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Festivus Ale | Market Garden Brewery

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Festivus AleFestivus Ale

Brewed by:
Market Garden Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by WoodBrew on 02-04-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 20
Reviews by WoodBrew:
Photo of WoodBrew
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Festivas Ale is Market Gardens version of the Christmas Ale....The beer poured a nice deep amber with white head that laced. The smell included cinnemon, egg nog and spice. The taste absolutely followed the smell....I believe there was some vanilla extract in it as well. The mouthfeel was a full bodied ale with good carbonation. Overall this beer rivals the Great Lakes Christmas Ale...these two breweries in teh West Side Market (for all you old schoolers) area are going toe to toe and the winner is the beer lover cuz each is stepping up their game!!! Yeah Baby!

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Photo of cynical1027
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BamfBacon
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of chillwave22
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of djgustafson
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of throwback
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Lelampp
2.9/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy deep orange-ish color with a small white head. In the aroma, ginger, mellow all spice and cinnamon. In the taste, ginger, all spice, cinnamon, and a sweet caramel like roast. A spice bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small ginger and spice like aftertaste. Big on ginger, and big spices across the board, and it hides the alcohol.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Pours a very coppery-amber. Off-white head, leaves moderate lace. Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, molasses, malty goodness, and some warmth in there buried deep inside. The taste hits much like the nose, very strong on cinnamon, and nutmeg, and other sugary spices. Slides down very easy with the medium-low carbonation. I mean as far as I'm concerned this beer drinks and tastes just as good as a GL X-mas ale. It's less robust than the 12 Dogs. So I'd say cleveland xmas ale award is quite the toss up between 12 dogs, GL, Brew Kettle Winter Warmer, and MK Festivus.

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Photo of PhillipHKairis78
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of dtm426
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harthan
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of somalley26
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Matt2509
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Agentveba
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of rcjennings
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Cimperman17
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srgj88
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Festivus Ale from Market Garden Brewery
4.27 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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