Friday, August 14, 2009
Saison, Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver Colorado
Great Divide's farmhouse style ale offering is simply titled Saison - Known for their yeast presence they tend to be refreshing yet robust. Let's give Great Divide's a sample....
It pours a straw, near copper color with a white head.
The aroma is strong yeast with peppery spice. There is also orange and citrus at the end.
This Saison is bright and refreshing with a light/medium body. Yeast and peppery spice are present on the tongue, then citrus arrives at the end. There is also slight coriander in the finish.
The aftertaste is slightly sour and bitter with dominant citrus tones.
A wonderful, refreshing summer seasonal. At 7.3%, it holds it's own - yet the citrus and yeast keep it lively and fresh -