Four Witches Black Saison: 7.3% abv
The Black Saison style beer is the first of which we have reviewed. For a small bit of background on this beer, this particular brew has never been bottled before by New Holland, so we went to the front lines to provide you with the inside scoop on if it's a worthy buy. And if it is, it is only a small batch seasonal, so start looking!
The nose consisted of peppermint, vanilla, cream, mixed berries, melon, banana, with a hint of lemon at the end. The taste had the typical flavors of darker beers including coffee, chocolate, and vanilla cream but it also had a few tangy notes such as apple, orange, and basil. The beer finished with the taste of orange, vanilla, malt, and wheat, cream, apple, coffee, and chocolate.
Overall this beer made a good impression upon us due to its interesting blend of characteristics from darker and lighter beers. However, we felt that the finish and the taste lacked complexity and left more to be desired. Still a well priced and admirable statement by New Holland. Pick it up if you get the chance.