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Festivus - Full Pint Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 11-16-2010)
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

nlincoln, Dec 08, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Loaf31, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

fryer98, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

tmars13, Nov 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

heddar33, Sep 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

onestoploser, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

leprechaunandfatman, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

hollywood_15063, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured out as a slightly hazy brown color with a fluffy white head on top. The smell of the beer gives off a really big amount of spice with some subtle sweet malts in the background. The taste of the beer is really impressive to me, it's loaded with wintery or autumnal spices that give the beer a nice warming flavor with the malts in there to balance it all out. The mouthfeel of the is smooth, it's drinkable and nicely carbonated. Overall I really enjoyed this beer actually. I would drink this one again.

Knapp85, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear copper perhaps a shade lighter than mahogany; an impressive head caps the liquid and leaves a nice pattern of lacing

Smell: Vanilla and caramel, with a hint of chocolate and pineapple as well as some spice undertones from the cinnamon and mace

Taste: The caramel and vanilla flavors co-mingle with the chocolate and Munich malt flavor, up front, with the honey, mace and cinnamon developing in the middle; earthy/pineapple hops arrive, after the swallow, to offset the sweetness; the spices linger in the finish, bringing a rather peppery quality

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; somewhat creamy

Overall: Been a while since I have had a winter warmer (how did that happen all winter long) but this is an interesting one brewed with some rather unusual ingredients

Thanks, kbuzz, for the opportunity

brentk56, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Thirsty's in York, enjoyed chilled in a willybecker.

The color is deep brown with mild haze and thick light beige cap with tight bead pattern, the lace sticks in a stringy way. The smell is good with a nice toasted grain element and light spice with earthy nose and slight sweet tinges in the aroma with a gentle roasted biscuity accent. The feel is excellent -the balance is spot on practically with the spice, malt and hops working toghether with the yeast. There is a subtle toastiness and spice but the bitterness is moderate and carbonation adds levity to the overall feel with a semi-dry quality in the finish.

The taste is interesting with mild bready nutty notes with some cinnamon evident and the mace giving an earthy quality to accent the dark malt presence. The vanilla does more of a job giving the impression of sweetness and helps to balance the bitter elements. There is a mild hop quality which brings out the warmth of the spice in the back of the throat. The flavor has a mild caramel element with slight alcohol coming in as it finiished with light smokiness and subtle yeast flavor. The taste of pine returning in the last sip is pleasant.

Overall I felt this was a very decent brew for those who enjoy spice beers it lives up to the name. I like the balance and recomend this to those who like winter warmers- a very flavorful brew.

Slatetank, Jan 06, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Huge aroma. Vaguely reminiscent of a Stone strong ale. Dark malts, crisp hops overall. Mild spices, maybe some cinnamon. Lots of malt aromas, some darker, some lighter. Chocolate, very bready.

Appearance: Dark brown, but clear when held up to a bright light. Pours a medium off-white head. Lots of lacing!

Taste: Dark malts, worty. Caramel, honey, cinnamon. Odd, but it's got the pleasant portion of that fresh paint aroma. Probably just in the way the malts and hops combine.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Oily overall, mild carbonation.

Overall: Nice change-up from the typical winter warmer. Heavier on the dark malts, lighter on the spice and extra crisp hops.

soulfly1492, May 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

WVbeergeek, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

daverdave, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

foureyedgeek, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

jaidenjb, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

pcsnyder, Feb 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full Pint Festivus pours nice with a nice head and smells great. Originally from a bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - A nice brown/amber which you are able to see through.

S - Brown ale smell with cinnamon and vanilla notes.

T - Smooth brown ale again with slight notes of cinnamon and vanilla but nothing over powering.

M - Mouth is nice and finishes smooth.

O - A very drinkable brown ale for the Festivus season.

Starkk00, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Dray, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

kelly7874, Dec 20, 2011
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Festivus from Full Pint Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.