Here’s your cheat sheet for Extra Dry by Stillwater Artisanal. BeerBods are trying a new format for this BeerBods Plus session, with each beer tasted over two weeks rather than on a particular night, perhaps to encourage more of the discussion to move to their forum? Anyway with the longer lifespan of each beer it’s possible I may come back and update this post after I’ve tasted the beer. But I’m not making any promises.
Stillwater Artisanal, Extra Dry / Saison / 4.2% ABV / IBU not available
Featured in BeerBods Plus box 6 on 19 November 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
They say: “Brewed with rice and designed to mimic the subtle and drinkable flavors of sake, this low alcohol saison is the softer side of Stillwater.” This beer should be crisp and delicate. The addition of rice will lighten the beer’s body and take out some of the malt flavour, but there should still be some saison yeast funk going on with perhaps a little peppery finish to it.
Keep to light dishes for this one, and clean simple flavours. Maybe try it with some sushi!