Okinawa Sango Beer Saison by Nanto Brewery

Okinawa Sango Beer Saison 沖縄サンゴビールセゾン

Okinawa Sango Beer Saison is a 4.5% saison brewed by Nanto Brewery. It has, according to the bottle, a “juicy aroma and fruity sourness”, and is brewed using spring water from nearby Gyokusendo limestone cavern.

Okinawa Sango Beer Saison

Okinawa Sango Beer Saison Aroma and Taste

I never learn, do I? I’m just a glutton for punishment. And beer. I desperately want to find a saison that doesn’t churn up my guts like a hedge trimmer. I’ve been unsuccessful as of yet. I’ll never stop trying, though. You would not believe how carefully I poured this into my glass to avoid getting any sediment in it.

(I recently read an article about serving beer that claimed “drinking the sediment will not harm you”. I wanted to make the author walk a mile in… my… er… stomach? Dear reader, the sediment both tastes bad, and, if you’re anything like me, and if said sediment is in a Belgian-y, farmhouse-y, funky beer, it will give you heartburn so bad that your back will hurt. Don’t believe everything you read.)

So, after pouring this out like a gallon of nitroglycerin into a barrel of ferrets and dynamite, what have we got?

Okinawa Sango Beer Saison is an opaque-esque yellow with a centimetre of bright white foam, the nose is faint (lots of beers are faint-smelling to me these days, my son is eating big boy food now, so I think my olfactory senses have been deadened by his extinction-level trouser events), but there’s a whiff of sour fruit and estery danger.

It tastes surprisingly malty for a saison- that is, it tastes malty– and as the bottle said, there’s a fruity sourness. It’s quite light and dry too, and bitter.

Okinawa Sango Beer Saison The Bottom Line

This is actually quite nice! It’s fruity and a bit sour, and the dry and light taste means it doesn’t sit in my stomach like a lead cheeseburger. I’m always impressed that Nanto Brewery can make such nice beers when they’re located in a theme park where you can have your photo taken in bed with a python that may or may not bite you.

Where to Buy Okinawa Sango Beer Saison

Okinawa Sango Beer Saison can be bought online at the following places

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Joe Robson

Pompous elitist and professional space beast Joe lives down by the beach in Shonan. He listens to podcasts almost constantly. He's listening to one now. He bought an Arduino but doesn't know what to do with it. He recently ate a cricket and would do it again. Never give him a Belgian beer. He'll die.

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