Festivale - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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3.71/5 rDev +1.1%
Appearance - Pours a copper brown with two fingers of frothy tan head.
Smell - caramel/biscuity malts, light noble hops, some fruity esters, light pepperiness.
Taste - Very similar to the aromas but the flavours are more pronounced. You get a moderate bitterness from the noble hops. Fruity esters and touch of pepper chime in as well. Finishes with the caramel/biscuity malts.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. A pleasant stickiness to the body.
Overall - An altbier that hits all the marks of the style. Although the aroma lacked compared to the taste, this brew is still an enjoyable one.
07-17-2014 03:14:35 | More by leaddog
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
Purchased at the LCBO 600ml bottle for $4.85. Served at 5deg C in q draught glass
A- Very good. Opens well and pours dark almost red color. Lots of head that stays forever
S- Pretty good. Light malt.
T- Pretty good. Caramel, roasted malt and heavy on the tongue
M- Ok at best. Nothing special
O- Pretty good. Good for the price. Raise it a buck and I won't buy again. Not complex at all. Very simple recipe producing simple results.
This ok beer went well with... BBQ'd hamburgers
06-04-2014 21:37:43 | More by DaveBar
3.21/5 rDev -12.5%
600 ml bottle served fairly cold into galssware. purchased from LCBO for $4.35 CDN.
Appearance - Clear copper color, a few effervescent bubbles. Dense off-white head. Some lacing sticks to the interior of the glass.
Smell - Bready, metallic blend with earthy notes too. Some mild floral aromas, but I can sense that this beer will be bitter by the nose even.
Taste - Very bitterness, but and earthy-dirt like bitterness as opposed to a citrusy or even spruce-like bitterness. Slightly metallic flavors too.
Mouthfeel - Thin feeling, dry finish and a long lasting aftertaste. Thinness evolves into smoothness after a few sips. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Too much bitterness for my liking without any counterbalance. Decent enough, but I liked others of the style a little better.
05-25-2014 00:31:05 | More by DenisKolkin
4.06/5 rDev +10.6%
600 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; packaged May 13 2014 and served well-chilled. I've never tried an alt that I didn't like, and I loved the Sticke Alt so this German-style brew from the prolific Beau's portfolio seemed like a pretty safe bet.
Pours a clear, dark amber colour, topped with nearly two fingers of frothy, sparkling white head. Great retention, and lots of lacing; as attractive an amber ale as I've ever seen. The aroma is relatively subdued, but nonetheless quite clean and enjoyable - bready malts, caramel, toasted nuts and grass stick out, resulting in an enjoyable traditional bouquet.
A very tasty little ale - biscuity malts and caramel start things off, with a slightly nutty vibe to complement. The second half of the profile showcases the hops beautifully - quite grassy and earthy, with a lingering bitterness that begs for another sip. On the lighter side of medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation appropriate for the style. I could drink this all night.
Final Grade: 4.06, an impressive A-. Beau's Festivale is a fine session amber, offering an interesting harmony between the sweet, biscuity sweet malts and its grassy noble hop bill. This is probably one of my favourite offerings from this brewery - this is the second bottle I've purchased, and I could certainly see myself picking up a few more before it's out of season. Highly recommended to any fan of balanced, quaffable amber ales.
05-22-2014 03:12:53 | More by thehyperduck
Festivale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.