Following Brett Never Sleeps, the second collaboration etween @suttonbrouerie and @beerism is Saison des Insomniaques. Going hoppier than usual, this Saison is hopped with Citra, Amarillo and Galaxy and primary fermented with the house Brett yeast.
It opens with big tropical aromas, including lots of orange zest and grapefruit atop sweet peach and passionfruit which mix really well with that classic Sutton stone fruit Brett profile. Grassy undertones and hints of cereals complete the bouquet and carry through on the palate, followed by the return of peach and apricot.
The soft cereal body supports the stone fruit character nicely, bringing out its fleshiness amply. This is quickly cut in the finish though by an insane dryness, accompanied by a sharp pithy citrus bitterness. All this makes for a exceptionally refreshing brew that strides the line between IPA and Saison nicely. Don’t sleep on this one! 👌🏻 💯 😋
Originally from England, Mike Davis came to Quebec ten years ago to study history. During this time he fell in love with the microbreweries of Quebec, which reminded him of English pubs. Now, he holds a Ph.D in History from McGill University, but works in the beer world as the Brand Ambassador for Microbrasserie 4 Origines.