In this beer blog, we are going to get into a beer from Highland Brewing on this blog. We are going to sample Saw-Whet Saison Ale. Highland Brewing was founded 1994. It took them four years later in 1998 to start product in 12oz bottles. It took this craft brewery to open their taproom in 2010. Let us get into this saison.
It has a cloudy golden color with a white constant head. The smell has a citrus to Belgian spice notes. The taste has a refreshing to citrus notes with a refreshing citrus aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.highlandbrewing.com):
This farmhouse ale shows off a complex malt bill and a unique, spicy yeast, with subtle citrus notes. Astutely hopped for balance and dimension, while finishing exceptionally dry. A perfect beer to transition from winter to spring.
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Closing, I am always looking for new and different Farmhouse Ales. All of my craft beer friends know that and they are always bring me some saison ales that I never had. This is the story behind this brew. It came from my friend that was down south and saw it. I want to thank my friend Nick for this brew. I like it. It is almost like Belgian white not a saison. All saisons are different and that is what makes these beers challenging and awesome for the beer drinker. This is why I like this beer and I wished I could recommend it. It has been discontinued by the brewery. I highly recommend it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser