Festeroo Winter Ale - Hop Valley Brewing Company

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Festeroo Winter AleFesteroo Winter Ale

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85
very good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hop Valley Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
60 IBU

(Beer added by: Hoptometrist on 12-01-2012)
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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Chris-MOC9:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger of head on a dark straw body.
The aroma is caramel and spices. Wonderful.
The taste is nicely malty, lemon bitterness and spicy.
The texture is soft and fizzy.
Quite enjoyable.

Photo of bonez05404
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Spikester
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with a two finger lasting off white head and decent amount of lacing.
Smell is malty molasses dank hops and brown sugar. Taste is dank hops plenty of sugars and malts.
Mouthfeel is full and medium dry finish.
Overall one of the better winter warmers from the Northwest.

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark orange amber with a thin off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel and lightly bready malt, brown sugar, light piney and grassy hops, a hint of spiciness. Flavor is dry caramel malt, piney and grassy hops with a bit of dankness, citrus in the background. Finishes with a piney, resinous hop finish. Medium bodied. A nice rich malt ale made spicy through its hops. No winter spices detectable, but still a suitable entry into the winter warmer style, there is lots of pine flavor here for the season.

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Reidrover
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle from "Roths Sunnyslope Market" in S. Salem $3.99 Darker amber/red ale with a good sized,long lasting light tan head. Aromas of toffee/caramel malts and spruce/piney hops,also getting faint licorice nice really. Taste is way malty at first deep toffee and treacle notes, touch of licorice then satisfying deep hoppiness..finishes semi dry..and long long pleasing finish. Lovely thick yet moving fast mouth feel. A really nice satisfying winter ale..loved it

Photo of blurredline
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of BeerNW
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of bernat1971
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of therackman
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass at Hot Mama's Wings

A- Poured a dark brown with ruby hues shining through, frothy off-white head with some big bubbles that left some chunky lace

S- Rich caramel, toffee, and bready notes. Very malt forward aroma. Some metallic notes on the aroma

T- Rich caramel, toffee, and bready notes. Very malt forward. Some cherry and apple skin notes. Some citrusy and earthy hops on the finish.

M- Very smooth, medium to fuller bodied, some prickly carbonation, dry

O- A very nice malt forward winter ale with rich flavors.

Photo of gefinley
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tigre
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

I've gone back to this several times. Malty, somewhat rich, a traditional "winter" but with bitterness.

Photo of unclemole
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of enznevr
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of ricke49
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Festeroo Winter Ale from Hop Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.