Phraseology 375ml Bottle


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Introducing Phraseology, wild Irish saison with strawberries. “Phraseology” was conceived on 3/11/2020. It then underwent a two year gestation in American oak barrels where it soured naturally, but we didn’t know quite what it would grow up to become. After a chance meeting with a Longford strawberry grower, its destiny was manifest, and today it is finally ready for release. Phraseology is a rye saison, fermented with our native Irish yeast strain Morrigan 1 (you may remember her from such beers as Savage, Allta and Rua). After about 18 months in oak, we added pureed, fresh local strawberries, from McCormack Fruit in Longford, straight into the barrels, and left the microbes to work their magic.


The result is a dry and refreshing beer, which manages to be both sour and sweet, with a distinct berry aroma, and a mild ripe fruit flavour. The beer pours a bright amber colour with a slight pink tint (try not to disturb the sediment).

Like ourselves, McCormack Fruit work hard, in harmony with nature, to be at the top of their game. They grow the sweetest strawberries and raspberries, and distribute across the midlands and west of Ireland.

As with all our bottled beers, Phraseology is 100% natural, bottle conditioned and suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets. Alc. 6.5% vol.


STYLE Barrel Conditioned Sour Rye Ale
ABV 6.5%
COLOUR Bright Amber with Pink Tint
BODY Medium


As with all our beers, Phraseology is a superb table beer. Try it with rich, sweet crepes this pancake Tuesday (or any day you fancy some pancakes). If you really want some next level pairing, fire up the oven and enjoy it with a delicious strawberry clafoutis.

Why not compare and contrast a bottle of Phraseology with our wine barrel conditioned native Irish ale Ruacioto or our whiskey barrel conditioned Sergeant Jimmy?


Where Do We Deliver?

We offer 32 county shipping across the whole island of Ireland (ROI & NI) We also ship to a selection of European destinations within the EU. For more info on our EU shipping rates please visit our shipping information page.


Handmade, real Irish Beer from Roscommon.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

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