RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Honey, Dark Crystal, Melanoidin, Chocolate
Hops: Simcoe
Spices: Cinnamon, Vanilla, Mace
A holiday beer for the nonconformist, Festivus is the perfect ale to “air your grievances over”. This mildly spiced red ale is malty throughout with a subtle hop nose. WARNING: Some but not all drinkers may experience certain side effects that include, but are not limited to: Random exhibitions of “ Feats of Strength” or impromptu “Shouting of Obscenities” .
O.G. 15.5

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2.9
BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Aroma caramel, herbs, butterscotch, Appearance amber, cloudy, tan foam, Taste light sweetness, Palate light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, Overall this beer tastes like water with a tiny amount of spice in it. The 6% is not there so this is one of those beers you can drink very quick. I would not suggest this beer to a friend.

3.3
bth122 (1628) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown color with little head. Aroma of Coco vanilla and cinnamon. Some roasted malts and cocoa with nice vanilla and slight nut cinnamon. Low carbonation. It’s pretty good.

3
jsporrer (1085) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a medium cocoa brown with a thin tan ring. Light malt aroma with a hint of spices. Fairly thin body, light malts and a hint of spices. OK but not that special.

2.9
mansquito (6785) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia tap: pours copper with a small white head. Aroma is nutmeg, butterscotch, malt, and other spice. Taste is spicy with small butterscotch and vanilla notes. Perfectly drinkable, but this is really not an exciting style.

3.3
ganache (6029) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle. Nose spice and herbal, subtle chocolate and roast, light woodsy hopping. Pours deep bloody red, dark in the glass and easily confused with a lighter chestnut; head is dense but short, tan. Taste herbal, slight cola, spruce, wppd, paper, mint, faint vanilla, nutmeg. Feel mellow, slightly flat, somewhat crisp but in a fizzy way; strongly nutty, thin body but medium malt development. Has some brown ale muddle, touch of earth, very very restrained fruitiness. Fits the blustery season nicely, and I enjoyed it (but don’t bother offering it in the height of summer). [2015.12.09: 3.3]

3
BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours brown with red undertones, minimal white head. Aroma of cinnamon, vanilla, and caramel. Taste follows suit, with malt being more prevalent and the mace making an appearance.

3.5
njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Poured in pint a red tinged brown with white head. Aroma was malt heavy with some holiday spice noted but not close to being the main aroma. Taste was lightly toasted malts, toffee, caramel and cinnamon spice with vanilla. I liked this one because it was not overbearing.

3.2
Wittales (762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Appearance was clear reddish brown with creamy off white tiny diminishing head, no lacing. Aromas are holiday spices, sweet toffee sweetness with clean yeasts profile. Taste are caramel malts upfront then soft pine hops. The flavor of cinnamon, vanilla and soft fruity easter finish. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with light body, then average length sweet holiday spice thin finish. Overall a good holiday brew, needs touch of [email protected]% or more CO2.

3.4
samsmith33 (772) - - JAN 31, 2015
Aroma..cinnamon, apple, raisin. Taste..apple, malt, baking powder. Look..dark brown, creamy ladtong white head. Above avg. Carbonation. Growing into this as i drink. Wasn’t expwcting much, but not bad. I would say an above avg seasonal.

1.8
joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours slightly hazy amber/red, quick head, no real lacing or retention. Aroma of cinnamon, mace and ginger. Taste is spicy sweet. Light bodied, medium carbonation, thin mouth feel. It starts finishing sweet then a nasty after taste. I didn’t care for this at all.


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