Farmhouse Saison – golden in colour, moderate body. A bit of mango and coconut come through in the flavour thanks to a dry-hop of Cashmere. On the nose, banana dominates with notes of bubblegum and clove.
Alcohol By Volume: 5.4%
International Bittering Unit: 20
*Remember there is a difference between absolute bitterness and perceived bitterness, so try things first before looking at the number on the label – you might be surprised.
Saisons are traditionally well-suited for food pairing. Typically dry and effervescent, they scrub your palate clean while you eat. They are robust enough to take on full flavoured dishes, but still light enough to be considered refreshing. The blend of yeasty fruit and spice both complements and contrasts a wide range of dishes. For example, the spicy side of a saison make them a great partner for Asian (pad Thai) and Middle-Eastern (shawarma) dishes.
On the other hand, the historical roots of this style of beer naturally leads us to pair it with rustic peasant dishes; think French provincial cuisine like roasted chicken with garlic and herbs, bouillabaisse, or a salad mix of arugula and mesclun greens. Saisons are also seriously delicious with creamy, bloomy-rind cheeses like Brie, Camembert, and Coutance. You wouldn’t be wrong to pair it with charcuterie as well. The balance of spice and fruit that a saison has will nicely complement a wide range of smoked, cured, and/or confited meats. To be honest, the food pairing possibilities with this style of beer are endless!
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