New Belgium has created three over arching categories in which to slot existing and new beers for their Belgian side of beers. The first are the traditional Belgian, then the Wood Reserve where you get the Single Foeder action and they also have the Belgian Reserve Series.
The first entrant to that category is the Sour Saison. Years in the making this is a blend of Sour Golden Ale and a rustic Farmhouse Ale.
According to the brewery, this new sour will be “a pleasant mix of balanced aromas: lemons and cloves, mild white grape, white pepper, and coriander. Light tropical fruit and floral. Bread dough and cake batter with a smidge of barnyard bretta, grassy, and pine.”
They will have to convince me on the cake batter but the rest sounds really good.