Otterbank Brewing So, It Begins Saison 330ml
Otterbank Brewing So, It Begins
So, It Begins was fermented initially with Ardennes yeast before resting for 18 months in Pinot Noir & Chardonnay oak barrels with a blend of Lacto, Pedio & Brett cultures. The barrels were then blended into stainless and aged for 6 months at 0° before being bottled with more Brett & conditioned for a further 3 months before release.
This mixed form of Saison pours an inviting mahogany brown, the enticing aromas emanating from the glass can be picked up mid pour. Bruised red apple, pear, blackcurrant, vanilla and a hint of spice are the predominant nasal notes luring you in. A classic Saison pepperiness and funky farmyard Brett take over once it hits the tongue, with a hint of bruised apple rejoining the party. The barrel influence is also strong, with oak spice and warming heat coming in at the end. Flavour and brightness are maintained with a lively palate scrubbing natural carbonation and a clean, dry finish.