One of our favorite things about the Saison style is the world of variety it lends itself to. With this in mind, we present an atypical beer. Noir is a Dark Saison aged in a 500L Merlot barrel with Malbec lees from Telaya Wine Co. Lees are residual yeast cells and other matter leftover from fermentation. The addition of these, along with the influence of the Merlot barrel, creates a rich & full-bodied ale. Hints of chocolate are enhanced by the earthiness and stone fruit flavors of the Malbec. A surprisingly crisp, citrus aroma & flavor cuts through, adding dimension and intrigue.
For the ultimate indulgence, pair the Noir with dark chocolate: truffles and cheesecake are two favorites. It is also suitable for pairing with a barbaric steak, or anything you might cook over a campfire.
Serving Temperature: 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit
Cellaring Suggestion: Drink Soon – Within 1 Year, or age up to 2 Years