Beeroween 2012 – Day 4 – Granville Island Brewing – Limited Release Saison
It’s Beeroween time. This year, we celebrate the 6 Spectres of Beeroween.
Big props to the Great Ghoul for providing this tasty brew.
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.
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.
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Halloween_street02 by Pooleside, the_scream_delay_fx by thanvannispen, horror ambience 14 by klankbeeld.