On the second day of Beermas:
Name: Festivity Ale
Brewed by: Goose Island Beer Co.
Style: Brown Ale
Pours a light brown with golden highlights when held to the light. slightly hazy in the glass with a tan colored head that left lacing down the glass.
Smells bready, a caramel sweetness and a touch of fruitness.
Festivity Ale is malt forward, toasted grains, baked bread and a hint of caramel sweetness and just a whisper of dark fruit like raisins, not much for hop flavor. Mouthfeel is creamy up front and then crashes into a hyper dry, slightly bitter finish.
I’m on the fence with this beer, I kinda like it, I kinda don’t. The lack of spice is appealing and I do enjoy a toasty brown ale but the finish is just so dry. I suppose that keeps me sipping though so maybe that’s not a bad thing? Except for the fact it’s 7.7% and before long I’ll be sitting down for the evening wondering where my pants went.
The 12 Days of Beermas 2014
Day 2: Goose Island – Festivity Ale
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