Category Archives: saison

Irene Preparedness

We stocked up on delicious beer for our beach trip this week… but it’s turned out to be great hurricane supplies as well!  Last night we had a Palo Santo from Dogfish Head… yum!  Here you can see some Ovila, the Sierra collaboration – second addition, which we’re going to try to hold out on opening!  The first Ovila that I tried was the dubbel; it was malty and delicious!  This second Ovila is a Saison and I’m eager to try it.  I just hope this Saison  isn’t too funky.  The third bottle in the series (which I don’t think has been released yet) is a Quad – I have to get one of those!

I hope everyone else prepared well for this storm; I feel bad for anyone housebound without beer!

Cheers!


Samuel Adams – A Season for Saison

Saison is a beer style I enjoy, as long as it’s not too funkified – if you know what I mean!  Sam Adams continues to impress me with how they take strong beer styles and make them “user friendly”, introducing newer beer drinkers to different types of beer they might not normally try.

Their Rustic Saison Summer Beer is very true to the Belgian Style Saison, although has slightly more citrus taste and is less musty tasting.  There are some spicy notes, but overall the beer is pretty light with a Belgian twang finish.  It’s a perfect summer “kick back” beer, and totally hit the spot for me yesterday, as it was over 100 degrees!  Cheers – and stay hydrated!