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
Pretty Things Jack DOr
MA, United States
8
3.573
Saison Imperiale
Belgium
15
3.573
The Commons Fleur de Ferme
OR, United States
4
3.571
Funkwerks Tropic King (Maori King)
CO, United States
4
3.571
Dieu du Ciel Isseki Nicho
Canada
4
3.571
Red Brick 21st Anniversary Dark Saison Ale
GA, United States
3
3.567
Unibroue L'Éphémère (unflavoured)
Canada
13
3.562
Fantome de Noël
Belgium
25
3.561
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere
MI, United States
33
3.561
HaandBryggeriet Hesjeøl
Norway
7
3.560
5 Seasons Afterglow Flanders Golden Ale
GA, United States
6
3.555
Prairie Artisan Ales Standard
OK, United States
5
3.550
Stillwater / Mikkeller Two Gypsies Our Side
MD, United States
8
3.545
The Bruery Saison Rue
CA, United States
17
3.540
Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison Artisan Ale Aged in Oak Barrels
CO, United States
5
3.538
Silly Saison
Belgium
11
3.522
Firestone Walker Opal
CA, United States
2
3.520
Birra del Borgo Duchessic
Italy
2
3.520
Summit Unchained 07 Honeymoon Saison
MN, United States
3
3.517
Sierra Nevada Bonnaroo Brew
CA, United States
3
3.517