Saison is the farmhouse ale made in the French speaking Wallonian province of Belgium. Traditionally it was a refresher for the tired farm labourers, known as saisonnaires. Citron Soleil is a modern interpretation; a stronger, full-flavoured beer brewed with lemon zest, white pepper, and coriander seed. The fruit and wild yeasts were intended to sour the brew. A test sample, pulled from the puncheon, resulted in a change of mind. The subtle wine character and 'oakiness' from six months in the wood, adds complexity to the sunny spiciness that the French saison yeast is famous for.
Enjoy with a pungent washed rind cheese and good company!