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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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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-06-2013 03:30:24 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-30-2013 19:04:27 | More by RedAleMan
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-23-2013 02:00:41 | More by KeKeKumba
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-12-2013 03:42:28 | More by DaPan
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Yoozeo

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-03-2013 19:45:47 | More by Yoozeo
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Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-28-2012 04:53:13 | More by Stocean1
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -45.2%

11-06-2012 15:53:36 | More by cfalovo97
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Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
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
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

09-21-2012 22:28:38 | More by Molson2000
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

09-16-2012 22:24:20 | More by NightINgale
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-08-2012 14:20:05 | More by Long813
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
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
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
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
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-14-2012 05:24:01 | More by WeissBoy
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ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-12-2012 14:34:30 | More by ssmack
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MattPS

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-10-2012 03:05:46 | More by MattPS
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

600ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured a clear amber with creamy head. Head reduces to a bubbly cap. Light lacing.

S - Malts, Caramel, fruity sourness, mild hops.

T - Sweet, toasted grains, light sourness, bitter hops taste much stronger than the aroma let on.

M - Tangy, bubbly, crisp finish with a bite in the aftertaste.

O - I love this beer on tap but it's pretty good in bottle form too.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 01:24:19 | More by decimator
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the LCBO, as their spring seasonal offering.

Poured into a dimpled beer mug. Deep amber brown, with an almost ruby hue when held to the light. Half inch of foam. Decent looking brew.

Caramel, bread, a little bit of yeast, fruit.

Decent brew - bready, assertive hop bitterness to the finish, caramel. Some fruit as well, perhaps grape or plum. Thinner bodied, carbonation has some zip to it.

I like this style of beer, and I enjoyed this. Probably won't be a repeat purchase, but still worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 03:22:48 | More by JohnnyBarman
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Yeoman9459

Ontario (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -17%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 03:40:35 | More by Yeoman9459
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes:

Appearance: strong amber; big suds that quickly dissipate; clear and clean

Aroma: light malt and light hops; on the caramel side

Taste & Mouthfeel: more hops than expected, but very clean, not bitter, and flavour lasts; first hit on the tongue is very refreshing, bringing to mind stone fruit; well balanced at the start, then turns to pleasant hops fairly quick

Overall: a great summer beer and incredibly clean taste

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 01:40:06 | More by BGDrock
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-30-2011 16:08:44 | More by kelvarnsen
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-24-2011 02:10:03 | More by oldp0rt
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heebes

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 20:52:29 | More by heebes
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice amber/copper colour to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and has some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of bready and caramely malts, grassy hops and a slight fruitiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice grassy/earthy hop flavour adding a nice bitterness with a sweet bready/caramely malt character to it.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavours and aromas but not quite what I expected.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 20:25:46 | More by SebD
Festivale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.