Tag Archives: Saison

Poppyland Brewery: The King Is Dead, Long Live The King

From the moment I first came into contact with Cromer’s Poppyland Brewery, on holiday in North Norfolk, I fell in love. Martin, the brewer, owner, main man, had been the curator of Cromer Museum and the host of many North … Continue reading

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A Lovely Pair From Signature Brew

Festival Saison (4.8%) With its light but unmistakable yeast fug, and with a wash of Yuzu and melon from the hops, this is a very nice little Saison. The aroma mixes wafts of distant farmyard sweet silage with sticky apricot … Continue reading

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Burnt Mill Brewery Tribute Of The Hills (6.4%)

This Kveik Farmhouse Ale has been brewed with Lemon Verbena, honey and rice, along with US and Antipodean hop varieties, and all this makes for a terrific beer. There’s a lovely warm and damp woodland fungal funk rumbling away under … Continue reading

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Solvay Society: Belgian Inspired Beer From London

Minimise (3.2%) is a Table Saison, and it’s far better than I was anticipating.
In fact it’s really rather good.
A sticky caramel and brown sugar, wholemeal bread and honey malt body gives that beer plenty pf backbone, while German hops provide … Continue reading

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Unity Brewing Co. Land Of Sunshine (5.8%)

Lip puckeringly, tongue twizzlingly dry, this dry hopped Apricot Saison is something rather special. The apricot purée is fleshy and fruity, has that fuzzy skin feel that only apricots (to me at least) possess, and adds a delightful fresh aroma. … Continue reading

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