Arcadian Brewing Co. Star Anise Saidon (6.1%)

This, dear reader, is something a little bit special and definitely worth hunting down.
Arcadian have made a delightfully earthy Saison with an aroma full of sweet farmyard and honeysuckle smells and a soft and chewy malting that gives you lashings of caramel and doughnuts, crunchy bread crusts and pancakes.
There’s a solid hit of hops as well, all steely herbal leaves and lemon sherbet, and of course you find all this underpinned by a seriously deep rich Saison yeast that makes the beer round and meaty.
But it’s the star anise that makes this into something more, added at the conditioning stage, it slowly works its way up through the beer bringing what I can only describe as a gentle mist of liquorice and aniseed.
Absolutely inspired.

Source: Pop’n’Hops

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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