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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Our late fall/ winter seasonal is a brown ale, but with a healthy amount of Munich Malt it has the biscuity notes of an Oktoberfest and provides the palate warming effects of a more traditional cold weather beer.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kdm1984 (663) - Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Appearance: brown with ruby hints. Lots of bubbly carbonation. Almost no head whatsoever. Aroma: metal, dirt, and sugar. Kind of gross. Taste: metal, dirt, sugar, and nuts. Leaves a weird aftertaste, like flat cola or something. Why did I subject myself to another Weston beer? Why do I keep giving these guys a chance? Not gonna choke this one down. This sucks. Weston sucks.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfinney23 (1672) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pours a not very festive brown with a smooth tan head. Light chocolate and nut notes. Maybe they’re festive nuts.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
jcnielsen (2100) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle at Exira Beer Summit IV. Pours a brown color with white head. Biscuit, toasty, slight roast aromas. Biscuit, leather, wet wood flavors. This is not a good beer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit IV, Day 3. Thanks to jcnielsen! Pours a touch hazy orangish brown appearance with a cream colored head. Slight veggie, caramel, toasted husky malty, light chocolate aroma. Burnt malty, red apple, slight char, caramel, husky flavor. No.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DBob5150 (196) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Appearance-wise impressive, nice, deep orangish brown body with a creamy tan head and good lacing. Otherwise it kinda smelled like a pine cone and taste like one too, or at least what I imagine a pine cone to taste like. Like I said the taste is piney and the alcohol leaves an astringent aftertaste. Not very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weinfury (6) - Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2013 does not count
On Tap at Grinder’s. Medium brown color, tan head, very little lacing. Smells of caramel, bread, toast. Tastes biscuity like a Marzen, but with a hop bite on the finish. Another decent beer from these guys. Especially since they rebuilt the bottling line.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jeremyh70 (709) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Semi clear brown color with red highlights. No real head or lacing to speak. Not much to the smell other than some roastiness and a slight fruity ester. Taste is musty, roasty and bitter. Wet cardboard. Not pleasant. Bit thin in mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Figured this might be good because it was Irish Festival time in Weston but, not at all. Have not had a Weston Brewery beer that I would buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a decent tea brown with a nose of roasted nuts and funky cheese. Flavor is a mixture of chocoate, old tobacco, and caramel swirled nuts. Thick mouthfeel. Not bad; just tastes ’old’ and incomplete.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Appearance: clear, deep, and ruddy with mahogany and plum. Tan head with a solid collar which fades soft with a few scattered bubbles. Swirls thick and rich.
Nose: chocolate covered raisins and prunes. Chocolate truffle powder and brownie mix. Toasted walnuts and chestnuts. Surprisingly more dense than dry. Crackling rustic logs in a fireplace. Dry cacao nibs.
Palate: rich and cake mouthfeel – like biting into a moist chocolate cake. Dry finish of espresso beans and cacao nibs. Chocolate covered espresso beans in the breath – more milk chocolate than dark chocolate. Burnt nuts. Starts to grow a touch ashy. Sweetness along sides than tart plum skins. Crackling firewood.
Final Thoughts: a solid fall/winter quaffer. The Festive Ale was different and not what I was expecting.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jandd1983 (2566) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Sampler at the pub. It poured a dark yellow color. The aroma had a hint of grapefruit. Not a bad brew, just not one of my favorites.


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