Import Craft Beers – 8 Wired Saison Sauvin


8 Wired Saison Sauvin

8 Wired – Saison Sauvin:  From New Zealand, this saison measures up at 7.0% alcohol and was poured from a 16.9 oz bottle at home. We are getting access to a lot of their beer in Vancouver, BC which is pretty exciting because they offer pretty good stuff.

Aroma and Appearance: Pours a clear gold colour with lots and lots of foam, rapid rising bubbles and an aroma of grassy, earthy hops.

Flavour: Grassy malts (like a pilsner) with a touch of sour here and there, a nice dry bitter finish accompanied by a light effervescent body that the style is known for and has a flavour similar to some white wines.

Overall Impression: If nor for the grassy malts, this could almost be mistaken for a sparkling white wine. This is a good, to style saison with a bit of extra bitterness, a touch strong alcohol level but it isn’t noticeable when you drink it.

Rating: I give it a 7/10, good impression of the style and well executed. Personally, I like my saisons a bit spicier, however this is one I would consider having again another time.

Food Pairing: farmers cheese and sausage

4 thoughts on “Import Craft Beers – 8 Wired Saison Sauvin

  1. Yeah this was a nice one, I have an Imperial Red to review soon (one I love and bought multiples of). We got a good influx of their beer here which is great, I now look for NZ imports specifically whenever I shop for beer.

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