Saisons

Craft Brewed Saisons

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Fruity, spicy, and earthy are some of the flavors you’ll find in craft brewed Saisons, a flavorful beer style with origins from Belgian farmhouses. Saisons are highly carbonated, finishing dry and refreshing, often with a touch of tartness. They can range in strength from session-style beers at 4%, to strong versions over 9%.

Craft brewers uses a wide variety of ingredients and aging methods to create fantastically complex beers, extending the flavor profile to include smoky, citrusy, woody, and funky notes. Adding spices and citrus peel is common, and malt bills can include rye, wheat, oats, caramel malts,and toasted malts.

Aging in barrels and fermentations with wild Brettanomyces yeast strains are becoming more common.

Rated A+, World Class Beer

Saison Dupont (6.4%) | The gold standard of Saisons | Belgium

 
Rated A, Fantastic, The Best Saisons

The Bruery Saison Rue (8.5%, 30 IBUs) | Placentia, CA

 

Cigar City Guava Grove Farmhouse Ale (8%, 18 IBUs) | Aged with pink guavas | Tampa, FL

 

Funkwerks Saison (6.8%) | Crisply carbonated with citrus and peppery spice flavors | Fort Collins, CO

 

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Peche N Brett (10%) | Aged in oak barrels with peaches and wild Brettanoymces yeast | Hood River, OR

 

Night Shift Brewing Wild Queen (8%) | Wine and brandy barrel-aged with raspberries and wild yeast | Everett, MA

 
Rated A-, Great

8 Wired Saison Sauvin (7%, 50 IBUs) | Brewed with Nelson Sauvin and Motueka hops | New Zealand 

 

Alameda Brewing My Bloody Valentine (5.5%, 21 IBUs) | Saison brewed with blood orange juice and dried orange peel. Seasonal spring release. | Portland, OR 

 

Anchorage Brewing Love Buzz (8%, 40 IBUs) | Fermented with wild Brettanomyces yeast | Anchorage, AK

 

Beachwood El Verano (6.7%, 41 IBUs) | Brewed with rye, spelt, and wheat | Long Beach, CA 

 

Black Raven Pour Les Oiseaux (7.6%, 33 IBUs) | Wine barrel-aged with wild Brettanoymces yeast | Redmond, WA

 

Boulevard Saison Brett (8.5%) | Strong Saison fermented with wild Brettanomyces yeast | Kansas City, MO 

 

The Bruery Saison De Lente (6.5%, 35 IBUs) | Aged with wild Brettanomyces yeast | Placentia, CA

 

Cigar City Cucumber Saison (5%) | Flavored with cucumber | Tampa, FL

 

Elysian Oddland Peppercorn Saison (7%) | Brewed with four types of peppercorns | Seattle, WA

 

Epic Brewing Elder Brett Saison (9.6%) | Strong Saison collaboration brew with Crooked Stave. Fermented with wild Brettanomyces yeast. | Salt Lake City, UT 

 

Funkwerks Tropic King (8%) | Strong Saison with spicy and fruity notes | Fort Collins, CO

 

Jester King Salt Lick Pecan Smoked Saison (6.7%, 22 IBUs) | Barrel-aged with souring yeast strains | Austin, TX

 

Hill Farmstead Edith (6%) | Dark Saison fermented with wild Brettanomyces yeast | Greensboro, VT

 

Logsdon Oak Aged Bretta (8%) | Aged in oak barrels with wild Brettanomyces yeast | Hood River, OR

 

The Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale (6.7%) | Brewed with black pepper, ginger, grains of paradise and orange peel | San Marcos, CA

 

New Holland Four Witches (7.3%) | Black Saison brewed with star anise, black pepper, coriander, and grains of paradise | Holland, MI

 

Prairie Ale (7%) | Fermented with wild Brettanomyces yeast | Krebs, OK

 

Prairie Hop (8%) | Dry-hopped strong Saison | Krebs, OK

 

Prairie Merica (7.5%) | Single-Hopped Saison brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops | Krebs, OK 

 

Pretty Things Field Mouse’s Farewell (7%, 38 IBUs) | Brewed with rye and oats | Somerville, MA

 

Pretty Things Jack D’Or (6.5%, 57 IBUs) Hoppy Saison brewed with wheat, rye, and oats | Somerville, MA

 

Southampton Saison Deluxe (7.4%) | Southampton, NY

 

Vivant Zaison (9%) | Strong Saison brewed with black peppercorns and orange peel. | Grand Rapids, MI 

 

Wedge Brewing Super Saison (7%) | Dry-hopped and fermented with wild Brettanomyces yeast | Asheville, NC

 

Westbrook Bearded Farmer 3 – Thomas (7.8%, 75 IBUs) | Mount Pleasant, SC

 

Weyerbacher Seventeen (10.5%) | Brewed with pink peppercorns and citrus zest | Easton, PA

 

Wicked Weed Passion Fruit Saison (5.8%, 25 IBUs) | Brewed with passion fruit | Asheville, NC

 
Rated B+ Very Good

Adelbert’s Philosophizer (8.4%) | Austin, TX

 

Anchorage Brewing Rondy Brew (6.5%, 32 IBUs) | Bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces | Anchorage, AK

 

Backlash Beer Convergence (7%, 22 IBUs) | Brewed with rye malt and candi sugar | Holyoke, MA

 

Beachwood Six (6.9%, 38 IBUs) | Smoked Black Saison with earthy and smoky flavors | Long Beach, CA 

 

