Appearance: clear lemon under a vibrant, huge, fluffy white head of mousse. Sticks to all available surfaces on my glass. Swirls sticky, blotchy, puffy, and enticing.
Nose: lemon zest, Curacao orange rind with a smidge of oily zest. Chamomile and lavender. Orange blossom. Grains of paradise. Key lime. Basil and thyme – subtle but there.
Palate: yum! Medium-light body reveals basil, thyme, and straw in the back of each swallow for refreshing parchment leading right into each thirst-quenching quaff. Lemon and key lime essence underneath – bright and fresh. Curacao in the finish. Grains of paradise are a faint drizzle while not standing out in any one spot. Lavender in the breath.
Final Thoughts: an amazing tapestry of aromas and flavors that worked together without losing any sense of their original identity. A tasty American interpretation of the classic Belgian saison.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)