Project 007 – Imperial Saison Black Currant

Class III · 750 ml · ABV 8% vol · IBU 30

Saison, meaning ‘season’ in French, was originally brewed by farmers in the French-speaking parts of Belgium. Brewers of this beer used raw materials that were available at the particular time of season, meaning that the character of the beer would vary from farm to farm and from month to month. Our tribute to this seasonal brew uses blackcurrant juice and a special yeast that produces a lot of dry flavor and high carbonation. This dryness, together with the taste of the blackcurrants, gives the beer a lightly vinous tone.

PAIRS WELL WITH


BBQ

Goat cheese

Asian food

Party

CHARACTERISTICS

Bitterness
Fullness
Hoppiness
Color

Brewmaster Daniel’s Comment


– Last year’s redcurrants gave a lot of acidity, so this year we wanted to take the beer back to a more mellow, fruity foundation with blackcurrants. It is also an extra bonus that they grow so prolifically in the woods around our brewery!

INGREDIENTS

Water, barley malt, wheat malt, oat malt, yeast, currant and hops.

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