A real gem of a barrel-aged sour, bright rhubarb shows elegantly in this dry, complex Saison.
Jérôme Rebetez, CEO/founder: “I studied winemaking then I noticed I could never stand a boss, so I decided to build up a brewery in 1997 without any cash, but thanks to a prize in a TV show, I could start my project.” The brewery is located in a small village of 2,000 people, so it’s wild that this beer makes it all the way to Los Angeles, but we’re lucky to have it. I think this beer is just about perfect when it comes to balancing the fruit, sourness, complexity and barrel complexity. If you like this, look out for “abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien” from the same brewery - an 11% sour ale that really rides the flavor line between wine and beer.
Brewery: Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes Saignelegier, Switzerland
Style: Saison Brewed with Rhubarb 6.0%
Flavor Profile: Fresh Rhubarb, Oak, Rosé type sweetness
Palate: Med Bodied, Low Sourness, Tannic, Dry, Pleasant Acidity
Food Pairing: Shrimp and Chorizo Paella (but really, this is kind of a perfect all-around food beer)