In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into New Belgium Saison Harvest Ale. This beer was their fall seasonal back in 2007. Every season, New Belgium brings back seasonal back to life in their sampler pack. The sampler pack comes with two bottles each of three of their selected everyday beers. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know New Belgium Brewery. Let us get into this Saison Ale.
It has a nice clear golden color with a nice white constant head. There is some nice small constant bubbles in middle of the beer. The aroma has a nice Belgian spicy notes. The taste has a nice refreshing citrus notes with some spice kick. The aftertaste has citrus finish. It is extremely drinkable.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Brewed with a yeast harvested from Belgium, our SAISON has a just-picked freshness reminiscent of the farm-house ales produced each fall in Blegium. Pale bronze in color, this delicately hopped ale has a bright, yeasty, artisanal quality worthy of toasting those long autumn sunsets.
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Ending, I really love this beer and I wish it was still in six packs form. I love how this brewery change-up their seasonal every two to three years. It could be a good thing or a bad thing. If there is a seasonal that you are not a fan of it, you will be looking forward to the new one to come out. I love how they revisit some of their old seasonal in their sampler pack. This is a perfect and true to the classic saison style. It is not overly hop but it is not under hop. It is refreshing and keeps you coming back for more beer. I recommend this beer and their fall sampler pack. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser