“Brett saison with sour cherries and cranberries added during aging in oak barrels.”
Appearance: Mild-medium amber with a deep orange tint. It hardly produces any head with a thin ring struggling to leave any lace behind.
Aroma: Holy moly it’s actually quite sour! There’s a distinct lacto sharpness to it which provides the heady lemon, sour apple, yoghurt-like funk and white wine vinegar. Also picking up unripened peach, apricot, fruity white wine, subtle Angostura bitters, dank herbals and a dry, musty barnyard quality. Wow, that’s a really complex aroma…diggin it big time.
Flavour: The sourness is slightly more restrained and the citrus/fruit side of it is emphasized. There’s a really dominant lime flavour upfront which blends with the more classic Saison features i.e musty barnyard, Angostura bitters, peppery spice and earthy herbals. There’s something rather dank to it but we can’t quite put our finger on it though. Nice dry finish with a lick of tangy citrus and musty funk.
Mouthfeel: Pretty light on, effervescent and approachable which is impressive considering the 7% ABV and slightly acidic sourness.
Overall: It has been a seriously long time between drinks for us and LTM. Everything we’ve ever had from them has been top notch so it’s great to see them and their old world styles back on our shores. Keep em coming!