New Glarus Thumbprint Series Saison
From New Glarus – Saison, the original Farmhouse Ale, was the refreshing invention of thirsty Belgian farmers. Wisconsin pale barleys brewed with Grains of Paradise in this bright new copper hued ale. Deceptively approachable, its complicated fermentation incorporates a blend of three Belgian yeast strains and is fully bottle conditioned. Fresh hops snap with lemon zest and peppery ginger notes, lending to its enigmatic personality. Enjoy, as this sassy Wisconsin Saison is at its best thirst quenching drinkability now.
New Glarus Brewing – New Glarus Thumbprint Series Saison – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. Abv not listed, estimated abv. 5-7% abv.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a tight cap of white.
Aroma: Magnificent fresh fruit: grapes, pear, apple. Floral too.
Taste: Sharp spicy belgian yeast, ripe honey dew, literally perfume,banana, modest Euro hop spice.
Mouthfeel: High prickly carbonation ,juicy.
Overall: Saisons seem to have a ton of room for interpretation. While I enjoyed the beer for what it was, it was a bit big, sweet and fruity for my personal Saison tastes.