With summer here, saisons are back in full force. Since we took on, what seemed like, 1000 saisons last summer, there weren’t that many new ones on the shelf for us to have this year. That’s when I caught wind of Beau’s Patio Saison being released at the LCBO. From what I’ve heard from my Ottawa beer friends, it’s great. Up until now, it was only available up there.
I was looking for it, but hadn’t seen it yet. Then, one day, Jackie came over and just happened to have brought beer with her. It’s as if she knows what admission price is. I took it to my parents’ house on Friday when the fam was over for a swim and dinner. The parents, not being drinkers, don’t have decent beer glasses, so every time I’m there, it’s an adventure to find a vessel to drink from.
Normally, I can find a big glass that fits most of a 500ml beer, but these Beau’s are 600ml. That leaves a lot left in the bottle. I had to resort to the biggest “glass” I could find: a big, plastic, flowery lemonade glass that I swear is as old as I am! Needless to say, not the best choice.
I poured it out slowly, since there was a lot of spooge in the bottom. As I did, the plasticness of the glass grabbed the bubbles and exploded them into a monstrous head that never dissipated. It was the consistency of whipped cream. I still had a lots left in the bottle, so I slowly got what I could into the “glass”, the rest, I just opened up and downed.
It smelled like a saison, all wheaty and citrusy. It tasted like a saison too; wheaty, dry and a little bitter on the booty.
I really enjoyed this one! That makes two in a row (Wag the Wolf is a top 10 contender). Either I’m starting to like Beau’s or they are making better beer…..
Country of Origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 5.9%
Vessel: Flowery plastic cup by way of bottle