Saison du Pelican

Saison du Pelican

Availability: Limited to stock on hand. Additional availability can't be projected until our production brewery is on line.

The "Saison" ales of Belgium inspire our special vintage ale, Saison du Pelican. With a fruity, spicy,  aroma from the Belgian yeast, herbal notes from the Goldings hops and a snappy, refreshing finish, Saison du Pelican combines traditional flavors with excellent drinkability. Bottle conditioned for an effervescent carbonation level and added complexity of flavor.

Darron's Tasting Notes:

The 2011 release of Saison du Pélican has a couple of minor tweaks to its formulation and flavor profile compared to previous releases. Previous versions have used flaked spelt as a supplemental grain, but this year we discovered that malted spelt was available. Including the malted spelt has been a very pleasant change, giving the beer a subtly enhanced, rounded malt character. The finish is still equally dry and snappy, and the residual sweetness is unchanged, but the fullness of malt flavor has been enhanced.

Another slight change was adding a little extra aroma hop right at the end of the boil to give this year’s Saison du Pélican a bit more hop character without substantially increasing the overall bitterness.
 
Together these two changes enhance what was already a very food-friendly beer, and improve both its drinkability and overall character. With a fruity, spicy aroma from the Belgian yeast, herbal notes from the Goldings hops and a snappy, refreshing finish, Saison du Pélican combines traditional flavors with excellent drinkability. Bottle conditioned for an effervescent carbonation level and added complexity of flavor. 

Pairings & Recipes

Pairings: 

Endive Salad
Gorgonzola Cheese
Crab
Fresh or Cooked Apples

 


Awards this beer has won:

 
Gold Medal 2011 BrewNZ Beer Awards
Silver Medal 2011 Australian International Beer Awards
Gold Medal 2011 North American Beer Awards
Silver Medal 2010 Australian International Beer Awards
Silver Medal 2010 North American Beer Awards

Ingredients

Ingredients: 

Pale Ale malt
Malted spelt
Flaked wheat
Beet sugar
Goldings hops
pure local water
Belgian-style yeast
 

 

Brewing Specs

Brewing Specs: 

Style: Belgian-Style Saison
Gravity: 13.5 degrees Plato
ABV: 6.5%
Bitterness: 30 IBU
Color: Gold