Woodend brewer Holgate are celebrating their double decade in business and recently released their new 6.2% Saison, curiously titled ‘600 Above’. Don’t worry, the 600 above isn’t anything to do with a new brewing process but it’s a homage to the beautiful location of the brewhouse – Woodend is 600m above sea level.
The beer pours a gorgeous hazy golden colour and forms a good 1cm white head, through which a spiced citrus and grapefruit aroma punch through. To taste, there’s notes of mandarin, grapefruit, cloves and finishes dry with hints of pepper but strangely refreshing.
Mustn’t forget a shout out to the Holgate team for providing the sample. Here’s wishing you well for the coming decades of brewing quality beers!