Saison is French for “season” and these pale beers were traditionally brewed in the cooler months and then served throughout the summer to the working class throughout the day. These days in North America saisons have grown to be have more alcohol than those originally brewed in Belgium and why not spin it a different way and add some special de-bittered black malt to make this beer look very deceiving despite keeping it’s integrity as a light bodied, spicy, and fruity ale.
An opaque black beer with a rocky off-white head and an estery aroma, fruit, spice, and a very light note of lightly roasted coffee. The body is very light, spicy, herbal, light fruit, and just a hint of roast in the dry finish of the beer. Delicate and light.
Corn beef sammich, poutine
Malts: Bohemian Pilsner, Vienna, Wheat, Carafa Special III, Carafa II
Hops: Perle, Saaz
Yeast: Belgian Ale
P F.G.: 2.0oP