Manayunk Best of This Festivus (2004)

Formerly brewed at Manayunk Brewing Company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
8.3% · Spice/Herb/Vegetable · 2 Ratings · Series Seasonal ·
By unanimous decision, this is the best Holiday Beer you’ll ever have. While the pine and spruce tickle the tongue under the proverbial tree of maltiness, wrapped within is the perfect blend of pine, spruce, nutmeg, juniper berries, cinnamon, pumpkin, orange and lots of whole vanilla beans (no sugarplums) dance from your head to the palette. The Festivus Ale is the ideal accompaniment to the creation of your shopping or wish list, this lightly spiced ale is sure to inspire even the incessant scrooge. Happy Holidays and the best of tidings from the brewers of Manayunk.


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Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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