I’m firing on all cylinders at the moment when it comes to trying new breweries! Today’s beer is from South Downs based Burning Sky with a beer from, their core range: ‘Petite Saison’. I have very little experience with the saison style but I understand they often have that sort of farmhouse sourness to them while having a bit of spice and high carbonation levels. Very distinct from all the other styles I have previously review. At 3.5% ABV it is in the more traditional strength range for the style. Shout out to my manager for giving me this beer to review!
Visually the beer has a hazy, straw coloured hue with a big, foamy white head. The nose on the beer is rather fresh and aromatic reminding me of a crisp white wine. The flavour itself is very interesting. Lot’s going on with sharpness to the finish being balanced out by a touch of sweetness. There’s a little bit of black pepper kick and a nice lime citrus on the end. Surprisingly refreshing and very reminiscent of drinking a glass of white wine for me.
A quick note on the can art: Absolutely love this can design! People of all ages sitting around chatting and enjoying a beer is what drinking is all about in my mind. The colour scheme is really lovely as well.
I had this beer with my roast dinner on Sunday and I absolutely loved it together. I think it works really well with food. It is aged in white barrels and I think that really came through. Light, crisp and refreshing it’s a very good food pairing. The dry sharpness helped cut through the meat excellently. I’ve only had one saison before and it had ghost pepper in it, so the star of the show was the spicy heat. This beer has got me very intrigued and I really want to try more of this continental style.
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- Hops: Not Available
- Malt: Not Available
- IBU: Not Available
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes!