The Wheaty crew have been collaborating with long term allies Bridge Road Brewers again, this time bringing new-to-the-scene Ferveo Brewing along. The man behind Ferveo is Tommaso Watson, who has a doctorate in fermentation microbiology and has been using his talents to start up a fresh yeast business in Adelaide. For this Grisette, the collaborators opted for a French saison yeast, combined with pilsner, flaked spelt and sour grapes, plus Enigma and Eclipse hops.
There's much that comes from the yeast here too: herbal, earthy and some clove and pepper spice characters lead the aroma along with a touch of rosemary. The lighter body and slightly high carbonation levels aids drinkability in what is a bright and fresh farmhouse saison. There is a little, light tannin-like texture on the tongue, while, flavour wise, the same earthiness and spice shines through the light malt base. And, true to style, this grisette finishes very dry and lean.
Welcome to the beer world, Ferveo!
Published April 17, 2023 2023-04-17 00:00:00