Saison brewed with ginger and pink grapefruit?
Don’t mind if I do.
This is a delightful little Saison, it’s delicate, gentle, soft and yet immensely satisfying.
Pouring a lovely light gold, the smell is bread dough and top soil and sweet summer fruit.
The malting is chewy and succulent, lots of freshly baked crusty bread, apple cores and white pepper, and the hops are dry and sunny, bracken and hazel leaves.
And in the background there’s that lovely Saison yeast fug, all soil and figs, straw and a hint of woodland mushrooms.
But the addition of root ginger and pink grapefruit is what takes this beer into a whole different place.
The ginger gives a good piquancy, prickling away at you with its spicy heat while the grapefruit brings a zesty freshness that makes your tongue tingle.
What a lovely beer this is.
Source: Cotteridge Wines