Left Hand Saison aux Baies Ameres

Left-Hand-Saison-Aux-Baies-AmeresThe Left Hand Brewery in Longmont, Colorado opened for business on January 22, 1994. Started by college buddies Dick Doore and Eric Wallace, the idea first came to light when Dick received a home brewing kit from his brother in the early 1990’s. Their first attempt was Sawtooth Ale, which has since become Left Hand’s most popular brew. Today, Doore and Wallace make over 3 dozen beers, distributed in 29 states.

Pour: A light pinkish hue, with mild carbonation.

Head: Very thin and airy, disappears quickly without leaving anything behind.

Nose: Pretty standard farmhouse aromas, mostly wheat with a little fruit on the end.

Palate: Dry and crisp, lighter than one might expect. Not as much wheat from the nose, there is some hint of cherry on the end but very mild. Finish is clean with some acidity.

Overall: Much lighter than other Saisons I’ve had a lately. Not as much spice and would have enjoyed a little more fruit but still an easy summer sipper. A nice pairing with roasted chicken, Middle Eastern food or creamy style cheeses.