On the nose it is very similar to white wine, but with just a little more yeast character, the aroma of green fruits and citrus with a light flora finish. Light in body, initial sweetness finishing very dry.
The brewers at 8 Wired Brewery have taken the traditional style of saison and spun it into New World fashion. Based on the tradition, French Saison yeast is used to provide earthy, rich flavors to the beer. 8 Wired Saison Sauvin contains double the amount of malt, meaning double the amount of alcohol. This saison won the Silver Medal for Speciality Styles at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards in 2011.