Category 12 Brewing Hiatus – Saison at 5% ABV | 16 IBU

Category 12 Brewing Hiatus Saison at 5% ABV | 16 IBU (C$4.37 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 25-May-2018, acquired 11-Sep-2018, reviewed 20-Sep-2018)

Appearance: hazy pale straw with one fat finger of rocky white head, excellent retention and heavy stringy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: cucumber, lemon zest, grainy pale malt, weed and grass. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, low bitter. (8/10) Medium-light body, moderate-high carbonation, dry short duration lightly bitter finish. (4/5)

Pretty much exactly what it says on the label: cucumber and lemon zest on a lightly funky Saison background make this pleasantly light and refreshing. I don’t understand why this is ranked so low on the usual suspect sites, other than people have a hate on for cucumber, or just plain don’t know what the hell they’re talking about: this is an excellent beer that is perfectly in keeping with the philosophy of the style. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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