I ease myself into the Saturday evening with this a Panhead – Trekken- a Saisonbeer.
Brewed by Panhead Custom Ales , this one in the Style of a Saison and they’re in Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Fruity, sweet nose with hay and grassy hints. Fabulously bitter with a nice banana malt finish
This is a new-world approach to the Saison style, throwing in hops like Citra and Sorachi Ace and others.
A 500ml bottle of a 6% ABV beer, 180 calories a serving (240-ish for the bottle), and this is 2.37 standard drink units in NZ.
Worse thing about this beer, the dark text on dark background making it almost unreadable.
Real grassy hop aroma on opening, as it does with a firm hiss. Very lively in the glass, golden pour with a reasonable and persistent head.
Unusual palate this, the familiar musty dusty saison style, but…