Brewed for a charity event - and as a pilot for a staple commercial release Session Saison.
This is not a fruit beer. Sure, kumquat is used in the making of the beer, but it is meant to contribute to the core characters of a Session Saison - not take over the beer. Like a touch of salt on a great dish, the salt enhances but doesn’t own the dish.
The style Saison was originally the hydration for field hands centuries ago. Water would make you sick. Instead you were given a ration of beer, typically 5 liters a day. So the character of a traditional Saison had to be refreshing, crisp, quenching, and low in alcohol.
What should you expect from this beer? Expect restrained citrus notes contributed by the Kumquat, underlying the traditional character of a terrific Session Saison. It’s low in alcohol, so take a big pour and gulp it down like a thirty dog.