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Beer – #910 – Brekeriet – Brillant

Brekeriet Brillant. A Saison. Beer Club beer, and another in the job lot of Swedish beers lately.  They’ve been alright though, and the BeerJerk NZ beer club is proving good value for money and an enjoyable weekly treat, and I know what beers are coming up in the next few weeks 🙂

…fermented…

This is a 330ml bottle of a beer that is 165 calories a serve and 6.5% ABV, this is around 1.5 standard drink units NZ

Brewed by Brekeriet this is in the style that is a  Saison and they are Landskrona, Sweden

An elegant and slightly tart saison style ale, fermented with multiple strains of saccharomyces and brettanomyces yeast.

Brilliant of course

This is an elegant and simple example of a classic saison fermented with multiple strains of saccharomyces and brettanomyces yeast. It is tart, dry, effervescent and a little funky. While hops and malt commonly take the centre stage, here it is really the yeast that shines with flavours reminiscent of white wine, pepper, fresh dough, clove and spices

Brilliant is carbonated naturally in the bottle, leaving a thin layer of yeast on the bottom. Some people prefer to pour in the yeast and others leave it in the bottle, it is really down to personal taste.

So, What could possibly go wrong?

Cidery fruit vinegar like aroma on opening, love that aroma.

I prefer mine cloudy and so it all went in, yeast sediment and all, turning an effervescent light beer into a lovely cloudy yellow with a big pillow of white head.  Loving it so far.

Aroma in the glass is yeasty fruity  with a hint of the sour.

Wow, and everything leading up to that brings forth a complex and yet simple brilliance.

Picked the right glass too, as the aroma wells inside, the lovely hint of the beer to come.

I’d also say that this is so much less musty and dusty as other Saison beers, which is noticeable and also pleasing at the same time that they’ve managed to cram all that into a beer without losing anything.

I really like this, then again I like the style, and I think that you’re mad if you see one and don’t buy it in my opinion.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 9 of its things from the thing. This is outstanding, and there I was thinking that it wasn’t the weather. This is light and just brings sunshine in,  Lovely light funky yeasty beer that looks lovely, and jit ust makes you smile.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? Beer Jerk NZ  beer Club
  • Am I enjoying it? Yes
  • Would I have another? Yes, I would, I really would.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Yes this is a lot of good beer in a glass, it has many things that make it worth sharing and I think it’s outstanding in the style and of the style. Mad if you see one and don’t buy it in my opinion.

Music for this:  Leo Sayer ‘ and his ” Greatest Hits” on Spotify 

Orchard Road” is a song recorded by Leo Sayer for his album Have You Ever Been in Love. The song made number 16 on the UK Singles Chart in 1983.

SAISON

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.

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