This is the second beer that my Mom picked up from the brewery for my birthday. They told her that they don’t usually bottle this beer, it’s a draught only. That sounds awesome. No one else in London will be drinking this beer here! (Turns out, that was a fib, it’s in bottle all the time now).
The bottle had no label on it, so when it came time for me to drink it, I totally forgot what it was. This was going to be interesting. I can’t remember what kind of beer I’m about to drink. Time to start searching Untappd for an answer.
First, let’s see what it looks like. It poured out dark orange and smelled sweet and hoppy. So now we know it’s not a porter or a stout. That knocks off three of their beers, and we know it’s not After Market, I just had that. That leaves us with King Street Saison. Really? It doesn’t look like a saison.
It tasted like a pale ale at first, crisp and hoppy with no real bite to it. But, as usual, as it warmed up, the taste changed. And this time, dramatically. It started to get stronger and the hops turned into bitter and wheat. The lacing on the glass can only be described as perfect. Each sip I took left a white ring. Every time!
By the end, yes, it was a pure farmhouse saison. It was pretty amazing at that point. I think what I need to do is have it on tap at the right temp. Maybe the next time I find myself in St. Jacob’s…
Country of Origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 4.6%
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle