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Festivale - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: mrmanning on 10-29-2009

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
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2/5  rDev -45.4%

Photo of Caudalie
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of montrealbcr89
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Yeoman9459
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - dark amber, bubbly head that ends up being a layer ontop of the beer.

Smell - bready, caramel, little bit of fruit that smells almost sugary.

Taste - follows the smell,

Mouthfeel - fair amount of carbonation, bit of bitterness.

Overall - nice beer from a great brewery, good summer drinking. Didn't think I would care for the style but I could see myself buying another.

Photo of heebes
3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear dark amber with three fingers of light cream foamy head. Leaves some decent lacing down the mug.
Nose is caramel malt foremost, wheat, grain - like a lager basically.
Taste is pretty smooth; amber notes, caramel malt backbone, bread. Not much else to speak of. On the nicely done up placard that compliments the attractive bottle it mentions a "fairly assertive hoppiness", but unfortunately I get none in any fields...
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, a bit thin, a tad dry.
Overall, it's a cousin to their Lug Tread ale and fairly unimpressive. The presentation is all there, nice looking, perhaps why the price is a bit high too, but Beau's has yet to win me over into multiple bottle purchases and that continues with this summer seasonal. One and done.

Photo of Kremlock
3.12/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Photo of R_Kole
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of tbeckett
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had both this and the Festivale Plus and I remember both being quite good. Glad to see their seasonals getting into the LCBO.

A - The Festivale pours a medium to dark copper colour with a nice three finger khaki head that fades to a half finger with a slight amount of lacing. . Bright with mild carbonation.

S - Rich dark malts. Kinda mild. Strong earthy notes. Caramel and fruits.

T - Earthy, caramel, grassy. The balance seems off with hops and malt competing instead of mixing. A little odd.

M - The carbonation is where it should be with a medium body and a slightly bitter finish but also sweet at the same time.

O/D - I'm a little torn. It's got alot of flavour, I'm just not sure I like it alot. It's good but not a jaw dropper. A little too earthy. It's really smooth but not exactly refreshing.

Photo of slackt
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of peensteen
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light brown colour with a little white head. This smells similar to most things I've tried from Beau's, a slight malty sweetness with a big earthy aroma. Very well balanced slightly bitter with a nice roasted malt finish. Medium body, very nice weight. I would drink this again, I think that this should be there flagship and not Lug Tread.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep clear brown color altbier with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of light caramelized malt with dry cereal notes. Taste is quite refreshing with nice notes of caramelized malt and dry cereal with very subtle lingering sweetness. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed for style and pleasantly drinkable.

Photo of mtomlins
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ritzkiss
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A working pint at The Only. Pours a nice amber, roasty brown color though there's nary a head on this pint, a faint collar and that's that.

Nose is fruity, cherries and dark fruits. Caramel and biscuity malt, a hint of honey. Flavor reveals more of the alt characteristics, a slight metallic nature, earthy dryness, quite a hop bite on this one as per style. Still some fruit, a light sweetness in the body. A little thin on the body, a little low on the carb. Some flaws but I'm still enjoying it enough. Perhaps it's not in top condition, I'll have to revisit again.

Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft

Appearance – Clear copper colour with an above average size frothy and fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes or so before it was gone.

Smell – Malts, caramel, hops, breads/grains, barnyard funk

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste lots of malts and caramel. There is also a fair amount of hop bitterness. Unfortunately the beer has the standard Beau's farm/barn/straw taste to it which I don't particularly care for. It finishes with a malty aftertaste with some lingering bitterness.

Overall – A solid beer from a local brewer. It's very similar to the beaver river ipeh, but perhaps a little more earthiness. Anyways, it's worth a try - especially if you are a fan of their other beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of MattPS
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Cycle69
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of cyrenaica
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml draught
5.0% ABV
I tried this beer on June 24, 2011 at "The Beerbistro" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent red colour with a thin white cap. The aroma was mild caramel malt, some grains, floral hops, and spices. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was sweet malt, toffee, fruity, and spice, and had a nice bitter bite to it.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Festivale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.