This cider has a bright apple flavor and aroma, along with big floral, melon, and citrus notes. The honey and agave combine to create a nice sweetness, complementing the tart apple flavor and delivering a balanced finish.
Saint Arnold’s was drawn to Burleson’s Texas Wildflower Honey because of its unique Texas flavor profile, which taps nectars from Texas plants like Texas tallow, mesquite, cotton, goldenrod, and numerous wildflowers.
“We learned that the United States produces more than 300 varietals of honey, and we wanted to feature a flavor profile that only Texas honey can offer,” said Saint Arnold Brewer Colin Klingemann. “Using locally sourced ingredients is part of the tradition of brewing the Saison style, so connecting with our friends at Burleson’s Honey was natural.”
The result of all this hard work by all involved (not to mention our friends the bees) is a refreshingly bright ale with honey aromas of floral blooms and nectarines. And with more than 800 pounds of Texas Wildflower Honey in each batch of Saint Arnold Icon Gold – Honey Saison, you can be sure each bottle brings plenty of sweet.
Houston-based Saint Arnold Brewing Co. was founded in 1994 and is Texas’ oldest craft brewery.