DB6 - Grisette
20 September 2022
DB6 - Grisette
The next beer in our development range is something new to
Rebellion, a Grisette.
Grisettes belong to the family of Belgian farmhouse-style ales
called Saisons. They are known for their dry, fruity spiciness, DB6
does not disappoint.
Flavour: You'll enjoy a light and dry beer with
fruity and spicy yeast flavours, hoppy bitterness, and grainy malt
with a very dry finish.
Aroma: A pleasant aromatic mix of fruity-spicy
yeast and citrussy hop aroma.
Appearance: Pale gold, with a slight haze
because of the relatively large proportion of wheat used in the
brew. A long-lasting, dense, rocky white to ivory head.
Saisons were originally brewed to quench the thirst of the hard
working seasonal farm laborers in the Wallonia region of Belgium.
Grisettes are believed to have been developed in the late 18th
century in the Hainaut region, part of Wallonia, which was the
centre of the area's mining industry. The name Grisette itself is a
French word that translates to "little grey." It was used to refer
to working class French women of previous centuries, based upon the
cheap grey dresses they often wore. Some have surmised the beer
took its name from these grey-frocked women who served the beer to
returning mine workers. Others have suggested the "grey" refers to
the coal miners themselves who returned from their day's work
covered in rock dust.
Our grisette is now available exclusively from the Tap Yard, and
we'd encourage everyone to ask for a sample, just to try something
new and expand you beer knowledge.