Dapper Guide Nelson Sauvin Saison


Farmhouse ales or saisons have made a comeback this year with many craft breweries making their version of this beer. Pale ales are identified with bitterness, and saisons are identified with a fruity spiciness. We brewed this with a common pale ale grain bill, but flavored this with Nelson Sauvin hops. This hops has a fruity profile and an aroma that resembles a white wine. After a month waiting, we gave this a try.

  • Appearance – Pours a cloudy amber, with a light head
  • Aroma – Sweet floral, pearl and white wine aroma
  • Taste – Medium-bodied with floral and sweet acidic taste with a slight bitter finish
  • Overall – 7/10 We really enjoy this saison as we would a glass of white wine. Strong flavors, and a smooth finish.

(Image credit: Bruce Leong/Dapper Guide)