Amber Saison is a
and phenolics with
maltiness and a low
special yeast used
in brewing this beer creates flavors of spices, notably nutmeg and
clove and bright fruit notes to accompany. An element of malt
sweetness comes in to balance the yeast notes. The beer finishes
with a bright carbonation and a crisp dryness.
The Saison style originated in the France/Belgian border region of
Wallonia. Saison is not a single style, but more a family of beers.
They were originally made in small farmhouse breweries and could
vary greatly in color & flavor from farm to farm. The word “saison”
means “season” in French and Saison beers were usually brewed
seasonally and used as payment & fortification for seasonal farm
laborers known as “saisonnaires”. Many of the original Saison beers
were produced in conditions that allowed wild yeasts to colonize
them and impart flavors. These Brettanomyces yeasts are now being
used by modern brewers to help replicate some of the flavors of the
past. We age our Amber Saison in oak barrels with added
Brettanomyces for a special fall release in our Barrel Roll Series that
we call Falling Leaf. Be on the lookout for it in late October 2012!
womencantsail (6859) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barely amber with a white head. Pepper, sweet bread, mild toffee, maybe some yeast. A hint of banana, light straw and grass. Flavor is sweet bready malt, banana, straw, and yeast. Fairly peppery, a bit of grass, and a hint of toffee. Too sweet for my liking.
JoeTheYounger (1097) - Claremont, California, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1st rating. Clear apple juice color pour with live bubbly carbonation. Aroma is bubblegum spice and cloves. Taste is not as apocryphal as the aroma. Pretty dry with a touch of sweetness. Very enjoyable and unique for a Belgian.
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