Missouri- Saison/Farmhouse Ale- 8.0% ABV. Pours a hazy golden yellow color. An inviting aroma of citrus fruit, black pepper, sweet grains, Belgian yeast & light hops. Tastes of lemon, sweet malts, grassy hops, black pepper, yeast & clove with a bitter finish.
Saison beer originated in southern Belgium’s French-speaking Wallonia region; its name is French for “season.” It was originally brewed at the end of winter to last through the warmer summer season. An alternate name for this Belgian beer, Farmhouse Ale, refers to the tiny farmhouses dotting the land in which this style was first brewed, and also reflects some of the aromas and flavors, which may include a mild earthy, musty, tart, sour or “barnyard” character from naturally occurring Brettanomyces yeast. Perfect for a refreshing summer brew, golden to orange-amber Saison ale has fruity, citrusy, spicy aromas and flavors moderated by soft malts and mild hop bitterness. The finish is generally dry. The best Saison beer makes a versatile pairing for a wide variety of cheeses.