Our Strait-Lace Saison is extremely refreshing, effervescent and straw-coloured with moderate haze. Fermented with Belgian yeast, this ale features complex pepper and spice character, which we overlay on a bready Canadian barley/wheat malt base that finishes with subtle notes of biscuit and cracker, which are contributed by specialty malts from Red Shed Malting (Penhold, AB).
|Appearance:||Straw coloured, moderately hazy with delicate white head. Effervescent.|
|Aroma:||Cracked black pepper, clove phenol and background banana ester. Sweet malt, bread, and faint must character.|
|Flavour:||Peppery spicy with some clove on a bready base, which fades into a cracker-biscuit finish and lingers into the aftertaste. Mild bitterness takes back seat to spice, not cloyingly sweet in spite of low IBU rating.|
|Mouthfeel:||Peppery, spicy sensation on the tongue. High levels of carbonation. Light to medium bodied and refreshing.|
|Hops:||Czech Saaz for bittering.|
|Malts:||Canadian Pilsner and Wheat malts form the foundation of this beer, along with Rocky Mountain and Biscuit malts from Red Shed Malting (Penhold, AB)|
|Other:||Belgian ale yeast is responsible for adding substantial character to this beer.|