Here’s your cheat sheet for Brevet by Six Degrees North. This brewery likes a bike, and you can see that reflected in some of their beer names. Brevet is the name given to long distance cycling events where refreshment is essential.
Six Degrees North, Brevet / Saison / 6% ABV / IBU not available
Featured in main subscriber on 6 September 2018.
Serve this beer between 10°C and 12°C; stick it in the fridge for around an hour.
As ever, be wary of over-chilling your beer. More chill means less flavour. To learn more read my post on recommended serving temperatures.
Flavours to expect
This is a saison, so you can expect some fruitiness, dryness on the finish and a touch of spice from the yeast. The brewery describes it like this: “typical spicy notes, complimented by a lovely late honeydew nuance that dances on the tongue”. As well as the fruity lemon and lime notes, you can look out for contributions from these hops:
- Tettnang: earthy, herbal, floral
- Saaz: earthy, herbal, floral
- East Kent Goldings: spicy, honey, earthy
I have a note here about Monroe hops too – a fairly new variety I think. If my note it correct, then you can also look out for the following:
- Monroe: raspberries, orange syrup, cherries, fennel
That sounds amazing.
Saisons go with loads of food. You can of course play the rustic note – farmhouse food to go with the farmhouse ale – and that will work very well. Coarse patés should be great here. But saisons also often work extremely well with aromatic Asian or middle eastern cuisine. Try it with some Thai food. It’s also good with shellfish and grilled or poached fish, especially salmon.