Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Summit Unchained No. 24: Spring Saison

Summit Unchained No. 24: Spring Saison. 4.7% ABV. 30 IBU.

Hazed, pale yellow/orange hue, slim white head.

In the nose: there's the sweetness, the Belgian yeast, the fruit, and the bubblegum, all in one. Stone fruit and slightly tropical. Little side of spice.

In the mouth: All of the above, popping on the palate. Nice wheat-y texture. Spicy hops (Saaz, Cascade), spicy yeast, malt (rye, wheat, etc), and yet exceedingly smooth and expertly drinkable. Medium bodied, long finish, fits the style exactly. Tasty one, for sure, and certainly sessionable.

From the website: Unchained 24: Spring Saison represents the transition from winter to spring. Let the beer's tart, refreshing profile draw you outside and help you usher in the new season!

Not sure where they get the "tart" part. It's a bit of a stretch. It is refreshing, authentic, and a very nice  saison. Good work, Summit!

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