For their third can release, Season Ale, Melbourne-based urban farmhouse brewery La Sirène have arguably opted for a more traditional approach than with the beer's predecessors. While Urban Pale saw Costa Nikias and his team bring a heap of hops to the hazy farmhouse party and, in Citray Sour, combine the juiciest of fresh oranges with a delightfully refreshing acidity, here you've got something more akin to the saisons upon which the brewery first made its name.
A brewer with whom we shared our first cans reckons it sits in grisette territory and it's a good call. You'll pick up some of the characteristics delivered with more potency in the brewery's core Saison, just dialled down to one-standard-drink-per-gorgeous-green-can levels. There are soft lime curd, melon and passionfruit aromas and elements of both creaminess and crispness on the palate, while, at four percent ABV, there's a delicacy at play, aided by a drying, lightly spicy finish.
- Farmhouse Session Ale
Available nationwide from March 15, 2019