Another week finally over. This was a beer that I was very excited to pick up from Half Time. Let’s see how it was.
Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This provision saison is great food’s best friend. Saison Renaud exemplifies a modern take on the traditional farmhouse ale. Made with just pilsner malt and Saaz hops, this recipe is made to truly let the assertiveness of our house yeast shine. Presenting a clean and crisp body, the spicy and fruity esters of the yeast prevail over a slightly earthy bitterness from the Saaz. The name. Renaud shows its French ancestry it naming after Bryan’s great grandmother, Florence Renaud, from Popple Dungeon, VT.”
Random: Today is cookie day, which means we’re going to be baking cookies all day.
This beer poured with a two finger, fluffy white head on top of a cloudy, straw yellow body with lots of visible carbonation. The nose was light with white grape, pear, white pepper and straw. The taste was nice and light. It had straw and fresh cut grass and moved quickly into pepper, light banana and clove. There was light citrus as well, specifically orange. Lemon oil came through as well. After a few sips, some bready yeast was present. The body was light and effervescent, almost like a champagne. There was no alcohol apparent on the beer. The finish was long with yeast and white pepper. For $12.99 a bomber, it’s definitely a pricey beer, but worth it. It’s a light saison with a lot of flavor that was easy drinking. If this is distributed in your area, definitely grab it. If you’re from New Jersey, you won’t find this one on your shelves, at least not yet.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0