This intriguing Saison took years to perfect. Our Brewers worked tirelessly to brew an exquisite French-style Saison, while our industry leading Wood Cellar Team worked to mature the perfect Sour Golden Ale in large, French oak barrels called Foeders. The best of both worlds is brought-out with this Sour Saison – a traditional barrel-aged sour ale artfully blended with a rustic, champagne-like Farmhouse Ale. With over 20 years of barrel-aged sour experience and the largest Wood Cellar in the United States, we’re proud to offer Sour Saison as our first ever year-round, traditional sour ale that’s so uniquely New Belgium, it can’t be replicated.
Hybrid Belgian, French Saison yeast, House-mixed culture in foeder, including numerous strains of lacto, bretta and predio (partial batch)
Target, Hallertau Mittelfruh, Saaz, Liberty
Pale, Rye, Wheat
Goldenrod yellow, nearly opaque heavy sheen, large billowy white foam.
A pleasant mix of balanced aromas: lemons and cloves, mild white grape, white pepper, and coriander. Light tropical fruit and floral. Bread dough and cake batter with a smidge of barnyard bretta, grassy, and pine.
Sweet with a strong sour initially that fades but lingers slightly. Light bitterness.
Smooth but puckering and mouthwatering, astringent finish. Medium-light body.