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8 Wired Brewing Co.
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Saisons have been around for ages. Traditionally brewed by Belgian and French farmers to provide refreshment during harvest. I'm guessing that flavour wasn't a main concern back then; the priority was to provide a beverage that was safe to drink, because water usually wasn't. Never the less, over time they developed a beverage chrarissed by beer geeks of the modern world. The alcohol content was low, so the workers could consume enough to keep hydrated and still perform their job: To load the barn with enough barley for next years brewing season. I bet these hardworking, humble farmers never imagined, that centuries later, their style of brewing would inspire brewers from all over the world. As all our beers, this is a very modern, you might say new world, interpretation of this style. Based on the tradition we have used a French Saison yeast, which provides a plethora of funky, earthy, very "Belgian" flavours. From there we have upped the ante a fair bit by doubling the amount of malt, and thereby the alcohol, and loaded the kettle with punchy Nelson Sauvin hops. Unlike the original, this is not a beer meant to be drunk by the gallon. Moderation is the key for full enjoyment of all great beers.
(Beer added by: ADZA on 07-22-2011)
Ratings & Reviews
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Pours a dark golden, almost orange hue that is fairly clear with a few centimetres of white head that falls away at a moderate rate.
S - Sauvin Saison is an apt name. Tropical fruity characters abounds with paw paw & melon being the stand outs.
T - The tropical fruit flavours continue into the taste with some sweet candy/bubblegum character also coming through. The is a subtle hint of earthy/funky yeast character.
M - Lighter side of medium bodied, a bit sweet up front and in the middle but finishes dryish.
O - A decent 'new world' saison but I generally prefer my saisons drier and more yeast character coming through. Still worth trying though.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2011 09:29:25 |
More by brendan13
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This brewery is definately becoming one i look forwards to everytime something new is released they just keep pushing the envelope in a good way and this Saison pours a golden copper hue with nice carbonation that leaves behind a creamy two finger head and a rim of lacing,the smell is boiled candy,lychee,Sav Blanc grapes and gooseberries and it really does smell like a nice Sav Blanc,it has a medium bodied smooth creamy mouthfeel and has tastes of belgian funk,gooseberries,lychee,paw paw and finished with a tropical fruity dryness and overall i could drink this all night as the ABV is so well hidden it only feels like 5% and this brew really showcases NZ hops in the light they should be shown a tropical punch explosion,thoroughly recommend.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2011 07:07:10 |
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