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
Cazeau Tournay de Noël
Belgium
4
3.443
Anchor Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale
CA, United States
4
3.443
Rockmill Saison
OH, United States
2
3.440
Cigar City/Bruery Dos Costas Oeste (Lemon Wood)
FL, United States
2
3.440
Charlevoix Dominus Vobiscum Saison
Canada
5
3.438
Saison de Brooklyn
NY, United States
3
3.434
Anchor Saison
CA, United States
6
3.433
Fantome Chocolat
Belgium
11
3.428
Green Flash Saison Diego
CA, United States
8
3.428
Jandrain-Jandrenouille IV Saison
Belgium
5
3.425
Hill Farmstead Vera Mae Saison
VT, United States
1
3.425
Adroit Theory Fear Is Your Only God Imperial Saison (Ghost 039)
VA, United States
1
3.425
The Actual Ingenuity with Basil & Lime
OH, United States
1
3.425
Heavyweight Saison de la Soeur Hoppy
NJ, United States
6
3.422
Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - The Perfect Crime
CA, United States
7
3.420
Lightning Electrostatic Ale
CA, United States
2
3.420
Grassroots Arctic Saison
Denmark
2
3.420
Orpheus Atalanta
GA, United States
2
3.420
Triumph Saison
PA, United States
3
3.417
McKenzie Saison Vautour
PA, United States
3
3.417