10 September 2016
Savour Saison (Waitrose) By @SpectreUK
This Saison pale ale was brewed in mind for the farm workers around Windsor during the Summer Harvest. Traditionally Saison is brewed in Belgium earlier in the year to be drunk in the summertime. Savour Beer, in Windsor, brewed this 5% volume golden ale, using World hops and lemongrass was also added in the brewing. This gave the beer a very zesty citrus smell on opening. On taste this Saison had an initial crisp and citrusy bitterness from the hops and additional lemongrass giving it an extra kick, with the malts firmly in the background like a solid foundation watching the hops bounce cheerfully around my tastebuds. I found this a very satisfying and refreshing drink on a lazy, hot and damp Saturday afternoon. Can see why the farmers like it for a break from their toils.