Review - Rogue Ales' Festive Ale
"A SAISON FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON! Made with traditional farm house brewing methods from the Flanders region of Belgium. A unique Belgian yeast coupled with avaiable spices, Belgian malts and European hops deliver a delightfully pleasant Belgian-style Saison. FestivAle is made from Weyerman Pilsner Malt, Belgian Malted Wheat, Saaz Hops, Grains of Paradise, Ginger Root, Sweet Gale, and Curacao Orange. No Chemicals, Additives or Preservatives. Measurements: 14.5 degrees plato, 18 IBUs, 12 AA, 8.5 lovibond, 6.2 ABV" -- Rogue Ales
An explosion from the bottle as we pop the top, and it foams out quite a bit but we're able to contain it in time to not lose any. It pours a hazy, dark yellow color with a nice white chunky head with excellent lacing. The aroma is yeasty, along with hints of spices. First taste is sweet with spicy notes, finishing with a slightly bitter characteristic. Light to medium bodied, it has a watery texture leaving a nice crisp mouthfeel.
Reviewed on August 25th, 2007.