While the label of Deep Blue Saison by Gizmo looks absolutely awesome, you may be wondering what blueberries, sharks, and saisons have in common. Luckily, the awesome label art is supplemented by an awesome label story that connects all the dots for you! I won’t spoil the surprise, but let’s just say that chess playing robots and Samuel L. Jackson may be involved… These details alone may be enough for some of you to see how this clearly leads into a blueberry infused Belgian farmhouse ale. The rest of you will need to pick up a bottle for yourselves to have these mysteries of the deep revealed.
Deep Blue pours a pale amber with a thin, wispy head. The aroma has a strong blueberry presence with a backbone of yeasty funk that is typical of saisons. There’s also a slight hint of bubble gum that makes the profile similar to that of blueberry candy.
The flavor also has a sweet blueberry candy aspect to it but boasts a strong presence of citrus. This transitions into a peppery hop spice with a tart bite to finish it off. The light body is perfect for a summer seasonal with just the right level of carbonation.
Deep Blue is a fun summer saison that is perfect for grilling out or a day at the beach. Although the blueberry flavor is robust, it doesn’t overpowers the other elements. With the barrage of pumpkin ales creeping up earlier every year, I implore you to restrain the urge to jump directly into the fall brews. Your patience will be rewarded in the form of lazy summer nights with an appropriately refreshing seasonal.
- Appearance: Pale Amber / Thin, Wispy Head
- Aroma: Blueberry, Bubble Gum, Funky Yeast
- Flavor: Blueberry Candy, Citrus, Spice, Tart Finish
- Mouthfeel: Light Body, Moderate Carbonation
- ABV: 6.4%
- Score: 86