Festivale | Terminal Gravity Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
55 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
terminalgravitybrewing.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HiroProtagonist on 01-04-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,765
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
55
pDev:
9.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of devilmakesthree
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyminor
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Winter warmer color, brown, red, auburn. Almost an inch of beige head. Toffee, cascade hops.

Plenty of toffee, caramel, warming alcohol. Bitterness around the 50ibu mark. Chewy. Doesn't drink as hot as you'd think. Relatively well done, standard affair.

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Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bhyndthebottle
3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Normally a winner for winter strong ales, this iteration missed the mark. Alcohol is present throughout, and hops are in conflict with the malts. Better luck next year.

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Photo of 81tillinfinity
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drumsolo892
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keepnitrl
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sir_Goatman
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of chossboss
3.6/5  rDev -6%

Photo of gefinley
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Eighty
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of hreb
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer appears very dark in the glass, brown with a hue of red. Sweet aroma typical of a winter warmer style ale, suggesting molasses and prunes. Flavor is strong is focused, with a lot of grainy bitterness right through the middle of the palate. Any delicate flavors or refinement which could have been hoped for in those are smashed in the body. A fair bit of hops finishes the beer with a dry aftertaste. Winter warmer, old ale, or american barleywine (the latter probably comes closest), this is not my favorite example of the style.

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Photo of jbbailey
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Boozecamel
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Eisen
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured a cloudy red/brown with thick white head that faded quickly into sticky, thick lacing. Smell is not particularly impressive: malt, dark fruit, slight spice. Tastes better than it smells; it has an addition of nice hops. Mouthfeel is watery, which is surprising for 8% abv. Overall, there are much better winter beers for cheeper.

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Photo of BastardKing24
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with a small head that falls to a ring and some bubbles. Decent

Smell is dark fruit, floral and piney hops, raisin, plum, roasted malts. Kind of some musty smells, like decaying fruit.

Taste is pretty good with a good hop punch right off the bat, with a long malty, bready, yeasty taste in the middle. Has a danky roasty malty pleasing taste that melds good with 8.7%. Some caramel and coffee notes are there as well.

Maybe a bit on the lighter side, not a huge malt bomb, but plenty of carbonation to keep things interesting.

I am enjoying this for the price and will get some more from my store, as its a good value and a pretty good tasting beer.

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours an okay amount of head which has a little retention. The head is a light beige while the body is a medium maroon which appears as a mix of light crimson and dark amber when held up to the light. Lacing approaches sheeting or is sheeting.

Nose- Strong earwax, almost acrid, that fades quickly. Some burnt caramel. Maybe a little bit of grapefruit initially. Tiny bit of toasted coconut. Toast in general. The glass pretty much just shows caramel and perhaps some brown bread. Swirling reveals a citrus profile- light orange, stronger lemon- and some armpit/dirty sock. As bad as it may sound, the mustiness is nice.

Taste- This is a pretty odd beer that syncs in with the aroma somewhat. Starts off a bit unpromising- very sweet raisins that start to break into a coffee note that is way too sour and acrid. This, however, is assuaged by a faint chocolate hint followed by caramel, burnt caramel, leather, and a finish of oak. Alcohol is noticeable but works to tame the messiness of the beer or at least make some sense of it. Seems a lot like a Scotch Ale mixed with a light barleywine. Some citrus notes, most lemon and grapefruit but also some orange. Some earwax, armpit, and mustiness but more in the background than in the front like on the nose. Definitely didn't expect much from this beer as I've never had anything from Terminal Gravity that was terribly memorable. Above average to good but I could see it mellowing out with age to become strictly good. I might buy a six pack just to do that.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with some syrup to the texture. The carbonation is a little to heavy and is a little carbonic at times.

Drinkability- Was a little messy at first but has mellowed out some. Has some flaws but seems pretty fair at 9 bucks a sixer when you factor in the 8.4%.

Overall- Above average to good. Not perfect but at least, it's interesting. I would give it a try. Six months of aging would probably be just right for this beer.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of flexabull
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Jhastings79
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of danwho
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Half finger of head on a dark and cloudy brown colored body.
Smell is all rich dark fruit with a little barnyard yeast.
Strong flavor of plum. Alcohol and bitterness bring up the end.
Crisp texture with a lower carbonation and medium body.
A nice dig on the Old Ale style. A winner in the Winter Ale category.

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Festivale from Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 55 ratings
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