Feb 112011


Nestled in an alley of downtown Prosser, the Horse Heaven Hills Brewery is a nice little brew pub offering 11 different brews from their light Honey Girl to a Dark Cherry Stout.

On this trip I ordered a pint of their Saison, a Belgium Ale, that I remembered from the tasting tray from last time I was here. The menu describes it as:

Pilsen, wheat, chocholate, and crystal malts brewed with Belgium candy and coriander.

BeerAdvocate describes the Saison style as:

Saisons are sturdy farmhouse ale that was traditionally brewed in the winter, to be consumed throughout the summer months. Not so long ago it was close to being an endangered style, but over recent years there’s been a massive revival; especially in the US.

This is a very complex style; many are very fruity in the aroma and flavor. Look for earthy yeast tones, mild to moderate tartness. Lots of spice and with a medium bitterness. They tend to be semi-dry with many only having touch of sweetness.

I am not familiar with this style to so cannot judge how it compares with others of this family but the description above fits this beer well. It would not be my first choice of brews but I definitely would not turn it down if you are buying.

Horse Heaven Hills Brewery
1118 Meade Ave
Prosser, Wa 99350
(509) 781-6400

– Live Long in Prosser