Starting new tab, Geary’s Hampshire Special Ale, which is an American Strong Ale, is going to be feature in this beer blog. I have wrote about their Pale Ale in one of my earlier blog. If you read that blog, you are pretty much up to speed on this brewery. If you have not, please go back and read that first part of that blog post. Let us get into the beer.
This American Strong Ale has a clear blood red color without a head. It has a amber like color to it. The smell is sweet carmel malty to it. The taste is sweet carbonation malty carmel with a dry sweet malty that last a while in the beer drinker. It is extremely drinkable and dangerous for the beer drinker.
Here is a descripation from their website (www.gearybrewing.com):
Once Maine’s legendary seasonal specialty, Hampshire is now available year round. Hampshire has a huge toasted malt flavor balanced by assertive hoppiness. The finish is long and lingering with the malt and hop notes blending with alcohol warmth. Original gravity – 1070; alcohol by volume – 7%; two row English malts (pale, crystal and chocolate); Cascade, Mt. Hood and East Kent Golding hops.
Availability: Year round
Original gravity: 1070
Ingredients: Two row English Malt (pale, crystal and chocolate); Cascade, Mt Hood and East Kent Golding hops.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I am glad to see this brewery in the Chicago market again. I will be drinking and blogging on this brewery a little bit more. This beer is full of flavor and comes with a huge value for the price you will be paying at the beer store. I love the heavy malty and sweetness. Plus, it does not taste like 7% ABV beer that is pretty dangerlous to the beer drinker. This is an awesome beer and very well made. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser