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Festivale - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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83
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Altbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Festivale is an amber ale, with balanced high-intensity maltiness and hop presence. Caramunich malts give Festivale its colour and a rich caramel sweetness. Festivale bucks the trend of pale summer beers, offering up amber hues and tastiness for a unique result that is both quaffable and refreshing.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: mrmanning on 10-29-2009)
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mjacquard

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-22-2014 20:03:10 | More by mjacquard
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nhaimes

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-19-2014 13:51:34 | More by nhaimes
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 03:14:35 | More by leaddog
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real_human_bean

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

07-16-2014 19:34:43 | More by real_human_bean
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-29-2014 12:42:07 | More by avisong
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Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-21-2014 16:14:09 | More by Jotora
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JohnKenn

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-21-2014 01:51:49 | More by JohnKenn
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Food Pairing

This ok beer went well with... BBQ'd hamburgers

Enjoy

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 21:37:43 | More by DaveBar
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-03-2014 15:33:51 | More by mtomlins
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-01-2014 11:05:40 | More by Mack
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Cycle69

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-31-2014 01:52:14 | More by Cycle69
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 00:31:05 | More by DenisKolkin
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 03:12:53 | More by thehyperduck
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Festivale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.