I have to say, I’m super excited for this round of Into the Pint Glass with Mariah & Katie! (So much so I’m actually a day EARLY on the post for once, whaaaat.) I’m a fan of saisons and, honestly, they can be little hard to find — I had to do some hunting once again at the bottle shop, but it paid off! I almost had to get the Modern Times Lomaland (which I’ve had before, and none of Modern Times’ beers stand out for me), but I found this 6-pack in the second-to-last case and snagged it.
Golden Road Saison Citron, 5.8% ABV
Color/appearance: Beautiful pale gold with about a quarter-half inch head when first poured
Aroma: Some citrus, and I’m definitely picking up some hops of some sort. Citra? Simcoe?
Taste: Mildly tart, very lightly bitter. Crisp mouthfeel.
Overall: Nice, easy summer drinker. It’s almost (but not quite) like a shandy, thanks to the lemon. I’d definitely get it again — in fact, I have yet to be disappointed by a Golden Road beer.
Also, I know using cans for craft beer is somewhat controversial (but I think getting less so?), so I’d like to put it out there that I’m very much in favor of them. Mainly because it makes it way easier to take beer to the beach/camping/hiking.