O'Malley's Festival Ale Irish Style Brown - Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
1.13/5 rDev -55%
Appearance: Pours out a cloudy, murky, downright muddy-looking brown body with a fizzy, off-white head. Very unappealing.
Smell: Humble malts totally bulldozed by sharp, jarring scents of acetic-smelling vinegar, filth, and decay. Say, just what sort of festival has O'Malley dragged me to? It seems all sorts of hair-curling problems and contaminations are battling for control of this poor, poor beer (and poor me for having to go along on this ride).
Taste: Darker brown malts with some roasted aspects to it, but, yeah, as with the nose, it's a traumatic melange of vinegar-soaked rotting fruit skins, unwashed feet, and the most unusual, most horrifying phenols sent straight from depths of Hell. Noted as their "most complex offering" -- I suppose that's one way to put it.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Highly carbonated.
Drinkability: Heaven Almighty, that was totally unacceptable. Some months ago I crossed paths with another Weston product, Leapin' Leprechaun. That was one of the worst, more poorly produced brews I've encountered in a long, long time. Unfortunately, it wasn't the only disaster to leave the brewery. Sounds like the entire joint could do with a good, long Iodophor soak.
08-23-2009 04:33:08 | More by ChainGangGuy
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3.18/5 rDev +26.7%
Picked up this as a mixed sixer, otherwise I wouldn't take the chance with these guys...
Pours an effervescent brown/cola color with 3 fingers of fluffy sand colored head. Above average head retention & lacing. Finishes toasty, somewhat dry & with more astringency
S: Musty grain smell & some toasty malt
T: Toasty malt, a touch of grainyness & nuttyness up front. Nuttyness & astringency mix as this warms, toastyness & nuttyness finally breaks through.
MF: Light/medium Body with fairly assertive carbonation
Drinks okay, the astringency holds this one back. Not bad, but not good either
10-08-2010 01:05:57 | More by russpowell
2.63/5 rDev +4.8%
A: Pours a clear copper-brown with a finger of off-white head that recedes into a thin ring with little lacing.
S: Caramel malts and nutty aromas dominate. There is a dry, graham-like aroma as well that reminds me a little of oxidation.
T: Kind of bland. Some caramel malts, some nutty flavors, and a light bitterness.
M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is a bit watery.
O: A pretty meh beer. Not bad, but nothing particularly good about it either.
12-31-2011 03:54:14 | More by n2185
1.35/5 rDev -46.2%
Something about this beer is way off.
Pours a muddy brown color with an eruption of tan head.
Smells awful. Overpowering scent of vinegar.
Sour and undrinkable. Can't even tell what they were going for. Vinegar sourness burns the tongue.
Poured this one out after two drinks, but it was enough to know you should avoid this one.
11-19-2009 02:25:23 | More by PaleAlien2
1.45/5 rDev -42.2%
Appearance: A brown colored body with a few fingers off white head and some decent lace that doesn’t stick around for long. There is also a lot of fizz to the body.
Smell: It has a roasted malt aroma and is sort of sour.
Taste: There is some toasted malt character but mai ly a very sour fruitiness.
Mouthfeel: On the higher end of thin.
Overall: Not a big fan really so far of anything I have tried from this brewery it all has a bit of an off taste, especially in the aftertaste. I plan on trying as many as I can they seem to be moving into the beer market here in Missouri by full force.
12-24-2011 17:46:14 | More by MTNboy
2.6/5 rDev +3.6%
Poured into a New Belgium globe.
The beer is dark brown with a bubbly head that recedes to a wisp with large bubbles around the edges. Little lacing remains.
The beer smells faintly sweet, nutty, with traces of vanilla.
The beer tastes malty up front with subdued chocolate notes and some vanilla. A bit bready and nutty eventually.
Mouthfeel is watery and thin.
Overall, if I spent more time with this, I might grow into it, but as a single beer it was uninspiring.
12-25-2012 00:08:49 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.78/5 rDev +50.6%
From O'Malley's Pack-O-Craic six pack. Drinkers get to vote on which of the three beers in the pack becomes O'Malley's next permanent release.
12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass. A 1/2 inch head that recedes to thin ring. Of the three from the Craic, this one had the best head. Color is a clear, but dark reddish brown. A decent amount of carbonation activity can be seen.
Smell has an earthy and wooden aroma. Taste is also quite woody, but has a pleasant herbal hops bitterness. A bit minty even. Mouthfeel has a solid medium body that lets you know you are drinking something more than water.
This is the one that is getting my vote.
01-21-2008 04:22:07 | More by bort11
1/5 rDev -60.2%
Undoubtedly the worst beer I have had in a long time. Is this stuff for real? I almost thought that perhaps I got a bad batch. While I've never tried it, this stuff must be close to sucking on a dirty week old sock... if you're into that sort of thing, good luck.
The best part of this beer was the label on the bottle. Appearance was comparable to carbonated mud puddle. Smell was acidic and near putrid. Totally undrinkable.
01-26-2011 01:31:55 | More by BigRook
1.83/5 rDev -27.1%
The aftertaste that this product left in my mouth along with the smell was almost enough to pour it out.... but that is a waste of money. Pinch nose and swallow fast if you make the mistake of selecting this beer in a "pick 6" type of lineup. Drinker beware....
10-22-2010 00:36:54 | More by DeathInAGlass
2.78/5 rDev +10.8%
Pours clear, dark, chestnut brown with a half-inch, creamy, beige head that slowly turns rocky, leaving rings of lace on a Rohrbach’s pint glass.
Malty caramel with some stale, wet cardboard that holds this one back, but not enough to be offensive. Some brown sugar is also present.
Bitter up front and a bit harsh for the style and lingering into the finish. There is some crisp apple and nuts, but otherwise fairly one dimensional.
Medium body with some astringency, light carbonation and dry.
Decent, but probably much better on draft with greasy bar food.
A gift for which I am thankful to have tried, but Weston has room to improve this offering.
02-18-2012 12:40:29 | More by SLeffler27
2.66/5 rDev +6%
I poured a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance- Clear dark brown with a half a fingers worth of head. no lacing.
Smell- Faint smell of caramel malts and nuts.
Taste- Toasted malt flavor with some nuttiness and some sourness.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with a below average amount of carbonation.
Overall- Not a very good beer and not one I would try again.
11-15-2013 21:38:29 | More by scratch69
O'Malley's Festival Ale Irish Style Brown from Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub
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