Beeroween 2012 – Day 4 – Granville Island Brewing – Limited Release Saison

Hello friends,

It’s Beeroween time. This year, we celebrate the 6 Spectres of Beeroween.

Big props to the Great Ghoul for providing this tasty brew.

Granville Island Brewing Saison

Granville Island Brewing Saison

To hear the audio review, click Play below. For the plain text, keep reading, although I encourage you to ignore the text if possible and use your ears to virtually experience the review. Think of it as the enhanced version.


Text Review

Paper Baggin it?

This brew showed up in a funky paper bag – a gift from the Great Ghoul when I wasn’t looking.
On the 4th day of Beeroween,the great ghoul gave to me, something with not a pumpkin to be seen.

Indeed this is true, it’s not a pumpkin beer, but it’s halloweeny in that it’s in an orange bottle. 😉

This Saison beer is a limited release from Granville Island

Brewing and I am eager to try it as I thoroughly enjoyed the last GIB beer I had last Winter called Jolly Abbott.

Let’s pour. Lots of thick pillowy dense foam on this one, looks like a Hefe underneath all that – no floaties but translucent.

Let’s Smell. Spicy/Fruity/Sour (raisins, grapes, sour apple).

Let’s Taste. Oh that’s very nice! Less peppery than another local Saison – more subtle. Medium tight carbonation – initial sip sour fruit dancing on the sides of my tongue, finishes tart with a slight sweetness.

Definitely worth the buy. It’s a limited release so it might be tricky to find but it’s probably a good foray into the Saison style if you haven’t tried one.

Well that’s all for now. See you next time for Beeroween Day 5. 🙂
Happy Beeroween everyone.

The following sound samples were used courtesy of Freesound.org
Halloween_street02 by Pooleside, the_scream_delay_fx by thanvannispen, horror ambience 14 by klankbeeld.

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