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Brewer's Art St. Festivus Holiday Ale - The Brewer's Art

Brewer's Art St. Festivus Holiday AleBrewer's Art St. Festivus Holiday Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 6.8%


Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GeoffFromSJ on 12-27-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL corked & caged bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet and a Duvel tulip. Moderately gentle hand. 2012 vintage - cellared since last year.

A: Very dark ruby-tinted brown with 1 finger of tan head. Good retention. Light lacing.

S: Sweet dark malts, raisin, cherry. Lighter spice notes. Chocolate is present. Nice.

T: Great dark, roasted malt flavor up front with dried fruit sweetness, although not nearly as saccharine as the nose suggests. Caramel and toffee. Dark chocolate on the semi-dry finish. Mild hop bitterness develops for balance. Light alcohol, fairly low for 8% ABV.

M: Moderate carbonation, a bit high for the flavor profile, with a nice full-ish body. Light creaminess. Did smooth out as it warmed in the glass.

O: Very nice brew. Full flavored and drinkable. The term "Winter warmer" doesn't mean much to me, but I'd say this drinks much like a doppelbock with a little dubbel and Scotch ale mixed in. I believe this aged quite well since last year - seems like more complexity and depth this time around. BA continues to do a bang up job.

Prost!

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Appearance: pours a dark brown color with a 1" head that slowly falls to a thick surface foam. Some big bubbles sit on the surface.

Smell: dark fruit sweetness and a bit of spiciness is detectable.

Taste: nice malt base with dark cherries, orange, a hint of chocolate, a bit of ginger, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish. Long lasting aftertaste here.

Overall: a hearty brown ale that has been kicked up for the winter holiday season. Flavorful and goes great while sitting in front of a fireplace on a cold afternoon.

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A - Dark brown pour, some slight haze, looks flavorful. Had this on tap at The Brewer's Art.

S - Not much aroma present in the nose. Mild spiced citrus, sweet orange scents, maybe some clove or other spices.

T - A nice blend of flavors. Lots of orange and orange peel, and some carob. Nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. A combination of sweet, spiced and warming with some bitter notes also.

M - Tingly carbonation lends itself nicely to the flavor of the brew. Soft silky body with a smooth semi dry finish.

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Brewer's Art St. Festivus Holiday Ale from The Brewer's Art
88 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.