Festivale - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
How odd is it that in the span of a week I can find three Beau's seasonals at the LCBO for Summer, Fall and Winter.
Appearance: A solid finger and a half of frothy head that retained exceptionally well and did leave respectable lacing. The body is a crimson read boasting solid and steady carbonation. A little more lacing would have earned the perfect score.
Smell: Dry peppery, almost dusty yeast dominated the nose backed by a respectable toffee presence in the background the is complimented by the smell of walnuts still in the shell, which I think is contributing slightly to the dusty note. Warming doesn't do a lot here.
Taste: A very balanced start as caramel malt and peppery yeast balance each other out that leads to a bit more of a mixed nut taste. It then rounds itself off with some earthy hops, but the note seems to carry the nut, pepper and caramel taste with it.
Mouthfeel: The finish is a bit too dry for my liking and a dusty pepper aftertaste isn't something I quite enjoy. The actual drinking and transitioning of the beer is well done and the carbonation help out the entire beer, it's just the aftertaste leaves something to be desired.
Drinkability: It's pretty good, like I said dry aftertaste doesn't do me many favours in this department. However it is on the lighter end of medium bodied and certainly has character which makes this an excellent dinner or even couple beer drinker.
Final Thoughts: Well, being my second Altbier, I think this one fared better then the first. The yeast was toned down and offered other nuances that were interesting. It strikes me as a beer that would go well with stuffed peppers and rice of all things. Give it a shot.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2012 03:25:20 | More by TheHammer
3.05/5 rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A: Head poured about 1/2" think and then thinned out to about 1/8". Colour is a clear orange/copper with hues of red present.
S: Hint of bread and caramel. Picked up on the crystal/caramel malts on the nose. Hints of citrus/pin on the nose
T: Low caramel and toffee flavour. hop flavour is hard to identify. Flavour is lacking on this beer. I was almost 1/2 done my pint as I kept taking sips to get deeper in the tasting notes but alas, this beer is not all the deep in flavours
M: Well carbonated, slick on the tongue and the bitterness lingers
O: Smell and mouthfeel are great but the taste of the beer is lacking.
Serving type: on-tap
09-28-2012 13:29:01 | More by Kremlock
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottle into tumbler.
Bottle date is illegible but this is the current Summer release so freshness isn't in question.
A- Crystal clear caramel colored pour with a slightly thin finger and a half off white head. Lacing is good.
S- Caramel and toffee, slight stone fruits with a slight metallic aroma. Floral hops are noticeable but not overpowering.
T- Bitter floral hops overcome your taste buds than quickly subside to a sweet caramel backing and a biscuit finish.
M- Light bodied, great carbonation.
O- I really enjoy Beau's beers, not just for their beers themselves but their eagerness to brew beers that are less than favorable to the masses. They seem to brew what they want/like and not worry so much about what the other guy is doing. Without these types of thinkers alternative styles would probably have disappeared long ago.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2012 19:14:30 | More by korguy123
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottle to LB pint glass. Bottle date appeared to be 6/17/12, which seemed unlikely given that I was drinking this on 6/20/12. At any rate, this seasonal was recently released so likely fairly fresh.
A - Light to medium brown. Two fingers of cream coloured head.
S - Bready malts up front along with a crisp hop bitterness with floral and some herbal notes. The hop profile is reminiscent of saaz hops. Some sweetness from the malts in the background.
T - Fairly sweet malt profile up front with grainy/bready notes, toffee and caramel. A nice crisp hop profile with some floral and herbal notes. Somewhat dry, bitter finish.
M - Light to medium bodt with light to moderate carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2012 00:13:21 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Festivale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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