Harpoon introduced its 54th installment of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series: Nordic Saison. Anders Kissmeyer of Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing, Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing Co., and Jaime Schier of Harpoon Brewery created this effervescent golden Saison. Harpoon Nordic Saison is part of Kissmeyer’s collaborative experiment that celebrates local ingredients and showcases the individual stamp of each craft brewer.
“The Nordic Saison project is aimed at exploring the fascinating differences in the character of beers arising from the same base recipe but brewed at different breweries. Then the fingerprint of the brewery in the form of the karma of the brewers, their equipment and methodology, and the local ingredients can be expressed,” says Kissmeyer.
The Harpoon Nordic Saison is very accessible and drinkable, but still with a subtle depth of complexity that keeps you coming back for more, according to the brewery. Jamie Schier adds, “This beer is best paired with a warm summer day out on the patio, filled with great friends and great conversation!”
Harpoon Nordic Saison has a light body and a slight tartness and bitterness. The aroma is fruity and spicy with a subtle Citra hop note. The flavor is crisp, floral, and spicy from the addition of local honey and cranberries, rosehips, yarrow, and heather flowers. It finishes crisp with a yeast spiciness, fruity complexity, and a touch of citrus.
The Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Nordic Saison is now available in 22-ounce bottles and draft (limited availability).