Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being beery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Beery condition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being beery or partially intoxicated; slight intoxication from beer.

Etymologies

beery +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I really like the taste of this bread - slightly sweet and a little buttery with only a very faint hint of "beeriness" - although I used a light beer, not an amber ale.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Flavor: the coffee is the most obvious, but it retains some beeriness - maybe some lightly roasted vienna malts - perhaps some biscuitiness/breadiness is that a word?

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Future prospects were the only ones they cared for: the present had no need of anything but a faint beeriness, conducive to day-dreaming.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

  • Christianity and senile soul-sickness; again it was Bergson, with a perfumed quasi-philosophy for the boudoirs of the faubourgs; yet again came Rudolf Eucken and Pastor Wagner, with their middle-class beeriness and banality.

    A Book of Prefaces

  • I recall his telling me once that after two younger brothers-in-letters had called upon him in the odor of an habitual beeriness and smokiness, he opened the window; and the very last time I saw him he remembered at eighty-five the offence he had found on his first visit to New York, when a metropolitan poet had asked him to lunch in a basement restaurant.

    Literary Friends and Acquaintance; a Personal Retrospect of American Authorship

  • There's also a bit more beeriness going on, but that's not really a good thing, as it smells and tastes of the sort of mass brewed lager that I generally make a point of avoiding.

    Taste T.O. - Food & Drink In Toronto

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