I was glad to see a saison come out of the fridge next and this delivered exactly what I wanted with traditional aromas of earthiness, bananas, cloves and a rich savoury note. The flavour backs this up – there’s that trademark ‘Belgian’ flavour supplied by the choice of yeast that gives this beer a beautiful funk with plenty of banana and bubble-gum in the mix.
This beer stays very faithful to style and if you’re a saison fan, you’ll love this. It’s not a subtle saison; the higher ABV has ramped up the mouthfeel and overall experience for the better.
Black Lodge are a brewery I’ve yet to really experience but if this is anything to go by, I’ll make a point to revisit them in the near future. I’m intrigued to find out what else they do.