Beer Deluxe Red Star
Red Rye Saison
BREWERS NOTES: Wilson Hede
The beer is based upon the idea of creating a Saison that reflects
the core principles of Saisons and seasonal beer as well as the
transition from Winter to Spring. The beer is designed to have the
rich toasty and melanoidin malt characters married with typical Belgian
Saison yeast characters and dryness. Malted U.S. Rye was used to provide
a full mouthfeel and a spicy, dry finish. It is backed by restrained
hop additions of Hersbrucker to provide balance and let the yeast
strain and the malt do the talking.
The rich amber red colour, is dulled a little by the yeast haze, a
result of no filtration, but should clarify over time.
Sharp Saison yeast aroma is mixed with sweet bread/toffee notes owing to
use of Melanoidin and rye. Quite a complex flavour profile:
Initially the pallet is a hit with sharp Saison acidity, but then over-
run by full toffee malt characters. Then the Rye kicks in, bready - like
100% rye bread, chewy and a touch of asstringency. You will want more,
if only to try work out what exactly is going on in this beer!
Malt: Vienna, Pilsner, Melanoidin Cara Red, Rye and Rice hulls. Hops: Hersbrucker
Yeast: Wyeast Belgian Saison.
ABV: 6.2% OG:1.056 IBUs:15-20 FG:1.009 Not filtered or pasteurised.