Style Guide: What is a Saison

Saison is a style of beer that originated in Belgium, named after the seasonal farmhouse workers of Belgium and Norther France – who supposedly drank them after a day’s hard graft in the fields. It’s a rustic beer that is open to interpretation from brewers. They often use wild, top fermenting yeast and a variety of grains. They are known for being hoppy, malty and low in bitterness, with fruity or spicy characteristics. They tend to have a dry finish…

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