♩♩'Tis the Season of Saison ♩♩. . . well, actually, that's nothing new around here. In my second year as a homebrewer, I have been in hot pursuit of My Perfect Saison. It is, perhaps, the best style for experimentation and has called brewers around the world to a virtual infinity of interpretations. My first iteration, full of folly & flavor, was the Dandelion Saison. This little one came along next—a bit lighter, and buoyed by some new flavors courtesy of a wild yeast strain. Next up: a Christmas version, happily bubbling away in anticipation of the holidays . . . Hark!
Malt: Pilsner, Vienna, Flaked Wheat.
Overall: A nice little beer, crisp as the December air. This one's right at home in the pale afternoon light of the shortest days of the year.
Appearance: Pale, pale gold; a touch cloudy; with a head that likes to jump out of the glass.
Aroma: Me: "What does it smell like to you?" Sam: "...I don't know. Sunshine?"
Taste: Bright, floral; light and crisp; a toasty lil cracker.
Mouthfeel: Lively champagne-like carbonation; dry as a bone.