Bison Brewing Saison de Wench (6%) | Brewed with rose petals and hibiscus | Berkeley, CA 

 

Brash Brewing Cold Ass Honky (8.5%) | Strong Saison dry-hopped with Amarillo hops | Ipswich, MA 

 

Breakside Brewery Smallwares Saison (5.8%) | Brewed with lychees and pink peppercorns | Portland, OR

 

Cambridge Brewing Le Saisonniere (4%) | Light session-style Saison brewed with rye and oats | Cambridge, MA

 

Cape Ann Fisherman’s Sunrise Saison (7%, 20 IBUs) | Brewed with rhubarb and strawberries | Gloucester, MA

 

Captain Lawrence Saison (5.5%, 30 IBUs) | Elmsford, NY

 

Crux Fermentation Project Impasse (7%, 25 IBUs) | Bend, OR

 

Epic Brewing Straight Up Saison (7%) | Brewed with Pilsner Malt, Flaked Oats, and Wheat | Salt Lake City, UT 

 

Equinox Devilish Details (9%, 24 IBUs) | Imperial Saison, limited release | Fort Collins, CO 

 

Flying Dog Wildeman American Saison | Highly hopped Saison | Frederick, MD

 

Fremont Brewing Harvest Ale (6.5%) | Seattle, WA

 

Funkwerks Leuven (3.2%) | Sour session-style Saison fermented with Brett and Lacto | Fort Collins, CO

 

Green Flash Saison Diego (5%, 20 IBUs) | Brewed with orange zest, ginger, and grains of paradise | San Diego, CA 

 

Hardywood Saison Rustica (4.5%, 20 IBUs) | Spiced with star anise, peppercorns, and lemon grass | Richmond, VA

 

Heavy Seas Red Sky at Night (7.5%, 18 IBUs) | Brewed with French Strisselspalt hops | Halethorpe, MD 

 

High & Mighty Pas De Dieux (4.5%) | Summer session-style Saison | Holyoke, MA

 

Jester King Das Wunderkind! (4.5%) | Barrel-aged with wild yeast. | Austin, TX

 

Karbach Barn Burner Saison (6.6%, 20 IBUs) | Brewed with citrus peel and coriander | Houston, TX

 

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Seizoen (7.5%) | Hood River, OR

 

Lompoc Brewing L’alerte Rouge Saison (5.2%) | Light-bodied refreshing Saison | Portland, OR 

 

The Lost Abbey Carnevale (6.5%) | Dry-hopped Saison | San Marcos, CA

 

New Holland Monkey King Saison (6.6%, 23 IBUs) | Holland, MI

 

Night Shift Rose (8%) | Brewed with pink peppercorns, rose hips, rosemary, and honey | Everett, MA

 

Odell Celastrina (7.5%) | Limited Cellar Series release with fruity and earthy flavors | Fort Collins, CO

 

Oxbow Sasuga Saison (5%) | Brewed with rice and fermented with Brettanomyces | Newcastle, ME

 

Perennial Artisan Ales Saison de Lis (5%) | Flavored with chamomile | St. Louis, MO

 

Prearis Saison (6%) | Brewed with Amarillo hops | Belgium 

 

Revolution Coup D’etat (7.6%, 50 IBUs) | Hoppy French Style Farmhouse Saison | Chicago, IL 

 

River North J Marie (7.5%, 23 IBUs) | Tropical fruit aromas and flavors. Low bitterness | Denver, CO 

 

Smog City LA Saison (5.8%) | Floral and spice, brewed with French hops | Torrance, CA

 

South Austin Brewing Saison D’ Austin (8%) | Austin, TX

 

Surly CynicAle (6.6%, 33 IBUs) | Hybrid Saison-Belgian Pale Ale | Brooklyn Center, MN

 

Trillium Saison (6.6%) | Boston, MA

 

Trinity Brewing Elektrik Cukumbahh (6.4%) | Saison flavored with English cucumbers and lemon zest | Colorado Springs, CO

 

Upright Brewing Steamroller (4.9%) | Brewed with Pacific Northwest hops | Portland, OR

 

Wicked Weed XI Dry Hopped Saison (6.2%, 50 IBUs) | Asheville, NC

 

Worthy Farm Out Saison (7.3%, 22 IBUs) | Brewed with pilsner malt and Sterling hops | Bend, OR 

 
Rated B Good

21st Amendment Sneak Attack (6.2%, 38 IBUs) | Flavored with cardamom | San Francisco, CA

 

Almanac Honey Saison (4.8%) | Flavored with ginger and honey | San Francisco, CA

 

Enlightenment Ales Rite of Spring (6.8%) | Brewed with honey | Lowell, MA

 

Fort Bend Texas Farmhouse Ale (5.4%, 22 IBUs) | Missouri City, TX

 

Goose Island Pepe Nero (6.4%, 30 IBUs) | Dark Saison brewed with Rye malts | Chicago, IL

 

Independence Sungazer Saison (6.5%) | Seasonl release brewed with Styrian Goldings hops | Austin, TX

 

Ithaca Ground Break (6%) | Ithaca, NY

 

Lakewood Brewing Till & Toil (6.4%, 21 IBUs) | Garland, TX

 

Martin House River House Saison (5%) | Fort Worth, TX

 

Naked City Belles of St. Clements (4.9%, 15 IBUs) | Seattle, WA

 

Slumbrew Flower Envy Saison (6%, 26 IBUs) | Somerville, MA

 

Valiant Brewing Fields Ablaze (7.2%, 22 IBUs) | Brewed with lemongrass and pear tea | Orange, CA

 

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