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Okanagan Spring Brewery

Okanagan Spring Brewery
Forgotten Farmhouse Ale

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 4.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Okanagan Spring Brewery
Forgotten Farmhouse Ale

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 4.5%
Pale golden yellow color. Minerally, peppery aromas of white pepper, dried hay, slate, and fresh herbs with a soft, shy, finely carbonated, thin body and a smooth, medium-length croissant, lemon tart, grassy hop, and wet soil finish. An introductory-level saison for hop heads who want to veer into Belgian territory.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: white pepper, dried hay, slate, and fresh herbs
Taste Flavor: croissant, lemon tart, grassy hop, and wet soil
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Piccata, Ceviche, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An introductory-level saison for hop heads who want to veer into Belgian territory.

The Producer

Okanagan Spring Brewing Co.

The Producer
2801 27A Ave.
Vernon, BC V1T 1T5
Canada
1 250-542-2337

Saison

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Serve in a Tulip
Saisons are pale gold to golden orange in color and range in alcohol from 5-8.5%. These beers have a lively carbonation, refreshing citrus and fruity hop aromas and flavors, and a lingering peppery, dry finish. Originally brewed as farmhouse ales in the Belgian province of Hainuat, these beers were first brewed in the early spring for summer consumption. Contemporary Belgian saisons are brewed year round with pale malts, and are well-dosed with English and Belgian hop varieties. In addition to traditional French and Belgian saisons, many US craft brewers have taken to brewing saisons that feature a healthy dose of American hops. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Brasserie Dupont Saison Dupont, Brewery Ommegang Hennepin and Allagash Interlude.