Wallonia, Belgium is known as the birthplace of the Saison. In the tiny town of Silly, Brasserie de Silly helped build that reputation with their dark Saison recipe that dates back to the mid 19th century.
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Originally brewed in the south of Belgium, the Saison (French for "seasons") was originally brewed toward the end of winter in order to last through the warmer months.
Ranging in color from golden to orange, these beers have a wide variety of flavors. The malt sweetness is moderate to low, with a mild hop bitterness and an earthy, citrus, and floral flavors and aromas from the local yeast used. Still relatively crisp and light - perfect for the summer months.
Best served at cool to cellar temperatures, 46-57 degrees, in a stemmed tulip or large wine glass.
This light pink warm weather Saison blends Sauvignon blanc grapes & hibiscus to create a wonderfully complex beer with a dry finish. Earthy notes from Saison yeast coupled with tannic dryness from hibiscus flowers perfectly balance the subtle sweetness of Sauvignon blanc grapes.
his Franco-Belgian style Farmhouse Ale has an effervescent body and a light straw color. Rabbid Rabbit, with it’s light malt body, augmented by spices, is a complex and frothy beverage with a deceptively high alcohol content. (Description provided by company)
Today for Curious Tuesday, we bring you our American interpretation of the Saison style: Arcadiana.
To celebrate Yellowhammer's fifth anniversary, they have brewed up a dark smoked saison with sweet orange peel. It will be available in mid-October 2015 at their tap room and limited draft locations.
Saison style ale (Description provided by company)
The International Space Saison features our newly re-forumlated Belgian farmhouse ale aged for six-plus months in various barrels. The rum version is sweet and boozy, with lots of rum, vanilla, and oak. (Description provided by company)
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Crisp and refreshing farmhouse ale (Description provided by company)
Goodwood Red Wine Barrel Saison is aged in a variety of wine casks, adding distinct and changing variances to each batch.