Festivus Holiday Ale - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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Festivus Holiday AleFestivus Holiday Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 12-14-2013

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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 5
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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium bronze amber with a one finger white head that dissipates to a thick film and lots of lacing. Aroma of light overripe stone fruit, bready malt, citrus and light cranberry. Flavor is earthy mixed light fruit, bready malt, root spices, cranberry tartness and bitterness, which melds with the hops nicely; light citrus hops. An unusually spiced holiday ale, although the galangal root gives the light earthyness of nutmeg and cinnamon (although those spices may be present too). Both spicing and cranberry are at a nice, mellow level. An offbeat, but tasty winter spice ale. I had this on tap last year, but lost my review notes. Glad to find it this year in a bottle. I'll have this again next year. Black Raven does a great job with the classics and made this off beat ale interesting too.

Photo of draheim
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz into a tulip. Pours a hazy amber w/ a thin off-white head.

Aroma is fruity, hoppy, spicy. Like a subdued Celebration.

Taste follows nose. Nice clean balanced between caramel malt, floral hops, and spice. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, maybe clove too.

Mouthfeel is balanced, medium bodied. Finishes clean.

Overall a nice, drinkable, balanced winter warmer.

Photo of mactrail
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Citrusy with a sweet mellowness and bitter edge. The spices are all fairly subtle and it whole melange mixes well. Tangy but thick and substantial. An herbal bitterness for the finish, but not overpowering. Citrus peel astringency along with the malt. Interesting aromatics. Label says it's brewed with citrus peel, cranberries, spices, and galangal root.

Attractive orangey-amber color in the tulip. Modest foam but plenty of spritz on the tongue. Quite delicious sipping brew that's not too strong. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Photo of PacNWDad
3.29/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I am a not a big fan of cranberry in beer. Even a small amount overpowers the malt and hops. However, excellent appearance and mouthfeel.

Photo of rab53
2.64/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Admittedly, I am not a fan of spiced beers but Black Raven is usually worth a shot.
Semi-opaque orange with aroma of bitter citrus potpourri.
Tastes like a scented candle. Not my style for sure.

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Festivus Holiday Ale from Black Raven Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.