Saison

Saison

2250 beers | 3.640 Avg Score

Saison Saisons originated in Belgium as a summer seasonal beer, intending to be both refreshing and firm in flavor and body. The saison typically has a fruity (citrus is common) aroma that can be accompanied by a combination of spicey, hoppy, herbal, earthy, yeasty, even musty aspects. The flavor is moderately malty with an assertive hoppy balance and sometimes has peppery and spicey notes. Frequently, acidic and sour (Lactobacillus) aspects finish out the flavor profile of a saison, which can finish with a dry and highly carbonated finish. The appearance of a saison ranges from yellow-orange to deep amber and distinctively pours with a very generous and fluffy pillowy head that leaves behind some of the best Belgian lacing known to beer. Alcohol strengths are most often in the 5 - 8.5% ABV range, but some examples are stronger. Normally, the alcohol in a saison fills out the flavor profile but is not warming or hot.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Ommegang Hennepin
NY, United States
103
3.899
Saison Dupont
Belgium
62
3.909
New Belgium Biere De Mars
CO, United States
37
3.595
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere
MI, United States
33
3.561
Heavy Seas Red Sky At Night
MD, United States
28
3.355
Moinette Blonde
Belgium
28
3.842
Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux
Belgium
28
3.787
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire
MI, United States
27
3.467
North Coast Le Merle
CA, United States
26
3.680
Goose Island Sofie
IL, United States
26
3.810
Dupont Foret Organic Saison
Belgium
26
3.655
Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone Saison Du BUFF
CA, United States
24
3.474
Fantome de Noël
Belgium
24
3.563
Ommegang Ommegeddon
NY, United States
24
3.726
Fantome Saison
Belgium
23
3.693
Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
MO, United States
23
3.754
Rogue FestiveAle (Saison)
OR, United States
22
2.980
Surly CynicAle
MN, United States
22
3.628
Lost Abbey Red Barn
CA, United States
22
3.508
Goose Island Pepe Nero
IL, United States
21
3.508