Saison

spring

Originally a Belgian Farmhouse Ale, it was brewed as a refreshing, summertime beer for fieldworkers.

We built on this, adding our own array of citrusy hops and black pepper to spice up this lovely little beer. And though you might not work in a field, a few sips of this and you'll feel as though you're kicking back in one.

History

A seasonal summer style produced in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium. Originally brewed at the end of the cool season to last through the warmer months before refrigeration was common. It had to be sturdy enough to last for months but not too strong to be quenching and refreshing in the summer. It is now brewed year-round in tiny, artisanal breweries whose buildings reflect their origins as farmhouses.

Appearance

A distinctive pale orange to golden color. There is no correlation between strength and color. Long-lasting, dense, rocky white to ivory head resulting in characteristic “Belgian lace” on the glass as it fades.

Aroma

High fruitiness with moderate-low Sorachi Ace hop aroma and moderate black pepper spice aroma. Fruity esters dominate the aroma and are often reminiscent of citrus fruits such as oranges or lemons. A low to medium-high spicy or floral hop aroma is present.

Flavor

Combination of fruity and spicy flavors supported by a soft malt character, a low to moderate alcohol presence and tart sourness. Extremely high attenuation gives a characteristic dry finish.

Overview

  • ABV: 5.5%
  • IBU: 18.7
  • OG: 1.049
  • FG: 1.007
  • SRM: 5.6

Food Pairing

Pairs exceptionally well with spicy dishes, salads, fish and, of course, barbecue, y'all.

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