Halcyon: Invisible InkOrganic Farmhouse Saison with Meyer lemon and Clementine • 7.8 % • Halcyon Barrel House
Invisible Ink is a Halcyon Barrel House collaboration with Prince Edward County’s Matron Fine Beer. It is a year-old barrel-aged saison with brett, brewed with organic Meyer lemon and clementine for a bright, citrusy profile.
History & Style
Invisible Ink was brewed collaboratively at Halcyon Barrel House in 2018 by Halcyon’s Bryce McBain and Justin da Silva. The two have worked together previously on beer designs, notably Brett Friends Forever and Brett Friends Forever II. Invisible Ink celebrates the launch of da Silva’s latest project, Matron Fine Beer.
Invisible Ink pours a hazy straw colour, with ample foam. The aroma offers notes of wine and pithy lemon. The taste leads with wine as well; layers of pithy citrus, tangy acidity and moderate bitterness complete the picture. The mouthfeel is quite full from lively carbonation and heaps of tannins, with a pleasant warming alcohol sensation. Invisible ink finishes bone dry, with lemon faintly lingering.
Water, barley* wheat* and rye* malts, wheat*, oats*, hops*, Meyer lemon*, clementine*, coriander*, yeast (*organic).
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