Dageraad Brewing The Bright Side – Saison at 4.2% ABV

Dageraad Brewing The Bright Side Saison at 4.2% ABV (C$4.36 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 25-Jul-2018, acquired 13-Feb-2019, reviewed 21-Feb-2019)

Appearance: clear bright straw with two fingers of fluffy white head, good retention and minimal spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: zesty citrus, Belgian yeast, crackery pale malt, dry hay funk. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, low bitter. (8/10) Palate: light body, effervescent carbonation, off-dry tart and lightly funky finish. (4/5)

So I spent the entire pint whistling the eponymous Monty Python song – which is not necessarily a bad thing. Purists might argue that the addition of lemon juice and zest makes this less of a Saison, but I think it’s completely in keeping with the philosophy of the style. It’s a thirst-quenching beer that finishes clean and crisp, with a low ABV that means you can drink pretty much arbitrary amounts of it – what’s not to like? (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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