Sunday, December 24, 2006

Geary's Winter Ale

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Geary's Winter Ale
D. L. Geary Brewing Company/Geary's Brewing Co.
Portland, ME

This wasn't on my original roster of winter seasonals and it probably shouldn't have been. But it is and thus the 12 days of Christmas beers will extend almost until New Year's. An apricoty, dry, hopped ale with a clear cut malt base that makes it a well-balanced brew but not especially great. Nothing you'd pour down the drain but it has nothing to offer the winter seasonal that it couldn't offer summer or spring. It does match the snow-less Christmas of artifice though and that's saying something I think.


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