8 Wired Saison Sauvin

8 Wired New Zealand

Saisons have been around for ages. Traditionally brewed by Belgian and French farmers to provide refreshment during harvest. The alcohol content was low, so the workers could consume enough to keep hydrated and still perform their job: To load the barn with enough barley for next years brewing season. As with all 8 Wired beers, this is a very modern interpretation of the style. They’ve used a  traditional French Saison yeast, which provides a plethora of funky, earthy, very “Belgian” flavors. They’ve also upped the ante by doubling the amount of malt, and thereby the alcohol, and loading the kettle with punchy Nelson Sauvin hops.

Style: Saison

ABV: 7.0%

Packaging: 500ml bottle, 30L keg

Brewer Website: http://8wired.co.nz

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