiness. A pleasant earthy, spicy hop bitterness balances the sweet malt flavor. Some nuttiness in finish. A complex malty Amber ale unlike most summer ales.
Thursday, October 8, 2015

DiarmaidBHK
3.4
Gearys Hampshire Special (HSA) Ale
Draft at J's Oyster Bar. Pours copper colored with an inch of brown foam. Leaves trace lacing. Decent malt notes on the nose. Fairly big malt clashes loudly with chunky bitterness on the tongue. It's kind of like licking a penny but it's not bad all things being equal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, September 25, 2015

asheft
3.7
Gearys Autumn Ale
Bottle. Sweet brown sugar aroma with earthy hops and nutty accents. Faint citrus and litchi fruit notes. Clear mahogany under a persistent beige blanket. Sweet nutty brown sugar malt flavour up front, then a medium bitterness, along with walnuts, and then a lightly toasty, dry finish. Medium light body, medium carbonation, almost crisp.
Thursday, September 10, 2015

HeadyBottomer
3.4
Gearys Wee Heavy
6-pack poured into a 2-liter Moxie bottle and snuck into the Portland-Deering Thanksgiving football game in a backpack, then poured into 16 oz solo cups in the bleachers. Extremely foamy pour into the Moxie bottle. Less foam when pouring from the Moxie bottle into the solo cups, but still way more than you would want and each time the cup ended up being like 2/3 head. Toffee, vanilla, caramel, and booze aroma. Smokey creamy taste with a bit of a bite at the finish cause we mixed in some Beam on top of the foam. Not the best taste, but gets you messed up quick, and by like your 3rd one you donít really care about the taste anyway. Deering sucks!
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

miyauchi38
2.6
Gearyís Ixnay
エール キャラメルかナッツのようなしっかりした、風味
Monday, August 17, 2015

bigben873
3.3
Gearys Pale Ale
More of an Amber ale in my opinion but does have a little bit of a bitter pale ale finish, resembles an American pale more than a British.
Friday, July 24, 2015

PhatB420
3.3
Gearys Summer Ale
12oz into a nice tree house glass. Pours an Amber with a slight purple haze and ample copper shades. Thin and covering white head, thin layer of bubbles lingers. Lacing is solid. Not a typical summer ale, this has a solid Amber stature rather than a weak and pissy yellow fizz. Aroma of bready malts, caramel malts, Amber grains. Taste of more bready, chewy malts, soft hop entrance in the end. One of the most different summer ales Iíve had. Drinks like a solid Amber. Full bodied, fun, and pronounced. Must go good with lobster.
Sunday, July 12, 2015

John25
2.6
Gearys Hampshire Special (HSA) Ale
Draft. Copper/Amber. Bland with toasted malts and grains. Caramel. Light and watery. Bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, June 25, 2015

GIJOE
3.2
Gearys Hudson Red Ale
Pours a slightly reddish brown. Thin tan head. Nose is caramel malt. Taste is nicely balanced. Decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Minderbinder
3
Gearys Pale Ale
Bottle 355ml. Pours amber with medium beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of malt, caramel, citrus. Taste is of malt, caramel, bitterness, citrus. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: OK, but forgettable. No major flaw.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

thegreenrooster
3
Gearys Hampshire Special (HSA) Ale
Pour is a clear brown with a small white head. Like strykzone said below not much of an aroma comes off the beer. A Smallish dark bready malt is about it. Flavor is much better. A nice dark fruit with some toffee lingering. Finish has a lot of those dry bready almost pumpernickel flavors. Pretty good beer once you give it a chance
Friday, May 8, 2015

Strykzone
3.7
Gearys Hampshire Special (HSA) Ale
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. Clear amber with a beige head. Just a little lacing. Not a lot of aroma but it is malty and has just a little fruit. The flavor begins with a big bitter bang with the malt underneath that. It quickly gets gentler and fruit emerges. Mid glass chocolate began to take over and almost did that completely by the finish. At some point alcohol was noticed as harshness. This was a fun beer to try. Despite not expecting to, I liked it.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Strykzone
3.4
Gearys London Porter
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke. Very dark with just a little amber. An ashy and smoky aroma that also has a little brown sugar. Flavor is also ash with tobacco. The cinnamon and toffee are noted as is some chocolate that is syrupy. Some earth and just a hint of fruity bitterness. This is an authentic English porter.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Headbanger
3.3
Gearyís Ixnay
12oz bottle 3/18/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-33į in Shaker-Pours a clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of the same with a weird aftertaste. This light to medium bodied brew is the best gluten free beer I have had.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Headbanger
3.2
Gearys Summer Ale
12oz bottle 3/13/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-40į in English Pint-Pours a medium golden with a decent sized white head. Aroma of hops and grass. Taste of the same with a little banana. This light bodied brew would fit in perfect on a hot summer day.
Friday, March 13, 2015

gripweed57
3.8
Gearys Pale Ale
12 ounce bottle. Bright amber orange with a small bubbly beige head. Faint toasted malt nose. Dry firm toasted malt flavor upfront. Slightly citrus fruit hops in middle with spicy bitterness. Finishes dry and crisp with some astringency. Very British in character.
Saturday, February 28, 2015

ScipioA
3.3
Gearys London Porter
Pours out deep maroon like a cola, but with a brown head that lasts quite a while. Tastes like it smells: light roasts and a little caramel sweetness. Body is a little on the thin side. Pleasant but unexceptional.
Friday, February 6, 2015

Frank
1.9
Gearys IPA
I donít know who Geary is but I think he made a mistake in making this IPA. It is pretty much hot garbage. It is sort of red brown and slightly cloudy w/ a head of fine bubbles. Just looking at it, you get the feeling something is awry but when you smell it you know for sure. The aroma is sharp and woody and you can feel a barleywine-ish sweetness coming on based on the smell. Oddly though, it is not actually sweet but bland w/ only some wierd oxidized caramel-ish malt around the edges and some soapy resinous bitterness. This is oddly thick in texture and kind of flat across the palate. Take everything you like about IPA and replace it w/ a piece of crap and you wind up w/ this beer. Fuck it. I have no time to be nice.
Monday, January 26, 2015

rjplumer
3.7
Gearys London Porter
Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Black body with a this tan head. Roasted coffee and a hint of chocolate. Mild bitterness. Smooth on the finish.
Sunday, January 25, 2015