Saison

Saison

2695 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
Yards Saison
PA, United States
14
2.953
Great Divide Colette
CO, United States
14
3.223
Unibroue L'Éphémère (unflavoured)
Canada
13
3.562
Southampton Cuvee des Fleurs
NY, United States
13
3.762
Fantome Brise Bonbons
Belgium
13
3.738
Birrificio del Ducato Nuova Mattina / New Morning
Italy
13
3.750
Fantome Black Ghost
Belgium
13
3.669
New Glarus Unplugged Imperial Saison
WI, United States
13
3.513
Saint Somewhere Saison Athene
FL, United States
12
2.994
Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale
NH, United States
12
3.714
New Belgium Lips of Faith Prickly Passion Saison
CO, United States
12
3.400
Southampton Saison
NY, United States
12
3.820
Fantome La Gourmande
Belgium
12
3.820
Samuel Adams Rustic Saison
MA, United States
11
3.386
Gouyasse Saison Voisin
Belgium
11
3.143
Silly Saison
Belgium
11
3.522
Minhas Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale
WI, United States
11
2.507
Fantome Chocolat
Belgium
11
3.428
Southern Tier Cherry Saison
NY, United States
11
3.222
Fantome Pissenlit
Belgium
11
3.679