Monday, 27 May 2013
Partizan Grisette with salmon
Beer and food is something I haven't covered much in a while. The sequence of getting the specific beer in for the specific meal then getting round to actually blogging about it requires some effort.
Partizan is a brewery I have heard about but never come across before. One of the new wave of London-based brewers with labels that look kind of funky.
Anyhow, the saison with salmon is a combination recommended by none other than the beer and food master himself, Garrett Oliver. I could immediately see how it works, Partizan Grisette Saison is through and through a lovely light crisp and snappy beer with a clean-cut bitterness with lots of signature Belgian-esque yeasty herbal, peppery and lemon notes going on. It cuts effortlessly through the meatiness of the salmon whilst marrying well with a lot of underlying flavours of the dish. Similar yet different to small number of Saison type beers I have tried before, Grisette is definitely the most light and quenching. Overall a quality beer and, thanks to the wife, some quality home cooking.