In late June The Festival came to Portland Maine bringing in many talented brewers from Europe. While they were here many of them took the time to do some collaborative brews with local breweries including this one from Maine Beer Company and Nogne-O. I drink mostly American beer so I am not all that familiar with Nogne-O.
This collaboration is a saison not the usual hop forward pales and IPAs that Maine Beer is known for. It pours a beautiful orange with a perfect white head. Aroma has plenty of rye spice and is very pleasant. Taste is balanced and a bit hoppier than most saisons but still seems fairly simple.
Collaboration Time III is an easy to drink beer and would pair well with most meals.
Pros: Easy to drink and well balanced
Alcohol Content: 5.6% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Maine Beer Company
Brewers Description: Brewed with a new friend, Kjetil Jikiun, founder and brewer at Nogne-O. Our aim was to brew a delicate, sessionable beer incorporating elements of the saison and hoppy American ale styles. We used a blend of our house ale and saison yeast strains. The result, an ale, golden in color, generously hopped, with background notes of saison funk accented by soft rye and wheat flavors.