Aug 2, 2016

Bruery Terreux Saixon

The Bruery’s Terreux brand has crafted an interesting beer with Saixon. With the base of your standard Belgian-inspired saison, the company then shifted the flavors to Germany with the beer’s hop bill. Using Hallertau Mittlefruh, Opal, Mandarina Bavaria and Hallertau Blanc hop varieties the beer brings a rather unique flavor profile to the tasting party. Toss in a good dose of Brettanomyces and you’ve got yourself a heck of a brew.

Saixon carries a soft, funky nature and a healthy does of earthiness with the grain, yeast and hops employed. The dry, yeasty trait sits perfectly within the Saison realm while a gentle bit of wildness lingers in the corners. The hop bill brings lemony citrus, a gentle tingle of bitterness and elements of fresh cut grass. The combination of all aspects of this beer work well with one another, creating a not-so-traditional Saison flavor profile.

I thoroughly enjoyed the flavors of Saixon. It presented both traditional and non in a package that was easy drinking (6.7% ABV, 50 IBU) and refreshingly drinkable. I particularly loved the overall earthiness of the beer, from the wild yeast backbone to the unique blend of hops. I might have to hunt more of this stuff down.