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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Saison
Newport, Oregon USA
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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (32265) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
Sample from bottle. Pours unfiktered orange. Aroma of sweet, spicy, orange/citric. Carbonated. Flavour is bitter and citric/sour. Finish is fruity dry.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2007
Bottled. A unclear orange beer with gunk floating around under a fast disappearing beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with light notes of fruit. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of spices, fruit, yeast, and coriander, leading to a dry and slightly alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Completely unclear orangey golden with a handsome, off-white head. Spicy, tart, citrusy nose. Medium body with plenty of fruit flavours - citrus in particular - and spices. Has this light and refreshing tartness. The finish is distinctly bitter. Another interesting American Saison. 230407

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2007
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Fruity aroma of spices and citrus. Flavour of spices, citrus and fruits. Very carbonated.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
Cloudy blond color. The aroma smells of malt but also of orange soda (Fanta?). Some malt body, but the spicy mix (and orange peels) makes of it a horrible brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14139) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
650ml bottle from Rogue, Portland. Cloudy orange/gold, lasting beige head. Nice orangey Belgian yeast aroma. Lovely fruit, bit of passion fruit, vanilla, orange, gorgeous. Hot summer day drink. Great Belgian style fruity, wheatish beer. Belgian yeast is everywhere. Good beer.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
Dull amber colour and big - a little too big - head. I hate when I have to take five minutes to pour a nice looking glass of beer. The aroma is rough as guts - musty with rotting fruits. I went back for a second smell and it was just as bad. A third try halfway through the glass was no improvement. Just a bad smelling beer. The flavour isnít a whole lot better, though at least it bordered on palatable. Itís astringent, with faint orange notes peeking out from behind a wall of choking yeastiness. Way too much yeast taste in this one. Thereís hardly anything else. Unbalanced and unpleasant. Itís been so long since my last Crustacean that I forgot Rogue can make horrible beer but now Iím reminded.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a thick, murky orangish brown body with a average-sized off-white head. Aroma of florals, citrus, and ginger. Flavor of orange peel, banana, nutmeg, and ginger. The second half of the bottle was quite gritty and lost my appeal for this beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2005
(draft, labeled as Saison, at Maxís on Broadway, identified as 7% ABV) Cloudy amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, maple, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, caramel, maple, light herbal, herb, metallic. Medium body with some syrup. Seems more like a muddle than a Saison.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Aroma of spice and orange with a bit of candi. Golden amber color with tiny bubbles. The beige head is a monster. Near medium body. Creamy fizzy carbonation. Itís sweet, with orange and ginger. Malt and hop tend to get lost in the complex blend. As the sweet oozes away a veg/ginger/bitter taste remains. Seems more bitter than 18 IBU, so perhaps the ginger is fooling me. The orange comes out best in the end, although it is arguably detectable at the beginning. Itís really a bit different, but itís pretty innovatively good.


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