7.3% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Black with a thin tan lacing.
Aroma: Black licorice and caramel.
Taste: Lots of black licorice flavor; some vanilla and caramel notes. Rye on the backend.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with very light carbonation.
New Holland’s Four Witches brew is a great example of a black saison — it features flavorful, earthy notes that hide the booziness well. Black licorice dominates the palate of this brew, but it’s enjoyable considering the slight vanilla and caramel notes that follow it. It’s not the most drinkable beer, but I wouldn’t expect any beer with black licorice to be. All in all, it’s definitely a night cap type of beer, and one I’ll enjoy again.