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.

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. As a beer style it originated from beers brewed during the cooler and less active months in farmhouses in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, and then stored for drinking by the farm workers during the summer months. It is believed that these farmhouse beers would have been of a lower abv than modern saisons - probably initially around 3 to 3.5% abv on average, rising in the early 20th century to between 4.5 and 6.5% abv. Modern saisons are brewed in a range of countries, particularly the USA, and are often bottle conditioned.

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