Innis & Gunn Secret Saison with Julia

Innis & Gunn Secret Saison. A rare beer with a rare outcome from Innis & Gunn – an utter miss.

What’s a saison? It’s a kind of beer meant for “sessioning” (which I think just means “drink a bunch”) with local ingredients, low alcohol and a clean taste. This beer fails to achieve the last characteristic, unfortunately.

While the citrus elements are definitely present, the whole thing is sunk by too much yeast. Here’s what we thought:

nose
Julia – grapefruit, lemon
Simon – lighter, yeast, five alive, bread

neat
Julia – meh, extremely subtle
Simon – fruity, raddlery, not as much taste as smell

finish
Julia – malt, bread
Simon – yeast. gross texture & mouth feel

overall
Julia – 5/10
Simon 2/10

Innis & Gunn Secret Saison – 4.5% 330ml – $ – Scotland

Try it? No. Buy it? No.

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