Lemon Drop Saison
When Chris first came to meet Dave he brought a bottle of homebrew with him – a saison. Dave and Emma liked it enough that, once they decided to offer Chris a job, they asked him to brew a version for Wild Horse. Saisons are traditional farmhouse beers from the Wallonia region of Belgium. They were originally brewed by farmers during the quiet winter months and stored until the summer, when they would be brought out to sustain groups of thirsty seasonal farm workers. In keeping with these origins, we wanted our saison to be light, refreshing and moreish. Lemon Drop hops – a new variety that we are using for the first time – provide a citrusy counterpoint to a spicy saison yeast strain, backed up by some Czech Sladek hops for added complexity.