Milwaukee Brewing | Booyah | 6.5% ABV
Pour it slow, there’s lots of carbonation. Everything a saison/farmhouse ale is expected to be: peppery, dry. Was hoping for some more funk since this is pretty affordable for the style.
Brewery Ommegang | Hennepin | 7.7% ABV
I stole this from a BBQ I was at over the weekend. I always liked three philosophers and have been wanting to give this a shot but didn’t want to pay for it. The saison is not my cup of tea but good beer is good beer. At first, this is a very delicious fruity saison. Dry. It then has this very mediciney after taste. It’s kinda goofy. I don’t know.
Dogfish Head/Stone/Victory | Saison Du Buff | 6.8% ABV
This beer is a collaboration between Dogfish Head, Stone, and Victory. It’s a Saison brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Yes, like the facking Simon & Garfunkel album. Despite my unintentional hatred for the saison, I really like this one. I’m not really familiar with the taste of these spices, but combined it makes for a very delicious and refreshing beer. I’ll make sure there’s a four pack of this at my next BBQ. Go get this one. Stone and Victory will be releasing a bottle in April and May as well. I’ll be trying those too!
ROUND 2 OF THREE FLOYDS DAY!
Three Floyds Brewing | Rabid Rabbit | 7.4 % ABV
Ahhhh saisons….my beer nemesis. Even now as I watch my cat try to reach it’s asshole to clean it, I wonder…”will there ever be a saison that I like?” Well, if anyone can do it, Three Floyds can. Smells like a saison. Looks like a saison….of course it tastes unlike any other saison I’ve ever had. It very dry and bitter. The rabit is bottle conditioned so that might be what is muting the flavor for me. I may get another one and age it. See how it ends up. If you’re into saisons, give a shot and let me know what you think. I don’t get it.
Price: $8/22oz Bomber