I have to admit I've been slacking on my blog for a bit now. No real reason, just seem to always get home late and never have time to update. Well, I'm drinking a beer now and figured it's high time to start updating more often. Here's a bomber from Rogue, an amazing brewery by all accounts!
The Rogue FestiveAle pours from the 22oz bomber a deep golden orange hue with a big fluffy three fingers worth of foam on top. Tons of active carbonation rises up in the glass. So far, so good. Aromas of pale spicy grains along with a mellow citric orange aroma. Earthy yeast tones are present. Really not too much going on in the aroma department, kind of dissapointing.
First sip brings a spicy, fruity pale maltiness upfront. A bit husky wheat tones with plenty of yeasty tones. Orange tones weave in and out with a mellow spicy hoppiness on the way down. This brew just really fails to grab me. For a saison, this one ended up boring me.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit chalky with a big bubbly factor. Goes down easily and polishing off the bomber is no problem. A drinkable brew, but it lacks the flavor profile I'm looking for when I want a saison. I won't be seeking this one out again.
This beer garnered a score of 3.05 out of 5 for me...just didn't blow me away.
Check out all the fine Rogue offerings over at www.rogue.com