I’m not even going to try and pronounce the name of this brewery. At least the name of their beer is easy to say and this saison is easy to drink as well. Saisons are another under served beer style in the commercial market. These crisp, sometimes peppery and slightly fruity (think pear and apple) are fantastic warm weather Belgian style beers that are slowly becoming more popular with American breweries. IV comes in a large 750ml bottle, like most other saisons on the market. It is becoming easier to find smaller format packaging of saisons, like 21st Amendment’s Sneak Attack (they need to be distributed in Hawaii) and Maui Brewing Company’s Lemongrass Saison, which will hit the market soon in cans.
IV is very dry with little to no sweetness. Like most saisons it is crisp with a slight amount of funk (this is a good thing in saisons). At only 6.5% abv, it’s a great early evening beer that is refreshing and bright. It’s a big bottle so you may want to share it with someone and try it as a replacement for a crisp white wine with dinner.
Saison is my favorite beer style and one that more people should try. They are complex, yet very easy to drink. Pick up a bottle of IV and try it out. Check out the video review below…this guy can show you how to say Brasserie de Jandrain-Jandrenouille.