Dominion City Earl Grey Marmalade Saison
This is our reimagining of a rustic agrarian beer style from the French-speaking Wallonian region of southern Belgium. Brewed with fresh zested oranges and Bridgehead organic Earl Grey tea, Dominion City Earl Grey Marmalade Saison pours a distinctive rusty copper colour with a delicious bergamot aroma . Flavours include contrasting fruity, spicy and tart notes with phenolic and fruity esters complementing a dry, moderately bitter finish. It all adds up to one deliciously unique and refreshing pint!
Earl Grey Marmalade Saison is brewed with organic wheat grown and malted in small batches a stone’s throw from Ottawa. Dominion City also works with local hop producers who are reinvigorating our province’s lost and once-great hop-growing traditions.
Saison was an essential component for the harvest on pre-industrialized farms, which relied on back-breaking labour and many hands. With potable water often unavailable in far flung rural areas, Wallonian farmers turned to brewing Saison as a drinkable beverage to offer their seasonal workers, known as "les saisonniers," who essentially survived on this easy drinking beverage over the hot summer months. Cheers!
Fruity esters dominate the aroma. Clarity is good with a large foamy head on top. The addition of several spices and herbs create a complex fruity or citrusy flavor. Light to medium bodied with very high carbonation. Alcohol level is medium to high.