Yukon Spring Saison

Reviewed by on May 4, 2018 in Spring Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Yukon Brewing Company

  • Origin: Whitehorse, YT, CA

  • Rated On: May 4, 2018

  • Best Before: N/A

  • ABV: 5.7%

  • Ideal Temperature: cool to cellar temperature

  • Style: Saison

  • Rating: GOOD !

The Review

The Yukon Brewing company has produced a Saison with orange, grapefruit, and peppercorns, which apparently makes it Spring-friendly.

This 650ml bottle pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy bone-white head, which leaves some streaky flock of seagulls pattern lace around the glass as it slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells of semi-sweet, gritty and grainy cereal malt, mixed domestic citrus rind, subtle earthy peppercorn, a hint of estery yeastiness, and rather tame leafy, herbal, and floral green hop bitters.  The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, a lesser grainy wheatiness, still hard to differentiate citrus zest, pretty limp-seeming ground pepper notes, a thankfully mellow yeasty character, and more understated earthy, musty, and floral hoppiness.  The carbonation is quite active in its effervescent frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, as nothing really goes out of its way to cause any sort of fuss at this particular moment.  It finishes off-dry, the malt asserting its alpha male dominance over the other meek lingering essences.

Overall – while the guest ingredients essentially just dial it in here, the whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts.  This is indeed a tasty Saison, full-flavoured and easy to put back – I just don’t know if it actually reminds me of the sunshine currently pouring through my basement windows.

Brady White

NEW POSTS RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX!

HARNESSING THE MAGIC OF THE INTERNET MACHINE

Join our cyberclub and get our newest posts delivered to your inbox. You’ll never miss a thing!