About the Saison

Also known as a Farmhouse Ale, the Belgian Saison originated as a rustic ale provided for farmhands in French-speaking Wallonia. The modern Saison by Dupont was produced in the 1920s. Its mouthfeel is dry and ranges from light to medium with high carbonation. Typically golden in color, the style can also appear amber or brown. Its palate is either bittered or soured with citrus fruit flavors, earthy or spicy hops, and possibly spiced. Darker versions may be a little sweeter. Regardless of the variation, the Saison yeast character is an absolute must.

Sour Saison is a Belgian-style Saison by New Belgium Brewing Company whose palate is a complex blend of sour, funk, sweet, spice, and bread.

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Above The Clouds is a Belgian-style Saison by 3 Stars Brewing Company that blends citrus and pepper with sourdough bread and fruity esters.

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Ngongo is a Belgian-style Saison collaboratively brewed by The Bruery and Garage Project that’s delightfully refreshing and complex with earthy, sweet, and tart flavors.

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Saison Du BUFF, a Belgian-style Saison brewed in collaboration with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Stone Brewing, and Victory Brewing Company.

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Wayan is a Belgian-style Saison brewed by Birrificio Le Baladin that tastes of doughy bread, spices, citrus, and peach in a light, refreshing brew.

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Siren’s Saison, a Belgian-style Saison by Biscayne Bay Brewing Company has strong wheat flavor, hints of fruit and spices with a fizzy feel.

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Prince & Pauper is a Belgian-style Saison by Mikkeller ApS and Omnipollo that blends funky yeast, floral hops, lemon, and spices.

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Undefeated Saison, a Belgian-style Saison by Funky Buddha Brewery is a vinous blend of Champagne yeast, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape musts.

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Mist is a Belgian-style Saison by Civil Society Brewing Co. that blends sourdough bread, citrus, and spices into an easy drinking brew.

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Shipwreck Saison is a Belgian-style Saison by Bangin’ Banjo Brewing Company that blends vinous Chardonnay flavor with spices, yeast, and bready malt.

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