Geeky info: Saisons originated in the French speaking part of Belgium called Wallonia. Historically saisons (or seasonal beers) were brewed at the beginning of spring for consumption through the summer months. These spicy, medium-light body, highly carbonated beers are refreshing and thirst quenching.
Food pairings suggestions:
1. Herbal salads with spinach and/or arugula.
2. Earthy or nutty cheeses.
3 Earthy seasoned poultry and fish.
Serving Temp: 45°- 50°
Glassware: Tulip Glass
Appearance: Hazy, deep golden with a pillowy white head.
Aroma: Yeast spices dominate the aroma but there is a subtle fruitiness under all that spice.
Flavor: Bready/cracker malt with tropical fruit undertones while the yeast spices help dry the beer out.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with elevated carbonation.
General style info: Whether you are drinking a traditional strength (5% ABV or lower) or a more contemporary version (6% ABV or higher) Saisons should finish dry with very little sweetness. Saisons aromas can be quite complex with a fruit and spice mixture reminiscent of barnyards. Typically their flavors will be malt balanced (leaning towards malt instead of hops) but peppery spice flavors from the yeast and the elevated carbonation levels create a beer with medium bitterness and a dry finish.