Four Winds Brewing Co. – Saison Review
The Four Winds Brewing Company has entered the bottled beer market with great fury. First the large 750ml bottle conditioned beers won the hearts of BC Craft Beer drinkers and now the four packs of smaller 330ml bottles are doing the same. One of the first to come in this convenient sized package is the Saison. This particular saison pours into the glass with two fingers of thick and fluffy head which settles slowly leaving light lacing on the glass’ sides. The aroma of the Four Winds Saison is warm with wheat notes, light clove and coriander along side a floral and lightly fruity tone. The smell forecasts a lightly sweetened, floral and flavourful beer. Tasting this saison the aroma was nice but did not do it justice. Starting off with a thicker than expected texture the wheat notes are paired with a traditional pilsen style malt for a balanced and well malted base. Through the flavour profile some light fruit tones become known along side a touch of clove. Closer to the finish a light hopped bitterness coincides with the wheat tones balancing the whole experience and leaving a fantastically balanced finish. This truly is one of the best Saison BC has to offer. It is traditional but a cut above in still remaining unique and most importantly extremely delicious.
Alcohol – 6.5%
IBU – 30
Size – 330ml bottles
Price – $10.80 – 4 Pack (Craft Beer Retailer)
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