Australia | Saison | 6.8%
Black Dog’s Saison features a unique fusion of flavours. The funky yeast aroma is tempered by citrus hops on the nose and a grainy earthiness that gives way to a complex set of flavours that are at once fruity and bitter, spicy and malty. Home grown Aussie Cascade and local Topaz hops are used to add a fruity and resinous bitterness and it all finishes with a refreshingly tart, dryness. It has the classic characteristics of a French/Belgian farmhouse ale but with a distinctive new world edge. At 6.8% it’s nothing to be sneezed at, but remind yourself or you’ll barely notice the alcohol content as you reach for a second after a long hot day on the wheat fields. Or in the office. Or in the kitchen. Or at the beach.