Far Yeast Brewing ‘Kagua’ Saison


“Fruity and dry farmhouse ale with refreshing yuzu aroma”

Glassware: Tulip.

Appearance: Hazy burnished orange with a thumb of fizzy white head. It doesn’t take long to settle at the rim with an egg shaped mounting floating in the middle.

Aroma: Really unique. The first thing that comes to mind are numerous floral perfumes i.e lavender, verbena, sage and rosemary. Maybe a hint of musk as well. Plenty of peppery spice as a good Saison should plus a hint of tart yellow citrus – only one Japanese citrus can smell like that and that is the one and only yuzu! Decent ester/phenol profile, little bit of farmyard funk. Pretty good.

Flavour: Doesn’t seem to have the same amount of pizzazz as the aroma. Picking up much more restrained notes of floral perfumes, citrus, peppery spice and wheaty farmyard funk. Something kind of dry and musty happening as well. A bit of a less than impressive finish of wheaty malts, pepper and yeast esters.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy and well rounded. Slightly flat though. Medium body. 6% ABV well concealed.

Overall: Unsure about this one. It certainly has the bones of a good Saison plus the aroma was great but the tired flavour profile and lack of Co2 was the let down for us. Not sold.