Its that time of month again (no not a beeriod)...The Session! Craig at Drinkdrank, a regular Session contributor has offered to host and the topic and its an interesting one: design your perfect idea of a beer.
My favourite Ratebeer style is porter, but actually I enjoy pretty much any style of beer. However if I had the run of a brewery for a day I'd brew a saison. In fact I'd make it a black one. Perhaps using dehusked carafa for the colour with just a touch of chocolate wheat malt for flavour. The balance would be pale malt and wheat. Saison yeast of course with perhaps a bit of Brett too and aim for an ABV of 4-5, something you could drink a few of in a sitting.
So what about the hops? Well I love New Zealand hops so it'd be Motueka for bittering and flavour and would be a liberal sprinkling of Pacifica for aroma added at flame-out and at conditioning.
Now if someone knows of such a beer, or are planning on brewing it let me know!