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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Fête is a strong Belgian-style holiday ale spiced with fresh orange zest and fresh rosemary and fermented on raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2014
12/27/2014. On tap. Clear amber with a thin white head. Sweet spicy aromas with dried fruit. Honey, spices, dried fruit. Oily texture with a sweet boozy finish. Very nice seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1502) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
A killer noel. Lots of spice and dark fruit and citrus and the rosemary comes through not he nose and the palate. Ultimately, a delicate and very balanced beer with a festive element that is only the result of all these things working in harmony.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2581) - New York, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Draught from whole foods Alexandria. Figs spices, brown sugar. Caramel malt. Pretty nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottled sample at Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a hazy copper with a thin head. Fair head retention. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, bread, candied fruits. The taste is toffee, nuts, candied fruit, nutmeg and a spicy finish. Medium bodied, lingering spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (1555) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Aromas of nutmeg, rosemary, licorice, toasted biscuit. Red-amber with a fully lasting white head. Dry, spicy, herbaceous. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was nice orange zest and cloves. Flavor was nice light spices, clove, orange zest. Rosemary? Light booze comes through, but it is nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5254) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Quite liked this beer. Some raisins and figs, a touch of citrus and lots of florals. Sweet finish. Thick pour but not too syrupy. Pours dark cloudy brown with ok head and lacing. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3939) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Tap at Bainbridge. Pours brown clearish with medium head. Notes are Christmas spice, cherry booze, light rosemary, plums, figs,and malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Has the most unusual aroma with a spice and rosemary combination. Dark red amber color and a honey rosemary hop flavor. An odd and unusual beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5524) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Glass at Perennial during my BA Abraxas pickup stop. Had this with a Stacked burger. Call the color copper and that is close enough. A little foam. This drinks like a holiday ale meets barleywine. A lot going on here. Spice notes including cinnamon, some fruit including citrus and raisins, some harshness and alcohol. Nothing shy here.

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