In this beer blog, we are going to sample out the new Spring Seasonal from Ommegang Brewery. It is called Glimmerglass Spring Saison. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Cooperstown Craft Brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this Spring Seasonal.
This Saison has a slight cloudy yellow color with a constant white head. The aroma has a refreshing malty, hop, and hint of pepper. The taste has a light carbonated malty to fruit notes with a nice pepper finish for the aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Glimmerglass – The name given to our lake by James Fenimore Cooper – is a beautiful body, nested between gentle mountains, it reflects any object held up to it, just as it reflects our joy at the arrival of each spring. To help celebrate, our new spring saison offers a perfect balance of maltiness and hops, with a touch of yeasty fruitness and whiff of pepper.
Here is a description from their website (www.ommegang.com):
Author James Fenimore Cooper gave the name ‘Glimmerglass’ to the beautiful body of water that graces Cooperstown. Nestled between gentle mountains, it reflects any object held up to it, just as it reflects our joy at the arrival of each spring.
Deep straw to light amber in color with a thick, pure white head. The saison yeast strain gives off fruity aromas of pear, apple and slight citrus balanced with a delicate floral hop character and a touch of spiciness. Taste is very clean, with pronounced fruit flavors, delicate bready malt followed by welcomed spicing. Crisp finish with lingering yet subtle notes of yeast and touches of fruity pepper.
Available for a limited time each Spring in 12oz bottles and 1/2 bbl kegs.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I love pretty much all the beers that Ommegang Brewery. I had the chance to visit the brewery over a weekend and I had a ton of fun. I love the brewery tour and had a chance to try rest of their line up of beers. I have to call like it is for this brew. Ommegang Brewery needs to open their eyes and see what is going on in the beer industry. How many more saisons do we need from you or in the market? I get this saison is a little different than their everyday one, which is their Hennepin Ale. This beer is below average for their standards. They have done a great job on the Games Of Thornes beers. I just feel that the market is not looking for another saison. I have to say this is a good to great beer. I love how much flavor is in it. I love the pepper notes in the aftertaste. I like it until I realize how much I paid for it. Their beers are great. I just feel they do not live up to the price you paid at retail. It is not the case for all their beers. Please, keep that in mind. I recommend you trying this beer and the rest of their beers. Let me know your thoughts on this Spring Saison. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser