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Brunehaut Saison

Brunehaut Saison

The Brewery

Brasserie de Brunehaut
Rue des Panneries 17
B-7623 Rongy
Hainaut
Belgium
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Beer Style

Organic, Gluten-Free Saison


The Beer

When Marc-Antoine De Mees became the new owner of Brasserie de Brunehaut in 2007, he decided to launch a range of organic beers – to be followed by gluten-free beers a few years later – to be marketed under the name of Brunehaut. The range is an addition to the traditional Saint-Martin abbey beers, for which the brewery had been known. These organic beers are brewed with natural ingredients that include locally farmed organic barley, malted in line with the brewer’s specifications. Brunehaut Saison completes the ranks of the other organic and gluten-free beers: Brunehaut Blanche, Brunehaut Blonde, Brunehaut Triple and Brunehaut Ambrée. Saison is a traditional farm beer from the Tournai-Mons area. It is a light, slightly tart, zesty and fruity beer. Under the law brewers were only allowed to brew saison until 29 March to prevent contamination from unwanted wild yeasts. Nowadays saisons can be produced throughout the year. The oldest sources date from the 17th century and refer to a spelt beer. Brunehaut Saison has a fine collar of froth thanks to its re-fermentation in the bottle. The aroma is fruity and the hop clearly makes its presence felt.


Alcohol

4.5% ABV

Fermentation

Brunehaut Saison is a top-fermented beer that re-ferments in the bottle.

Ingredients

Brunehaut Saison is brewed with water, yeast, malt and organically grown hop.

Colour & Transparency

The unfiltered saison takes on a golden-yellow colour in the glass underneath a firm, creamy, snowy-white collar.


    Serving Temperature

    5°C / 41°F

    Serving Glass

    Brunehaut Saison is served in a robust ‘retro’ glass with a wide rim. The glass depicts the church of the village of Rongy in splendid white, a reference to the ‘terroir’ of this beer and brewery.


      Character, Tastes & Aromas

      This saison is characterised by its fruity, slightly malty aromas. The beer tastes full in the mouth with malty impressions and a restrained but lingering bitterness. A true thirst-quencher.


        Culinary

        Brunehaut Saison makes a fine pairing with Iberico ham, also known as Pata Negra, used in tapas for example.


        Keeping and Storage

        Brunehaut Saison can be stored in the bottle for one year.


        Availability

        Bottle ✔       On Tap 

        Brunehaut Saison is available in 33cl bottles.


        Other Brasserie de Brunehaut Beers

        Saint-Martin Triple
        The Saint-Martin abbey beers are heirs to the former Abbey of Saint-Martin in Doornik (Tournai), one of the oldest cities in Belgium. The abbey was founded many centuries ago and ceased to exist in 1797, during the time of the Fre ...

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