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Festivus - Full Pint Brewing Company

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82
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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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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SuperBub

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-23-2012 13:31:05 | More by SuperBub
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

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!

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 23:51:53 | More by thecheapies
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-21-2012 00:53:20 | More by Morey
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-20-2012 23:48:36 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Tibi81


4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-17-2012 12:08:19 | More by Tibi81
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flyingace


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-10-2012 01:00:11 | More by flyingace
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

12-06-2012 00:23:04 | More by lisahope27
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-06-2012 00:19:59 | More by Mark5252
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 05:31:33 | More by Knapp85
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kmoore149

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-30-2012 22:57:13 | More by kmoore149
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Illos

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-30-2012 03:52:13 | More by Illos
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

11-26-2012 00:32:05 | More by tmars13
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monriverrat

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-25-2012 18:04:38 | More by monriverrat
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-18-2012 02:21:25 | More by randylangford
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-17-2012 23:20:49 | More by hollywood_15063
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2012 05:23:23 | More by RblWthACoz
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-07-2012 21:05:24 | More by rodlavers
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

09-09-2012 04:37:52 | More by heddar33
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-06-2012 02:42:04 | More by ejimhof
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-30-2012 02:18:07 | More by JayKay412
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soulfly1492

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 01:20:31 | More by soulfly1492
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chadmoe1

Pennsylvania

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...

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 01:28:38 | More by chadmoe1
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daverdave

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-09-2012 00:50:40 | More by daverdave
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AMiz602

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a very interesting case....it is sweet and spicy to begin with, then goes to a very mellow hoppy flavor, followed by some hints of chocolate. It says it is brewed with cinnamon, and you can definitely taste it. But like I said, it quickly dissolves away for a light hop flavor and dry chocolately taste afterwards.

It is a gorgeous amber that is not too dark, and for being poured out of a bottle, held its head fairly well. The smell is quite sweet with a bitter hoppiness to it, and has about an average mouthfeel.

This is a very good seasonal beer, and is should be served a little warmer than one's average amber ale due to the spiciness and chocolate malt.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 03:52:21 | More by AMiz602
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jimmy82063

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-01-2012 03:37:27 | More by jimmy82063
Festivus from Full Pint Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.