Review: Devil May Care Saison Pruim Farmhouse Style Plum Saison

Devil May Care Saison Pruim Farmhouse Style Plum Saison

From the label: We decided to stretch our horns into the farmhouse realm and give you the subtle yet complex farmhouse-style plum saison you didn't know you yearned for. Saison Pruim utilizes a unique yeast blend that flaunts elegant whispers of spice and a breath of orchard fruit. This yeast just happens to pair harmoniously with the sophisticated and often underrated European plum. 5.6% ABV

Appearance: A very hazy plum-peachy pink sort of body to it, lots of carbonation in the body and a thick amount of off-white head on top. The head diminishes rather quickly, leaving behind a thick amount of layered lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Plums, pretty much plums. Well there definitely is a Farmhouse Saison vibe to it as well - light tartness to it, Belgian yeastiness and a black licorice aroma at the end. 

Taste: This is going down too smooth for me so I only have a few sips left before the beer is gone, already. Definitely a plum-forward beer as you'd expect with a moderate dryness to it, a hint of pear, Belgian yeast and a light tartness to it. I find that this is more reminiscent of a classic Belgian Saison rather than a Farmhouse Saison but I'm not the most knowledgeable so don't quote me on that 🤷🏻‍♂️

Overall Thoughts: I think plums are one of my least favourite fruits but it works so well as part of the Saison, it adds a decent fruitiness to it and compliments the yeast a lot. Very smooth, slightly tart but not at all barnyard funk like a lot of Farmhouses now days. I was hesitant to pick this up a couple weeks ago, glad I did this time around.. there's too few Saisons in Manitoba!

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