With their very expressive Morpheus yeast, it seemed only natural to apply their culture to a traditional Belgian style saison. The only trouble with the Alvinne boys is they do very little in a traditional, straightforward manner.
Their saison is a little different in that they blend a small amount of their Omega blond sour beer with the saison. They use just enough to add character without making the beer overtly sour.
So did they succeed?
The beer is a bit strong for a traditional saison, but certainly gives the beer more body and depth. There is an inviting fruit sweetness right at the start, with a crisp grainy body. Orange citrus, yellow berries, apricots, peaches, apples, water crackers and just a little sourness all meld with a solid hop bite and the Pandora’s box of funkiness that is Morpheus yeast.
It is refreshing, quite easy drinking, satisfying yet intriguing enough to have you looking for flavour spikes with each sip. There’s a lot to enjoy about this beer.