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Festivus - Full Pint Brewing Company

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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 11-16-2010)
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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

misternebbie, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Tarale9
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Tarale9, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of pat_usher
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

pat_usher, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of apasternak
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

apasternak, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of microbrewlover
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

microbrewlover, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Mojoman8561
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Mojoman8561, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of greg4579
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

greg4579, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of dannyfayy
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

dannyfayy, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Saxboy10
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Saxboy10, Feb 28, 2014
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
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

sammyt728, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of pcsnyder
4/5  rDev +9.9%

pcsnyder, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of hosehead83
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy, copper/brown in color, with a moderate head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, faint spices
Taste-Toasted malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, honey. Nicely spiced and balanced. A tasty winter warmer.

hosehead83, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 5/2014. Pours lightly cloudy ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown bread, light toffee, light chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, light vanilla, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown bread, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, allspice, light chocolate, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown bread, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, allspice, light chocolate, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and spice flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice spiced brown ale. All around good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of MonicaC
3/5  rDev -17.6%

MonicaC, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of bobtopich
2.53/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

As a "holiday ale" I was expecting more in the way of flavors. I didn't find anything special to make me want to ever have this beer again. To me there was nothing in the way of holiday spices that I've found in some other holiday beers like Winter Solstice or Merry Maker. It just tasted like a beer. I'm sure others will enjoy it but it isn't anything for me. It looks nice when poured. After that, zip.

This is the second beer from Full Pint that I have tried and as a Pittsburgh guy I was hoping to enjoy a Pittsburgh craft beer. Full Pint is not that for me...sorry.

bobtopich, Feb 02, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

Scott_Thomas, Jan 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Jeremy0682, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

bigfnjoe, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

JJStorm, Jan 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

JohnK17, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Griggsy, Jan 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

rxthree, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.75/5  rDev +3%
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.

Brenden, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

twonder23, Dec 26, 2013
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Festivus from Full Pint Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.