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
Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny
Denmark
6
3.467
Allagash Fluxus (2009)
ME, United States
5
3.475
Le Trou du Diable Saison du Tracteur
Canada
5
3.363
Jolly Pumpkin Baudelaire Beer iO Saison
MI, United States
5
3.225
Dormaal Amber
Belgium
5
3.275
Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Saison with Mandarin Oranges and Peppercorns
CA, United States
5
3.613
Bison Brewing Farmhouse Ale
CA, United States
5
3.488
Green Flash Friendship Brew
CA, United States
5
3.488
Driftwood Farmhand Ale
Canada
5
3.263
Stillwater Stateside Saison
MD, United States
5
3.600
Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Saison Style Ale
CA, United States
5
3.275
Block Three King Street Saison
Canada
5
3.263
Unibroue À Tout Le Monde (Megadeth)
Canada
5
3.363
Charlevoix Dominus Vobiscum Saison
Canada
5
3.438
Ithaca Ground Break
NY, United States
5
3.488
Niagara Oast House Saison
Canada
5
3.475
Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal Saison
CO, United States
5
3.388
Lake Louie Prairie Moon Farmhouse Ale
WI, United States
5
3.613
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Saison
WI, United States
5
3.463
21st Amendment Sneak Attack
CA, United States
5
3.375