La Calavera made their name on funky, Bretty, barrel aged beers. But it stands to reason that they would need a couple of more traditional, less-confronting beers in their portfolio. After all, you’d need at least one warm up beer before tackling something like their rum barrel-aged dark sour!
So that is what we have here – a pretty traditional Belgian saison.
As you might expect, the beer pours a golden straw colour, slightly hazy and with a good, rocky foam. The aroma is a gentle mix of cereal, floral hops and of course a little of the saison farmhouse funk.
To taste, the beer is crisp and light with good carbonation. Citrus and a grassy note present early and there is an earthy bitterness that lies in behind. The finish is dry with a lingering spicy bitterness.
It is pretty much exactly what you’d want for this style of beer. Light and easy drinking, with more than enough flavour to keep things interesting, and ultimately thirst quenching.
The perfect beer for warm summer afternoons. Luckily for us we can enjoy it without need to harvest a row of crops first!