Thursday, September 4, 2014
Lake Effect Shimmering Lake Saison
Sticking with the drinking local theme of this blog, I'm reviewing Lake Effect's Shimmering Lake Saison (6% ABV). Lake Effect resides on Chicago's north-west side and is dedicated to using ingredients from states bordering the Lake (that's Lake Michigan to all you non-Chicagoans avidly reading my blog). In any event, this saison is hazy gold with a nice head and lots of effervescence. It has a classic sweet saison yeast aroma. The body is light, the initial flavor is sweet, then hoppy and dry. This is a solid, straight-forward saison without any gimmicks.