Big Beery Advent Calendar - Beer 20: Brew By Numbers Saison Citra / Amarillo & Orange, 5.8% (SE London)

glenn@hopburnsblack.co.uk

Each night at 8pm, we'll post a blog about the day's hand-picked beer in our Big Beery Advent Calendar - why we love the brewery, why we've chosen the beer, why we think you'll love it too. Feel free to comment below or have your say on Twitter.

BBNO says: "The Citra Saison is Brew By Numbers' modern interpretation of a Belgian farmhouse classic. The hops balance the yeast character while a light spicing adds complexity. The Amarillo & Orange is brewed using Amarillo hops (known for their orange-like flavour) and Seville orange peel. It's light, refreshing and incredibly drinkable - a truly seasonal saison."

We say: We couldn't have an advent calendar of our favourite breweries without including BBNO and we couldn't have BBNO without including one of their saisons - or in this case, two, the Citra or the Amarillo & Orange, depending on when your advent calendar was purchased. The BBNO team were originally inspired by a trip to Belgium and the crisp and funky saisons they tasted there, and this fascination is borne out by the 15+ different saisons they regularly brew. Lovely stuff.