Russell Brewing Co – Summer Daze Saison Review
The team at Russell Brewing knows how to pump out the seasonal ales and in that frame of mind comes the Summer Daze Saison. As a part of the Brewmaster Series of ales this beer comes just in time for the heat of summer. Pouring a golden colour with two fingers of lightly lacing head this beer smells of a lightly sweetened, well malted ale that has just the right amount of mild hop. Despite the light and seasonal appearance the Summer Daze still sports a 6% alcohol rating an an IBU of 30. The flavour is light and refreshing while maintaining a smooth and lightly creamy texture. The malted front builds with a touch of sugar sweetness while in the background the hop profile waits until the finish to make itself known. The Hop here is not overpowering and remains fairly mild but is definitely more noticeable than in your average saison. There is nothing that truly stands out but as will most Saisons that is an important feature. Containing a nice hop profile and higher than average ABV this summer ale remains light, sessionable and a nice choice for the hot summer days ahead.
Alcohol – 6.0%
IBU – 30
Size –650ml bottle
Price – $6.99 (Craft Beer Retailer)