Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Saison
Newport, Oregon USA
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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

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RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Pours a clear gold...this is a saison? Nose is like dirty sweet tarts. Dirty sweet tarts. The candy. Yeah. Flavor is like drinking those dirty sweet tarts. Feel is standard for a regular old beer...but I don’t feel like this is anywhere near what a saison should be. Drinkable? Hell no. This is my least favorite saison out of all I have tried. I love Rogue and all they do, but really man. This is just bad. Bad with all capital letters. Bad as in a waste of money. Bad as in a waste of water. Ack. Really. What were they thinking. This is a saison? I can’t believe I am considering flushing a Rogue brew. Atrocious.

beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
Pours a hazy peach color with a thin white head. The aroma has something unpleasant, feels a bit lactic, there’s also fruits and yeast. The flavor has sour fruits and yeast, quite ordinary. The body is light with a creamy and soft carbonation. I wonder why Rogue bothers to do belgian ales...

railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Bottle 22 ounce did not like cloudy and not my type of style,too fruity and spicy for me.CHEERS!

BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Poured from a bomber. Pours a hazy amber color with a fluffy cream color head. Aroma of yeast and spices with some fruit. Slight malt flavor gives way to spicy, citrus flavors. Dry, somewhat sour finish. Taste is crisp and is easy to drink.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009
Date: October 15, 2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Summits - Sandy Springs
Appearance: muddy orange, scant head
Aroma: rich malt aroma with a bit of spicyness, hint of fruit
Body: big body
Flavor: good complex malt flavor, mostly dry, nice fruit character well mixed with an array of spices, touch of farmhouse funk that blends into a bit of bitterness in the finish, upon warming the fruit takes on a nice orange character

Date: December 03, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
funk is picking up nicely and becoming a bigger component and adding complexity,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Bomber. Pours a clear dark amber color with a sizeable off white head that leaves decent lacing. The aroma is fruits and spices. Flavor is fruity (mainly oranges/citrus) with some sweet malts (toffee) and spices. Lighter bodied with a dry finish.

legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2007
I really loved some of the really yeasty bottles that I got of this. Way too spiced to be a traditional saison, but nice enough.

tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Bottle. Pours golden copper. Odd nose: kinda smells like pizza: oregano, tomato and yeast. There’s a hint of bubblegum sweetness in the back. Medium bodied with a fairly creamy/oily texture. Sour and dry on the palate with that bubblegum still lurking but not really coming into play. Finishes fairly long and dry.

jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2007
(Draft @ Alamo Drafthouse): Pours an amber brown color, no head. Little aroma. Very sweet salty taste, like candy. Sweet acidic taste, very unlike a malty beer. A sour taste, but not fruity. Warming up a bit. More malty & beer like as it warms up. Still a little acidic. Didn’t realize this was a saison until now..

Glazed9884 (207) - USA - JUL 1, 2007
xxx had this ne at the state college beer eexpo of 2006, a good beer but i was also drunk at the time

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