Brewer's Art St. Festivus Holiday Ale | The Brewer's Art

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3.95/5
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74 Ratings
Brewer's Art St. Festivus Holiday AleBrewer's Art St. Festivus Holiday Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art
Maryland, United States
thebrewersart.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GeoffFromSJ on 12-27-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,577
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
74
pDev:
7.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5
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Photo of nmann08
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of brentk56
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours coffee brown with a nice bubble show that delivers an inch of foam that fades all too quickly though it still leaves a few strands of lace

Smell: Ginger snap, date and fig, with sugar cookie tones, as well

Taste: Christmas cookie flavors, up front, with the spicy phenols of ginger snap and sugar cookies blending with dark fruit flavors; perhaps a bit of malted milk ball in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation; creamy, too

Overall: Tastes a bit more Belgian than the typical Winter Warmer but whatever this is, this is darn good, even in the summer - best by 10/11/14 on the label and the removal of the term Holiday Ale makes me wonder whether the brewery thinks so as well

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A clear, deep chestnut brown body is capped by a short head of creamy tan foam that holds well and leaves some very nice lacing about the glass. The nose is limited but offers a combination of delicate yeasty fruitiness, an almost burnt-sugar caramelization to its malt, and some noticeable but not discernable spice. The body is medium-full and a bit dextrinous with a very fine carbonation that lends a gentle zest to the tongue before it warms to become smoother. Gingerbread spice and light citrus (orange) hit the tongue up-front, backed by a deeply caramelized maltiness that seems to have a roasted edge to it and some mild dark fruit. It's bitterness is solid despite its spice, and it's far more dry than sugary. Spice lingers in the aftertaste along with a touch of biscuity, subtly roasty malt (like a cookie lightly charred around the edges). Its alcohol never really comes out in the flavor or the aroma, but after a pint you'll feel that there's something there. Quite nice! A welcome treat on a blustery day!

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4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown pour, some slight haze, looks flavorful. Had this on tap at The Brewer's Art.

S - Not much aroma present in the nose. Mild spiced citrus, sweet orange scents, maybe some clove or other spices.

T - A nice blend of flavors. Lots of orange and orange peel, and some carob. Nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. A combination of sweet, spiced and warming with some bitter notes also.

M - Tingly carbonation lends itself nicely to the flavor of the brew. Soft silky body with a smooth semi dry finish.

O - I like that it's not overly spiced like many winter/holiday beers are. The abv is presented nicely and overall its a well balanced tasty beer.

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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark brown color with a 1" head that slowly falls to a thick surface foam. Some big bubbles sit on the surface.

Smell: dark fruit sweetness and a bit of spiciness is detectable.

Taste: nice malt base with dark cherries, orange, a hint of chocolate, a bit of ginger, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish. Long lasting aftertaste here.

Overall: a hearty brown ale that has been kicked up for the winter holiday season. Flavorful and goes great while sitting in front of a fireplace on a cold afternoon.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 74 ratings