New Belgium French Oak Saison

New Belgium French Oak Saison

To understand "Belgian-style beer" is to understand Belgium's nuanced regions and historical past. To the north, we have Flanders, a region invaded and occupied by many foreign powers over hundreds of years, known for everything from white beer to oak-aged sour brown ales.  

To the south, we have Wallonia, a region known for its rich farmland, industrial coalfields, French culture and farmhouse ales like Biere de Garde and saison. Our French Oak Saison pulls inspiration from both regions by marrying a dry, hop-forward Wallonia-style saison with a golden ale soured in French oak foeders for 15 to 18 months -- a method derived from Flanders. The rye and spelt grains in the saison contribute to a medium-light body while the Huell Melon and Tettnang hops give aromas of honeydew and white pepper. 

The result is a rustic, goldenrod yellow saison offering pleasant lemon and white grape aromas and a bright, mouthwatering sourness with a clean, dry finish.

A true blending of inspirations. 

  • Style: Ale, Barrel Aged, Belgium, Farmhouse, Sour
  • Gravity: High Gravity (Above 6.2% by volume)
  • Available in: Bottle
  • What Kind of Party: Cook Out, Game Time, On The Water, Tail Gating, Upscale Event
  • Season: Year-Round
  • Type: Craft
  • Price: $$$

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