Saison Season is Here July 05 2014
Hey everybody. Saison Season is on us.
Clever puns aside, now is the time to make this Belgian/French style. Notable for its estery flavor and high ABV, saisons are fermented in the 70-90 degree range, depending on yeast strain.
There is a lot of room for creativity here. I fondly remember a customer brewing a hibiscus Saison a while back and bringing in a bottle to receive some feedback. It was unlike anything I had tasted. Aromatic, silky on the palette at the same time robust with a distinct Belgian character.
There is a good amount of overlap sometimes with the Franco/Belg frontiere styles but Saisons are a class by themselves.