Saison

Saison

2693 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
8 Wired Saison Sauvin
New Zealand
7
3.780
Stillwater / Mikkeller Two Gypsies Our Side
MD, United States
7
3.520
HaandBryggeriet Hesjeøl
Norway
7
3.560
Jack Russell Farmhouse Ale
CA, United States
6
3.222
Alley Kat Summer Ale
Canada
6
3.000
Iron Hill Saison
DE, United States
6
3.489
Santa Barbara Sinister Saison
CA, United States
6
3.400
Anchorage Love Buzz Saison
AK, United States
6
3.689
Fantome BBBrr
Belgium
6
3.322
5 Seasons Afterglow Flanders Golden Ale
GA, United States
6
3.555
Epic Sour Apple Saison
UT, United States
6
3.345
Widmer Brothers W’12 Dark Saison
OR, United States
6
3.300
Heavyweight Saison de la Soeur Hoppy
NJ, United States
6
3.422
Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny
Denmark
6
3.467
Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - The Perfect Crime
CA, United States
6
3.367
Anchor Saison
CA, United States
6
3.433
Saison Dupont Dry Hopping
Belgium
6
3.489
Upright Five
OR, United States
6
3.589
Jester King Le Petit Prince
TX, United States
6
3.345
Avery Eighteen
CO, United States
6
3.311