Saison Vieille Provision (for Gene Wilder)

IMG_0726New beer release: Saison Vieille Provision (for Gene Wilder) 9.2% ABV. Vieille Provision translates as “old stock” and is used for strong beers that are barrel aged. This mixed field saison spent 4 months in red wine barrels with our house Brett blend and then bottle conditioned for 2 months.
The aroma is all stone fruit, apricots and peaches (even though there is no fruit in it), lively carbonation, some delicate funk. The flavor insists that there is no way this is a 9.2% beer, it drinks like a 5%. Tangy, almost tart with a pithy grapefruit character…hints of oak and funk. Really, really nice!