Festivale | Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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95 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
beaus.ca

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Festivale is an amber ale, with balanced high-intensity maltiness and hop presence. Caramunich malts give Festivale its colour and a rich caramel sweetness. Festivale bucks the trend of pale summer beers, offering up amber hues and tastiness for a unique result that is both quaffable and refreshing.

40 IBU

Added by mrmanning on 10-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of ikidunot
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fortyfield
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaydee01
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CanadianBeerBlogger
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EricVonStein
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark red amber colour and slightly opaque, really shines nicely in the light. Topped with a handsome frothy head of thick mocha foam. Looks rich.

Sweet caramel malts dominate the nose, a bit burnt even, a bit bready in the background with roasty toasty notes hanging around but quite faint. Scents cut off after that and malts dont linger too long, not a tonne of depth in the nose.

Taste follows the caramel malts, toasty whole grain bread. Earthy hops roll in and bring a bitterness that gets more substantial as I work my way through the glass, a bit too substantial eventually. Finish is bitter with lingering burnt caramel aftertaste.

Decent body on this one and comes off creamy and smooth. Overall nice malt balance and quite rich flavours, including the earthy hops, though the bitterness on the back end throws the balance off some. Still, nice mouthful of malt and handsome flavours are here. Solid all around if off kilter a bit.

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Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Red amber with a bit of white head that goes quickly bit leaves huge lacing on the side of the glass.
A: Malt, earthy tones, grains slightly hoppy.
T: Caramelized malt, oats, some floral and very natural earthiness.
M: Crisp and clean. Slight bitterness
O: Another great beer from Beau's!!!

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Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDoctor
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle
Bottled on: Jun-19-2015 (consumed Aug-3)


A:
Pours a crystal clear ruby-tinged copper with two + fingers of fluffy beige head that settles slowly to an easily roused film. Decent retention; lots of sticky lacing. (3.75)

S:
Toasted malts with a slight medicinal hop aroma. Cereals, caramel, oats with molasses, herbal spicy hops, black tea. (3.75)

T:
Similar to nose. Lots of caramelized malts, some leafy green hops flavors underneath, molasses, nuts, hard water and tea-like astringency. (3.75)

M:
Rich and crisp, almost creamy, medium carbonation medium-ish body, smooth finish with a slight malt/hop character linger. (4)

O:
Very good well-balanced Alt.
This is an easy-drinking, not too boozy beer to sip on a nice summer evening. It looks and feels nice and both the aroma and flavor are packed full of layers of malt flavor without being jumbled or in-your-face. Well-made German style (something that seems few and far between sometimes). In general I feel like the caramel, toasted, molasses flavors are the most predominate, but there is also a decent dose of medicinal/spicy hops that sit in the background but round it all out quite nice; in addition there is a slight tea-like/hard water feel to it that is not distracting, but I don't know that it necessarily adds to it either.
All-in-all this is a good, well-made beer that I would certainly have again; worth a shot if you see it. (4)

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Photo of ElGallo
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of f3el
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hunterjames
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaisell
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tyler_V2
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danomeister
3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A tad uninteresting, but a nicely rounded, sessionable, thirsty quenching altbier. My instincts impell to pour a can of peaches in this and make it an altbierbowle

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Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of R_Kole
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of ZorPrime
3.65/5  rDev 0%

Its been a long time I wanted to try this one. Finally got my hands on one. Clear beer. Effervescent too. Amber color. Nice creamy head thrones on top of it. Malty and some burnt caramel in the nose. Tastewise, the beer is more roasted malts than anything else. Very refreshing. Effervescent too but still sweet in the mouth. Light body to medium. Refreshing and delicious. A good summer beer with lots of taste! Cheers!

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Photo of BushwyckCraft
3.76/5  rDev +3%

Photo of slackt
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Orionigel
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of CRObighit2
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Tremount
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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Festivale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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