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Festivus - Full Pint Brewing Company

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82
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123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | 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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Poured from a 12 FL OZ bottle into a pint glass. BEST BY JUNE2013. LOT 284.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown/burgundy body with a decent toffee colored head.

Smell: Malty alcohol-laced aroma of coffee liquor. Kahlua or Amaretto. Chocolate malts.

Taste: Chocolate malts. Christmas cookie aftertaste. Slight coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel: A little thin. Typical of brown ales in my opinion.

Overall: Similar to my just reviewed All In Amber by the same brewery, the chocolate malts dominate this beer. I am more accustomed to chocolate malts in a stout or porter. Very interesting in a brown or amber ale. A good beer for the holidays.

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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!

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Festivus from Full Pint Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.