The return leg of a two-part collaboration between Clare Valley and Dainton saw Dan travel to the Clare region in South Australia. Considering the first leg was the big, dark, barrel aged Black Forest Russian Imperial Stout, this time around the brewers decided to conjure something more tropical and summery. The Mango Saison saw eight kilograms of Kensington Pride mango puree added late in the ferment with a Belle Saison yeast.
Mango is extremely prevalent on the nose, with huge tropical, pure mango aromas launching from the glass. The mango colour is replicated in its cloudy, bright yellow appearance and clean, fluffy white head. The fruit dominates flavour wise too, backed up by some earthiness, with more typical saison esters taking a backward step in a beer that screams summer, finishing refreshing and dry.
- Mango Saison