Man everyone is trying to get in the farmhouse game these days. The Belgian wit and hef purveyors of the late 2000s are now tossing weak ass Westmalle strain in tanks and acting like they served a nickel.
Mass producer Victory isn’t exactly who you think of when you imagine artisanal Saisons. It’s usually the hit you see on a restaurant menu and sigh before resigning yourself to a prima pils.
Enter their new offering. A sessionable saison. Right out the gates this just looks lackluster, pasteurized, a lazy pilsner aspect with admittedly beautiful carb. The problems begin from there on in.
If you are really into landscaping, eating Christmas wreaths, or botanical adventures with juniper bushes: you will love this uninspired beer. The yeast presents an off putting and substantial degree of esters and clove, overripe banana. It’s like De Ranke decided to start taxing girls without the hat.
The taste is even worse, how did this happen?
Seasonal release beer brewed w/ German & American whole-flowers, 2-row German malts, Rye, Oats & Wheat. Spiced w/ peppercorn & fresh lemon zest. Belgian saison yeasts.
Well that’s a long way of saying “we are going to brew a beer with an insubstantial malt bill then overload you with disgusting vegetal adjuncts.” Drop a glade plug in into Avril and burn some pine cones and you have this grassy aserose nightmare.
Amongst the worst Saisons I have ever tried, not fit for a South African jail.
MFW this is someone’s first taste of “Saisons”