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Tyson is a beer hound and cheese addict living in the beery metropolis paradise known as Manchester
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Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Eve Breakfast Beer Tasting: Weird Beard Saison

It’s Christmas Eve and so why not kick off this very traditional day with a very traditional drink? Well, traditional if you’re from Belgium or France, perhaps. But it is made by one of our own brewing upstarts, so it is as English as apple pie. It’s actually part of the Weird Beard single hop series which gives them a chance to play around with various styles using, you guessed it, a single hop. In this case; Nelson Sauvin.
It’s 500ml and bottle-conditioned. Now it’s styled as a Farmhouse Saison which I always think of as weaker, but in fact a lot of them are stronger: this one is 5.6%. It was very lively and poured golden with a large off-white head. The aroma was spiced yeast, honey and a little mango. Taste wise it delivered a good Saison kick of floral spice and some tart fruit flavours that led to a medium/fruity dry finish.

Tyson says: Does what it set out to. Recommended for the Saison fans.

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