If your intention is to stand out from the crowd, even in today's incredibly and increasingly diverse craft beer landscape in Australia, a beer such as this is the sort to do the trick. As the name suggests, Barrel Saison is a saison style ale that was fermented in oak, spending a month there before being dry-hopped then bottle conditioned for another three months.
The outcome is a very pale and spritzy beer, high in carbonation and light on the palate. There's a hint of lemon and oak in the aroma, a cleansing acidity and a finish that's as dry as you could wish for.
Published March 1, 2016 2016-03-01 00:00:00