Flying Dog’s Brewhouse Rarities series typically takes a standard style of beer and either amps it up, or puts a twist on it. The White Peach Saison is their latest addition to what is becoming quite the collection of rarities. Flying Dog looks to offer a “sweet, yet tart” version of a Saison. The brew meets the challenge with a balance that at least reminds me of a peach cobbler a la mode. Cheers.
Aroma: Peaches and subtle pepper
Appearance: Very light orange with haze. Light white head.
Mouthfeel: Very light and crisp with little to no lingering until it hits your throat.
Taste: Sweet peach up front, complimented by sweet, subtle caramel of the malt. Pepper/spice taste typically found in the Saison yeast comes up afterward. Sweet flavor reminiscent of a peach cobbler a la mode.
Overall: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert – this is a refreshing and tasty brew. The sweetness of the malts and white peach provides a flavor that could go with anything from pecan pancakes to peach pie. Hops are present in the suds, but the peaches are definitely the star without taking away from the Saison style.
ES Rating: 4.5/5 Suds
Cheese: Havarti with salted almonds and dried apricots
Appetizer: Mushroom, goat Cheese, and balsamic flatbread
Entree: Pineapple glazed salmon with zucchini fries and arugula salad
Dessert: Peach and pecan crepes with chantilly cream