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Geary’s “Autumn Ale”

October 13, 2010 6:41 pm

I drank this in Maine earlier this fall and was into it – it’s a nice beer that isn’t overly spiced like some of the pumpkin beers.  It’s pretty similar in body to the Smuttynose “Old Brown Dog” that’s on tap with it (both medium-bodied) but should be a nice alternative.  Similar to “OBD”, Geary’s is labeled as an “English Brown Ale” on BA (with a “B+” rating).  The only apparent difference is its ABV, which is slightly lighter at 5.8% ABV, vs. Smutty’s 6.7%.

Geary’s writes;

“Geary’s Autumn Ale is a faithful interpretation of the classic brown ales of Great Britain. With a deep auburn color and a subtle nut-like flavor, Geary’s Autumn Ale is the perfect choice as the seasons change.

Availability: August – November

Original gravity: 1058

Ingredients: Two row English malt (clarity, crystal, chocolate and wheat); Cascade, Golding & Fuggle hops.”

Smuttynose “Old Brown Dog” #4

October 7, 2010 7:30 pm

What can be said that hasn’t already been said?  As Old Brown Dog keg #4, I think it’s safe to say this is an annual tradition every fall… and every fall I’m surprised by how GOOD it is.