Questions tagged [saison]

Saison (French, "season") is a broadly defined pale ale that in modern versions is generally around 7% abv, highly carbonated, fruity, spicy and is influenced by Saison Dupont Vieille Provision.

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What gives a “smoky” beer a smoked flavor?

I recently started getting interested in smoked beers. Quite a few years back, Shiner had a seasonal called Smokehouse. I didn't care for it. However, I've recently been intrigued by varieties of ...
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What are the defining characteristics of a Saison? What should I expect when I drink one?

I'll be the first to admit that I have, at best, the palate of a highly experienced amateur. I can tell an IPA from a Stout from a Doppelbock primarily on the common visual, olfactory, and above all ...
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What glass shape is most commonly used for Saison's?

Is there a widely accepted glass shape/type for Saison's (and if so, what is it)? Is a different glass used for French Saison's vs. Belgian Saison's vs. other common Saison styles?