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Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
 
Style Information
The Saison (or Farmhouse Ale) is a French/Belgian style. It ranges in color from gold to dark amber. They are light to medium in body. The dominant quality in the aroma should be fruity esters, with hints of malt sweetness, spices, a slight sour character, and minimal alcohol. Hop presence in both aroma and flavor can vary widely within the style, from low to medium-high. Spice notes should be evident in both aroma and flavor, usually presenting as black pepper hints. Fruit flavors like dark fruits and bananas should also be noted, along with a very minimal hint of sour. ABV should range from 4.5% to 8.5%. IBUs should be in the range of 20-40.

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

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Wine Glass Wine glasses come in many shapes that are styled specifically to certain varietals of wine. The shape of the glass is very important, as it concentrates flavors and aroma. Wine glasses can be div... [more]

Top Consumed Saison / Farmhouse Ale
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Sofie by Goose Island189
2. Cynic Ale by Surly Brewing Company188
3. Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale by Boulevard Brewing Co.102
4. Ground Break by Ithaca Beer Company80
5. Saison - Brett by Boulevard Brewing Co.56
6. Jack D'or by Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, Inc.41
7. Unplugged Imperial Saison by New Glarus Brewing Company37
8. Saison Dupont by Brasserie Dupont sprl32
9. Thumbprint Saison by New Glarus Brewing Company32
10. Heavy Seas - Red Sky At Night (Saison Ale) by Heavy Seas Beer - Clipper City29

Top Reviews Saison / Farmhouse Ale
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Prairie Funky Galaxy by Prairie Artisan Ales96
2. Saison Vautour Du Bois by McKenzie Brew House - Chadds Ford92
3. Freefall (Grisette) by Pizza Boy Brewing Company92
4. Broederlijke Liefde by De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)92
5. Saison D'Erpe-Mere by Kleinbrouwerij De Glazen Toren91
6. Saison by Rockmill Brewery90
7. Halia by Goose Island90
8. Love Buzz Saison by Anchorage Brewing Company90
9. EXTRA by Brasserie Thiriez90
10. Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale by Boulevard Brewing Co.89