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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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Photo of Ccath66
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold/coppery color when poured into a glass. Has a pleasantly spicy aroma fall/holiday cooking smells. The spice mix comes through in the taste, but doesn't linger. Although I had it only as a drink, would probably be a better beverage with food rather than those looking for chewy-ness in the beer itself.

Ccath66, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of brewsadedotcom
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

brewsadedotcom, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of SuperBub
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

SuperBub, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full Pint Festivus.

Looks coppery red-brown with tan head of only half-an-inch. Died down pretty quick, too. Barely the spotty lace leaves behind.

Spices, hops, and bready malts. Allspice, cinnamon, biscuit, toastiness, pomme fruit, and minty hops. Pretty nice.

Nice balance between the spices (which are subtle, not overpowering) and the malt/hop ingredients. Follows the nose with more allspice and cinnamon. Barely any noticeable alcohol. The fruitiness is duller, but it's there, like a baked apple dish with cinnamon and clove. Mint and pine hops are coming through nicely, but no combination of anything achieves anything greater than a gentle bitterness. Still pretty dry, probably from the spices. The malt sugars are here, but attenuated a bit. Not very cereal-y either. Just a drier and tastier winter brown.

Could use some more carbonation, however, the body is soft enough to not coat or stick. Great drinkability, as this is a drinker not a sipper.

Finally, a run-of-the-mill winter seasonal that I could have more than one of in a single sitting. Not among the best, but still very enjoyable. And, certainly festive!

thecheapies, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of Morey
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Morey, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev +3%

JeffTheJuice, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Tibi81
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Tibi81, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of flyingace
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

flyingace, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of lisahope27
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

lisahope27, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Mark5252
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Mark5252, Dec 06, 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 kmoore149
3/5  rDev -17.6%

kmoore149, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of Illos
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Illos, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of tmars13
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

tmars13, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of monriverrat
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

monriverrat, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of randylangford
4/5  rDev +9.9%

randylangford, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of hollywood_15063
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

hollywood_15063, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The nose on this thing is great. Total Christmas-y kind of thing. Lots of spices that really show well. The flavor profile follows suit, but is not as sharp, unfortunately. Kind of a thick body and presentation that seems a bit muddled and lacking clarity. A nice winter and holiday style beer. I think this would go really well with food.

RblWthACoz, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of rodlavers
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

rodlavers, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

heddar33, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -17.6%

ejimhof, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of JayKay412
4/5  rDev +9.9%

JayKay412, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of soulfly1492
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
Photo of chadmoe1
2.73/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From notes on 12/12/11

A -- Brown with 1/8" tan head; some lacing

S -- Spice (cinnamon stands out), little hops, some toasty notes

T -- Spice (cinnamon and mace) up front, smooth middle, definite hops at end (not sure what kinds though)...

M -- Nicely carbonated (not super high); smooth with some body

O -- A bit spicy and one-dimensional, especially on malt flavors given what the label states; hops seem misplaced at the end. Not my favorite holiday beer...a bit disappointed because I generally enjoy Full Pint / Rivertown beers...

chadmoe1, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of daverdave
4/5  rDev +9.9%

daverdave, Feb 09, 2012
Festivus from Full Pint Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.