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Herevana – North End – Saison Du Nectar

I purchased a mix case of North End beers, something from all parts of the spectrum, Sours, Saison, Pales to Stouts. A really nice bunch of people at BeerHug in NZ  sorted me out.

North End Brewing are based at Waikanae Beach Wellington 🇳🇿  New Zealand.

North End Salt and Wood Saison Du Nectar is a beer in the style that is Saison / Farmhouse – Flavored with an ABV of 4.5% this 1.04 standard drink units.

I’ve had a Berliner Weiss, A Sour, and now to move to a Saison. They’re all light beers, in the sense that they last their flavours do the work and carry them.

There’s some lovely aroma from that can, which isn’t over full :-), There’s a magnificent fruitiness sitting over that familiar mustiness that is a Saison.

That is interesting. You kind of expect it to be more towards the earthy, but surprisingly and pleasingly it isn’t and is more towards quite fruity and light.

The level of sweetness lends itself to bigger sips and sups than you might think you’re having. Not a problem.

It’s not the Saison I was expecting, this is fruitier, sweeter, juicier and loses some of that earthy/musty/yeastiness and that’s ok, I’m good with that. This was really nice, really enjoyable and I’d be happy to have another.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 on the arbitrary number scale. Extremely nice beer that delivers quite a surprising and enjoyable little twist on the style and turns this into a fruity and sweet adventure.

Music: Ed Dowie – The Obvious I – Spotify recommended this.

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.

Nectar is derived from the Greek word ‘nektar’, the favoured drink of the gods.  In our brewery we favour Farmhouse style beer, and Saison Du Nectar hits the spot.  The base beer is a Saison, the dried mango in the boil replaces the traditional Saison spices, yoghurt microbes create the sour character, and conditioning on the peaches and adds the extra juiceiness.  The result is a tart, fruity, and refreshing flavour.

Brewers Notes

Saison / Farmhouse – Flavored

The Flavored Saison, or Flavored Farmhouse Ale, is a refreshing, highly-attenuated, moderately-bitter, moderate-strength Belgian ale with a very dry finish with a clear flavoring element. Typically highly carbonated, and using non-barley cereal grains and optional spices for complexity, as complements the expressive yeast character that is fruity, spicy, and not overly phenolic. It features an harmonious marriage of the additive and beer, but still recognizable as a beer. The additive character should be evident but in balance with the beer. (For example: fruits, spices, herbs, vegetables, coffee, honey, chocolate, maple sirup, chilies, nuts, vanilla, liquor – BUT not including Smoked malt, barrel-aging or a Sour element resulting from the brewing process).


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