Festivus Cinnamon Bitter | Golden Road Brewing

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Brewed by:
Golden Road Brewing
California, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with cardamom, maple, and cinnamon.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 12-11-2011

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
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3.47/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA as part of their Jingle Bell Jubilee.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1/2 inch off-white head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this beer. Smell is of cinnamon sticks, cinnamon powder, other spices, and tea leaf. Taste is of malt, cinnamon sticks/powder, other spices, and steeped tea leaf. There is a very bitter and spicy aftertaste on this one. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good bitter that is very spicy and reminds me somewhat of canela/herbal tea.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
2/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at Blue Palms

Look: Murky yellow with a 1/8 inch head and no real retention

Smell: Pine needles and cinnamon

Taste: Cinnamon cookies mixed with pine needles. Not good at all

Mouthfeel: Low body and low carbonation

Overall: This beer is not good. Nothing about the beer was enjoyable a complete fail

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Photo of charlzm
2.21/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Consumed December 28, 2011 at the brewery.

This beer is a dark honey colored brew. Somewhat cloudy. A one finger off-white head provides very good sheeting on the glass sides.

The aroma is cinnamon, cinnamon and cinnamon (in that order).

Flavor is cinnamon, cinnamon, a touch of spicy honey and cinnamon. Disagreeable aspirin bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side with adequate carbonation.

Drinkability? I couldn't finish the glass. Too much cinnamon.

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Festivus Cinnamon Bitter from Golden Road Brewing
Beer rating: 2.8 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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