Festivus - Full Pint Brewing Company

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 11-16-2010)
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Reviews by microbrewlover:
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3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This brew pours an opaque brown color with a low white head and light lacing. Medium to heavy carbonation.

The smell is thick roasted and sweet malts. Nutty with a little bit of chocolate and/or espresso.

The taste follows the nose with the thick malts dominating, then nuts and espresso, maybe some light chocolate. Light peppery hops on the the back end and just the tiniest bit of alcohol seeping through. The taste gets better as the beer warm up.

The mouthfeel is thick and filling. It is just a little tangy due to the medium to high carbonation.

Overall this is not bad for a winter warmer/brown ale. It is about average, maybe just above. I would say try it and see what you think.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Cough1
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of DWolf
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Brenden
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Festivus is dark brown with some red-brown highlights. The wispy head forms a loose cap that fades pretty quickly, though some light brown foam is always left at the edges. The foam manages some surprisingly decent patching, considering, as well as leaving a thin ring where the beer settles in the glass.
The nose provides good spicing, some allspice with a almost bit of a ginger/nutmeg sort of combo, and a mild sweetness over a sturdy malts foundation. Vanilla is subtle, but it's there.
This beer gets the spicing levels right; they're as strong as they could be without being overpowering. That said, my only complaint is that they're sort of generic on the tongue. The sweetness is very brief, and a sort of dark breads flavor anchors it. A mild slightly leafy but more earthy bitterness speaks to the addition of hops.
The feel is good. Crispness and smoothness are even with each other and each forward on the palate. It's consistent, and neither effect fades or flattens. It gets pretty creamy in the middle, actually, then some leafy dryness kicks into the finish.

Photo of RogerSterling
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of McMatt7
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of glass_house
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Tibi81
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Saxboy10
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of FrankyLikesIt
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of dtx00
3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of kbuzz
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this growler directly from the brewery. Thanks to Jake for letting me in and get in his way a bit.

A: Pours a reddish-brown, dark amber. About a one finger head that reduced to a half finger fairly quickly but stuck around. A fair amount of bubbles in the beer, not too many. Some lacing.

S: Very nutty/biscuity smell...burnt croissant. Some vanilla. Little hop aroma if any.

T: Taste follows the nose. Very biscuity flavor. Some toffee notes along with some strong vanilla in the finish that coats the back of the throat...maybe even a little cinnamon back there. Some very minor piney hop notes on the sides of the mouth as well.

M: Silky, velvety mouthfeel. Medium-thin to medium bodied beer. Carbonation isn't very high, but it works well with this beer. Very easy drinking

O: A very tasty, easy drinking beer. Nuttier than most brown ales, in a good way. I like the hints of vanilla and cinnamon, appropriate for the season.

Photo of AndreRus
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Dodo2step
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Thanks t Ray in Pittsburgh for this one.

A- a raisin brown type of color that is opaque. A somewhat criscross lacing with a 2 finger head.

S- vanilla, and dark candied fruits and thats it. Simple.

T- a nutty and fig type of flavor with hints of cinnamon and vanilla.

M- creamy carbonation which is odd but a nice complexity. The finish is smooth but the lingering effects are strong in the nut family.

O- A decent beer and one this is unique to Seinfeld. The nutty and cinnamon flavors dont complement each other overl well but this works.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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Festivus from Full Pint Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.