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Festivus - Full Pint Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Jeremy0682, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

bigfnjoe, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

JJStorm, Jan 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

JohnK17, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Griggsy, Jan 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

rxthree, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
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 +3.3%

twonder23, Dec 26, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- This beer really pours well for a typical American Christmas brown ale and looks really good. Pours with a 2-3 finger foamy off-white head that fades to one finger that lingers on and on. Plenty of lacing all the way down the glass.

S- Nose is rich and brown. There is a light spiciness to it with nutmeg, brown malt, and a hint of cinnamon.

T- Mild chocolate with nutmeg and cinnamon overtones. A hint of nuttiness in the finish adds a hint of complexity. The finish amplifies the initial flavor.

M- Medium carbonation and a nice full medium weight body. Very smooth with a hint of dry spiciness to it.

O- Overall this is a nice Christmas beer/winter warmer. Overall I really like full pint and their offerings. While the flavor profile of this beer is nothing too exciting the mouthfeel is exceptional, smooth and full pint nailed it.

PittBeerGirl, Dec 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Loaf31, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a nice brown ale, but it also is a holiday warmer, because it is spiced.

So, for quality? It's good. The brew opens nice and dark and it yielded a nice head that dissipated pretty quickly. The aroma is faint, and of spice. The taste is brown ale with spice. Nicely balanced but not very hoppy. Not very American (nothing is over the top). But it's a pleasant brew with nothing bad going on, it just is not something I would be looking for more of - it's kind of ordinary.

schoolboy, Dec 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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twenty5, May 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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Festivus from Full Pint Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.