Drink: Rhubarb Saison
Source: Wellington Brewery, Guelph, ON
Size: 355 mL bottle
Cost: $9.95 (1/4 bottles)
(This is the second of four beers from the Welly Re-Booted Mix Pack Vol. 2.)
This saison offers an interesting nose that evokes sour beers—likely the “farmhouse style yeast” used in the brew.
The beer’s rich golden hue suggests fresh pressed apple cider, but offers none of the sweetness thereof, instead only yielding the tart bitterness so characteristic of rhubarb stalk.
A clean finish that invites further drinking.
Although the tartness is initially off-putting, it is refreshing when served at the proper temperature, and is more inspired than the IPA offering.
Hoochsavvy Grade: B+