Saison

Saison

2834 beers | 3.636 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
5 Seasons Afterglow Flanders Golden Ale
GA, United States
6
3.555
Heavyweight Saison de la Soeur Hoppy
NJ, United States
6
3.422
Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison Artisan Ale Aged in Oak Barrels
CO, United States
5
3.538
21st Amendment Sneak Attack
CA, United States
5
3.375
Le Trou du Diable Saison du Tracteur
Canada
5
3.363
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Saison
WI, United States
5
3.463
Block Three King Street Saison
Canada
5
3.263
Jandrain-Jandrenouille IV Saison
Belgium
5
3.425
Ithaca Ground Break
NY, United States
5
3.488
Bison Brewing Farmhouse Ale
CA, United States
5
3.488
Green Flash Friendship Brew
CA, United States
5
3.488
Jolly Pumpkin Baudelaire Beer iO Saison
MI, United States
5
3.225
Charlevoix Dominus Vobiscum Saison
Canada
5
3.438
Dormaal Amber
Belgium
5
3.275
Fantome Circus Fantome
Belgium
5
3.513
Lake Louie Prairie Moon Farmhouse Ale
WI, United States
5
3.613
Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Saison with Mandarin Oranges and Peppercorns
CA, United States
5
3.613
Stillwater Stateside Saison
MD, United States
5
3.600
Unibroue À Tout Le Monde (Megadeth)
Canada
5
3.363
Prairie Artisan Ales Standard
OK, United States
5
3.550