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Herevana – The ladder – Urbanaut – Imperial Saison

I quite like a Saison and so the idea that you can crank that up to something else is extremely appealing, to me. I’ve started with this, the 1st of 3 special beers I’m going to enjoy, hopefully, this afternoon/evening. I’m going to keep the same glass too, I’ll get a rinse, but I don’t want to forgo the festival feeling and keep bring out a new glass each time. That and lazy.

This comes in one of the dinky small 200ml cans that Urbanaut use in some of their products, notably their blender series, but that’s ok, it weighs in at the heavier end of the ABV scale, so thing substance over bulk.

Urbanaut Brewing Co make the Urbanaut Imperial Saison in Auckland 🇳🇿 and it’s clearly in the style that is a Saison / Farmhouse – Flavored  with an ABV of 10.0%

I was surprised and not at the same time, that this 200ml is the equal to 2 drink units in NZ.

The can cracks with a lovely noice and there a sweetish aroma. I’ll get that the pour is gorgeous and this has the fluffy whitest head that made me smile, and it looks a lovely shade of hazy orange out of the way. These are all important things though, they set up what comes next.

In the glass this has a familiar mustiness and there’s a lovely sweet aroma in there too.

Wow, that’s a big beer, and there’s a whole carnival of flavours clamouring about and jostling away. There’s some bitterness there too, but it gets bullied away.

As it warms up it deepens and for me gets a more oaked dryness about it, that deep dryness, and the sweetness falls away a little.

But that sweetness, oh that sweetness, it really is delicious and shy, so that the curious in you searches for it and is rewarded because it is swarth savouring and pondering over this

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 on the arbitrary number scale. A big 8, closer to the 9. Despite all the bigging this up I really missed that mustiness and rawness, but that doesn’t make it anything other than a really good beer on my somewhat arbitrary scale of things, it’s not scientific. I really did enjoy the smaller size, for this beer it’s just about perfec.

An absolute masterclass in how to make a familiar and traditional style just that much better.

I listened to the killers and their new Album: Pressure Cooker. I’m not sure that I’ve not missed the reason behind this. But it played away entertaining the ears whilst I tried to think of new words.

Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.

Gather ’round saisonniers! Bask in the warmth of this zesty wee beer, a triple saison boasting deliciously fruity esters with delicate notes of mandarin, peach and grapefruit and a just of peppery spice to liven up the senses

Urbanuat – can notes

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