Saisonztraminer begins as a delicate farmhouse saison. After the brew house, the wort is blended with gewürztraminer grape juice and then co-fermented using the brewery’s Belgian house yeast. The result is a beer with all the peppery phenols and lively effervescence of a traditional saison, but with flavors of rose petals, lychee fruit and honeysuckle, and vinous minerality that would be impossible to achieve without co-fermentation. The aroma opens with lychee and pear, resolving to sweet honey and black pepper. The gewürztraminer is present immediately, lending a unique wine-like character to the beer, which has a crisp, dry finish.
Cooperstown, NY 6.7% ABV
12 oz $12