Boatrocker Brewery Dark Saison

Boatrocker Brewery

Released September 7th, 2016

They're getting quite the collection of saison style beers under their belt at Boatrocker, from the now core range Saison Bateau to some sour varieties and now this end of Winter / start of Spring bridging release. It's something of a rarity for the Braeside experimentalists these days too: no barrel was harmed in the making of the Dark Saison.

Instead, what we have here is a delicate saison yeast going to work with dark malts, topped off with the addition of some mystery spices. And it's the spices that are the key character. Sure, the dark malts add cacao and mocha to the mix and there's some yeast derived spiciness and dark, cherry like fruits poking through too. But the perfumey, floral and Christmas cake like spices lead the way from start to finish in what's a surprisingly light-bodied beer for its size. As for what the spices are: trade secret, apparently.

NB: There's a handful of barrel-fermented kegs around but they're only for the Barrel Room and two forthcoming events...

Boatrocker Brewery

51 Macbeth Street
VIC 3195

(03) 9580 4339
Open Hours

Friday: 4pm to 11pm

Saturday: midday to 6pm
Sunday: midday to 6pm


By appointment

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