Saison • 4.1 % ABV • Tottenham, England
Next on the #biertaster list, I’ll be trying out a can of Quelle? from Beavertown Brewery.
Beavertown Brewery kicked things off in 2011, when owner Logan Plant dabbled in a little home brewing, using little more than a 50 litre rice pan, a camping cooler box and a tea urn.
An idea was later spawned to open the brewery in the kitchen of a BBQ restaurant where a 650 litre brewhouse was installed and their 8 Ball Rye IPA was born.
Since these early days, they have grown from strength to strength now brewing from two units, 5500 Square foot in size in Tottenham 2014.
Beavertown describe Quelle? as being a clean, crisp farmhouse pale packing a pale ale dry hop punch! The Pokey hops on the nose paired with the under belly of french saison yeast aromatics are quite the sensory duo!
Its made up of extra pale malts and wheat, as well as Magnum, Amarillo and Simcoe hops.
Straight from the can, Quelle? poured with pale straw colour and a little haze. The beer was so lively that a monster head, white in colour, formed which settled down quickly but leaves a sizeable foam top on the surface.
The aroma packed a punch with plenty of vibrant floral and citrus notes, including lemon.
This is intensified in the flavour where you get lots of lemon zest and grapefruit. The fruitiness tailors off at the end, leaving you with a dry finish and a touch of bitter to seal the deal.
Quelle? is a really pleasant beer with plenty of carbonation and a crisp light body.
Perfect for the hot weather and a great alcoholic alternative to a bitter lemonade.
If you have had an opportunity to try a can, then tweet #biertaster and let me know what you thought of Quelle.