Godspeed – Yuzu Saison (355ml)

  • Beer Type

    Ale Learn More

  • Beer Category

    Farmhouse Ale

  • Beer Style

    Saison

  • Country

    Canada

  • Region

    Ontario

  • Sub-Region

    Toronto

  • Size

    355ml

  • Tasting Notes

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Godspeed Brewery owner and head brewer Luc “Bim” Lafontaine cut his teeth homebrewing in the 1990’s, and then eventually became the brewmaster at Monteal’s famous Dieu du Ciel! brewery. After leaving Montreal to live in Japan and open his own brewery, Lafontaine was caught between red tape and the pull of coming home, so he came back to Canada and opened Godspeed in 2015.

Lafontaine is striving to craft beers of simplicity and finesse that express the cardinal flavor of their ingredients. He draws inspiration from traditional Czech brewing and Japanese cuisine, prizing above all the keen attention and care required to allow each element to articulate itself as a discrete part of the composition. When it comes to Godspeed beers,  an “inspiration first” approach is taken; each release its own capstone after many years of travel, collaboration, experimentation, and personal growth. The beer portfolio is intentionally eclectic, running the gamut from bright hoppy pale ales, to classic malt-driven lagers, to bubbly and acerbic saisons. At Godspeed, great pride is taken in honouring centuries-old brewing traditions while putting their own stamp on a variety of styles, often with the help of expressive Japanese ingredients.

In recent years, Lafontaines deepening ties to Czechia have sparked an insatiable desire to brew authentic Czech-style lagers of great distinction.

Tasting Notes

Beginning as a saison and finishing as something more enigmatic, Yuzu Saison combines Japanese citrus and Belgian yeast with restrained hopping to create a light, lively beer accentuated by delicate tartness and minerality. Expect notes of lemon zest, preserved lemons, freshly-peeled mandarin orange, and a hint of clove with a crisp mineral finish.

4.1% abv

Method

The origins of the Belgian Saison come from humble roots, using what you had on hand to create a refreshing beverage for consumption on hot days. Saison is a style that invites innovation and individual interpretation. With Yuzu, Godspeed brewmaster Luc took inspiration from his time spent in Japan and gave this spicy and bitter beer style a lively kick with the addition of the Yuzu citrus fruit.

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$6.00

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