Tuesday, 11 December 2012


The Beau's All Natural Brewing Company out of Vankleek, Ontario is frequently brewing up interesting and well-crafted brews.  Festivale, their version of an altbier, is their summer seasonal beer.  It comes in Beau's excellent 600mL bottles and clocks in at a lightweight 4.7%.

Festivale pours a clear copper colour, topped with a thick, fluffy cream head. It has a grainy aroma with some notes of caramel and hops. It has big flavour for a brew of only 4.7%.  Like the smell, there are notes of caramel alongside a metallic twinge. It starts sweet, but builds to a solidly bitter body pretty quickly. Rich malty tones enhance the overall enjoyability.

Beau's Festivale is a pretty interesting brew. Altbier is a style that I have only been exposed to a few times, and this one certainly makes me thirsty for more.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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