Eyes Of Emerald
Elderflower Honey SaisonHomebrew Series
Bearing the name of RoadkillSoda's most wicked of songs, "Eyes Of Emerald" was brewed with organic honeydew honey and copiously spiced with hand picked elderflowers from the Bavarian Alps. Draped in such an intense bouquet, this light bodied beer is a burst of flowers in smell as well as taste.View on Untappd
- Last brewedJuly 27th, 2021
- MaltsPilsner, Vienna, Munich
- YeastFermentis BE-134 Safale Belgian-Saison
- ExtrasHoney, Elderflower
Year after year, the early summer air gets saturated with intense fragrances of blossoming elderflowers, and each year it reminds of a homemade fizzy drink from back in my childhood. The perfect refreshment for a hot summer day! Ever since I started brewing, with each blossoming of the elderflower I've wanted to brew a beer that resembles that drink, and almost always that season passed me by without anything being brewed. That was about to change when finally I began researching what kind of beer style would complement these intense elderflower aromas. Needless to say that the saison was an easy winner. After thorough research on how to best use this new adjunct, I ended up crafting a recipe that would use abundant amounts of elderflowers that I personally hand picked from the Bavarian Alps, together with organic honey from my home country of Romania. The end result was a light bodied, intensely aromatic beer with a dry finish and a lingering flowery aftertaste mixed with subtle honey notes.
They say that the only thing that is constant is change and that holds true also for this saison, with each new batch being a new opportunity to experiment with different hop varieties, yeast strains, honey types, and even elderflower origins. I do however like to keep a common foundation across all verticals, which is why the malts are always the same, the organic honey is always sourced directly from beekeepers in Romania, and the elderflowers are always personally foraged from regions of the Bavarian Alps and prepared just days before the beer is brewed.
M29 French Saison
BE-134 Safale Belgian-Saison
HopsEast Kent Goldings
This is a homebrewed beer that is not available for sale or distribution of any kind. It was brewed at home in small quantities to be shared only with family and friends simply out of passion for the craft and as a tribute to the music that inspired it.