I drink, and enjoy, anything from Bison. Anything. Their honey-basil ale is a perennial favorite. And I always wait anxiously for the holidays when I can track down their gingerbread beer.
The first word that comes to mind when I tried Saison de Wench: haunting.
Named for The Beer Wench, Ashley Routson, Saison de Wench starts with a perfumey aroma of rose petals. It's not heady, old-lady. It's subtly floral, but unmistakable. It's goes down smooth and then more earthy notes emerge. And it finishes with a bite of lemongrass that lingers on the palate. Haunting.
Jake and I battled over the bottle. I probably should have opened two. Here are the brewing specs...for the geeks.
Farmhouse Ale Brewed with Botanicals
Malts*: Two Row, Carapils, Wheat, Munich
Botanicals*: Roses, Hibiscus, Lemongrass
*All Ingredients 100% USDA Certified Organic
Food pairings I found: curries, ceviche, goat cheese, burrata, charcuterie, roasted chicken, truffles, salads, and fruits. We went with the roasted chicken: Roasted Honey-Basil Chicken.
I'm so glad I discovered this. It's a new favorite!