Just like you, but different
Thursday, BeerJerkNZ beer club night, and tonight it’s a Nomad Long Trip, A Saison. I love a good Saison.
..some fantastic unique..
This is our trip!!
Combination of pale and wheat malts, with the addition into the mash of a special variety of coffee beans from a local specialist roaster.
European and American hops then get combined with some fantastic unique Australian ingredients, like wattle seeds added at the end of the boil.
Our aim is to create a dry, clean and very sessionable Saison, with hints of coffee, citrus and spice..
So, What could possibly go wrong? Sun came out, summer arrived for the afternoon.
That has a really strong bold aroma on opening, that sour cider like freshness.
A Golden orange bright beer with a head that’s large and full, very well carbonated. It looks properly nice.
Lovely earthy aroma in the glass.
Sweetness grows into this and it becomes a full mouthfeel, full flavour beer that just keeps giving.
This is as good as saison as I think you could possibly hope to get, which is a bold statement, but if you don’t like the yeast profile, or the way that the other things seem to build in to a solid tasty refreshing beer then, well, you know, you can’t like every beer, but you’ve missed a treat with this.
This has all the things I wanted in a Saison, in spades.. Those BeerJerk chaps have hot upon other gem and have again delivered.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. My recons is that this is between very good and great, and I can’t do a half. It is however very good, perhaps doublepplus good in Orwell money.
The double dip review
Music for this: ” Kid Koala ” with ” 12-Bit Blues” on Spotify
Eric San (born December 5, 1974), who records under the name Kid Koala, is a Canadian DJ, turntablist, musician and an author of graphic novels
Fruity esters dominate the aroma. Clarity is good with a large foamy head on top. The addition of several spices and herbs create a complex fruity or citrusy flavor. Light to medium bodied with very high carbonation. Alcohol level is medium to high.