Temple beer saison


temple_saison“Temple Saison is a dry and refreshing farmhouse ale with a complex fruity flavour and aroma enhanced by the addition of a unique blend of spices.”

From the bottle this initially poured nothing but foam so pour slowly. Served in a wide-rimmed tulip glass the cloudy orange pour produced a huge fluffy 1 inch head that persists but eventually reduces to a firm covering on top. Much to our surprise there wasn’t a lot of lacing left behind. Aroma is lightly hopped, fruity and spicy with a hint of herbs. Lovely notes of lemon candy, peach, banana and stone fruit come forward while spice and a touch of funky yeast sit quietly in the background. In the mouth its quite frothy with medium body and high carbonation. Upon the palate the flavours display plenty of citrus tang and spice. A discreet sourness in the mid-palate is boosted with hints of tart lemon which delivers an ever so slightly phenolic, dry and essentially citric finish. The 6% ABV is right on the money, it can’t be detected in flavour but does offer a slight head buzz. All in all, there isn’t a great deal happening here but it’s safe to say it’s a clean, refreshing Aussie Saison. Not a bad offering at all.