the bottle explains it all; this minneapolis-based brewery has crafted a saison (ABV 6.3%; IBU 27) which has been stored in white wine barrels, left to age for one year(!). patience is more than a virtue for those in these northwoods
it felt like opening a wine bottle as the amber saison emerged. there was minimal head and the aroma suggested a mix between a beer and a white wine. it tasted as such and i could detect subtle hints of oak, reinforcing the barrel-aged process. i wondered how an extra year or two in the cellar would have affected this pleasant drinking experience.