Festeroo Winter Ale | Hop Valley Brewing Company

Festeroo Winter AleFesteroo Winter Ale
BA SCORE
65.9%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 44 ratings
Festeroo Winter AleFesteroo Winter Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hop Valley Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
hopvalleybrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
60 IBU

Added by Hoptometrist on 12-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,312
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
44
Liked:
29
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
8.27%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Treated as a winter warmer, this was poured into a mug. The appearance was a dark brown color with a good finger and a half worth’s of white foamy head. Dissipates mildly with a messy lace roaming all around. The aroma bleeds ginger, allspice, and caramel malts. Grassy hops seek to balance decently. The flavor leads with the same aromas. Sticky caramel malt backbone seems to really impound the aftertaste to run into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation feels fine. Overall, good as a winter warmer, maybe again.

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Photo of gandres
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce glass poured to wine glass
sight: amber, hazy, cloudy, small tan foam
Smell: very fragrant, malty aroma
taste: delicious, medium bitterness, sweet
Mouthfeel: creamy, good carbonation, with long finish with sweet follow through, finish, bitter aftertaste
Overall: Very good beer will definitely try again
drank: Friday, May 05, 2017 5:03 PM

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Photo of SGR1220
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RHVC59
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gouettn
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Briken
3.22/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Boise Co-op. Pours out a ruby tinged gold, with sparse head, yet leaves copious amounts of spotty lacing. Malt drives the aroma and taste, backup support comes from hops, spice and a bit of alcohol warmth. It all comes together quite nicely for a winter warmer.

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Photo of squidtrick
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: red-brown with white lace foam

Smell: bready, malt

Taste: "It's an IPA."

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body and solidly carbonated.

Overall: I didn't expect to open an IPA, it's an IPA. It's fine.

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Photo of rarigney
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reminds me, as another reviewer wrote, of an amber ale. Has a lot more hop character than most of the other winter ales I've been drinking recently. I'm enjoying it a lot.

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Photo of Smak_Hermann
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Braz
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arini10
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of koladiola
3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of NickThePyro
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of airpup
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: medium brown hue with plenty of haze and a thin layer of frothy tan foam. There's a bit of a lace left on the glass, too, which is nice.

Smell: bready, biscuity amber malt with a bit of a piquant lemon aroma. Rather a bit like a run-of-the-mill amber ale, but not too bad.

Taste: very, very malty flavor with lots of bread, biscuit and toastiness. There's a definite bitterness here as well, and the hop character is piney, piquant and a bit earthy. It's good, and it has a lot of character, but it's basically like a strong amber ale.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a rocky carbonation and a relatively decent creaminess. Not too bad.

Overall: this beer is not bad for what it is, but it's not strongly to my taste.

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Photo of stratusjeans
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harvest06
3.17/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cambabeer
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very reddish and deep brown mahogany body with a little off-white/brownish lace sitting on top, not moving. A little carbonation throughout. Smell is of molasses and malt, sweet with some ethanol in there for sure. A little clove like. Still clean and crisp, with a bit of hops pushing through. A little acidic. Big warming alcohol pretense in the taste, especially in the front though its a bit watery here as well. Finish is very malty and dry and yeasty as well with some hop bitterness trying to overpower the ethanol notes.. This is good and good for a night like tonight thats very cold outside. Nice carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

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Photo of belgiumania
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Heavy notes of Grapefruit in this one. So much so that I wouldn't have been surprised if the label had listed grapefruit added. To be honest this would probably make a better summer beer than a winter warmer, I could imagine this being a great beer for a hot summer day outdoors.

Otherwise not a bad beer; this one errs strongly to the IPA side of Winter Ales and is very light where other offerings tend to have a little more of a roast to their malt. The nose is great, very fruity. Mouth-feel is good and in line with the Pale Ale style.

Not too shabby.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger of head on a dark straw body.
The aroma is caramel and spices. Wonderful.
The taste is nicely malty, lemon bitterness and spicy.
The texture is soft and fizzy.
Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of gefinley
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Festeroo Winter Ale from Hop Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 65.9% out of 100 with 44 ratings
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