Old Abbey Ales has become well known for their Innovation Series of limited release beers. In the lineup comes the Dry Hop Saison. From the 650ml bomber bottle comes a beer that appears as a slightly cloudy, dark-golden colour with three fingers of lightly lacing head. From the Dry Hop Saison comes a citrus aroma with spicy-pepper and a thick wheat tone on the nose. A hop bitterness pairs with an orange-peel like aroma to add a little something extra into the brew. The body is mid-weight with a fairly strong carbonation factor. The flavour has an initial hit of citrus and a kick of booziness before the pepper spice kicks in. As the pepper continues to grow, the hop character also emerges making for a complex and rather deep, bitter finish. A nice combination of pepper, citrus and hop bitterness with a boozy kick make this beer a tasty and rather unique take on the Saison style.
“Like summer sun in a hayfield. Spicy black pepper and orange zest on the palate. Noble hops give subtle bitterness and structure.”
5 Alcohol – 6.4%
Size – 650ml
IBU – 35
Price – $7.95 (Craft Beer Retailer)