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Black Raven Festivus Holiday Ale

Black Raven Brewing Company
Redmond, WA, United States of America


Vital Statistics

Release: Winter Seasonal (vintaged)
ABV: 7.1%
Bitterness: 48 IBU

From the brewer

The Festivus is our annual holiday beer. Brewed in the holiday spirit with cranberries, various citrus peel fruit and a brewer's secret blend of spices. What better beer to enjoy while airing your grievances and performing your feats of strength? We know of none. Released annually in November/December.

Average Scores

Overall: 67 (logged 15 times)
Bottle: 87 (logged 5 times)
Draft: 57 (logged 10 times)

Who's been drinking this

unknown release
Yup.
Bottle at Home
2019 release
Biscoff cookies, OJ and prunes. The JUICE for my Festivus Feats of Strength.
Bottle at Home
2019 release
Bottle at Home
2018 release
Hilariously, when I ordered a Festivus they brought out another Splinters, and honestly I was too far gone to realize it, other than thinking they'd really improved the Festivus. When they corrected their mistake, yeah. Pretty perfumey.
2015 release
Fantastic. Green hop and citrus smell. Great taste balance of hop pine, citrus tang, and malt sweetness.
Bottle
2005 release
Pretty much an IPA with nice citrusy resinous hops flavors with a mild bitterness.
2015 release
Draft
2014 release
Utter holiday ale perfection.
Bottle
2014 release
Started off nice, but got less good with every sip. A little more caramel than I remember last year, but still plenty of weird perfume.
2013 release
Nice spiced smell, nutmeg warmth. Grapefruit-tangy body and finish with some hops providing a mild hoppy punch. But the sour tanginess middle persists and distracts from with a hop finish or the malt body.
2013 release
Citrusy and pungent on the nose, with a heavy dose of some kind of potpourri spice. After some cranberry dryness there's a nice mellow malt finish. A little too weird to really love, it was still a nice glass.