Saison

A refreshing, medium to strong fruity/spicy ale with a distinctive yellow-orange color, highly carbonated, well hopped, and dry with a quenching acidity.

Combination of fruity and spicy flavors supported by a soft malt character, a low to moderate alcohol presence and
tart sourness. A characteristic dry finish. The fruitiness is frequently citrusy (orange- or lemon-like). Hop flavor is low to moderate, and is generally spicy or earthy in character. Hop bitterness may be moderate to high. A very dry finish with a long, bitter, sometimes spicy aftertaste.

Commercial Examples:

De Garve, the Anvil, Devil’s Peak, Dog and Fig and the Three Skulls breweries all have tried this style.

What The Beersluts have to say:

The Devil’s Peak Silvertree Saison is a light, spicy moderately bitter version. Well worth drinking. See Joburg Festival of Beers for a write-up.

 

 

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