Saisons are also known as Farmhouse beers. Most of them are found in the Wallonia region of Belgium, located in the Southwestern part of the country. The Wallonia region is known for farming. In the early to mid 20th century, farmers would hire Saisoners (farm hands) for the summer months to work the land. During the winters, the farm owners would brew beer on the farms called Saison for the summer workers who were each entitled to 5 liters of beer per day. The Saisons, whether modest or strong in alcohol are known for being tart, a little funky, light on the palate, dry, fruity, spicy, complex and very quaffable.
pFriem’s Saison pays homage to the Saisons that were brewed in the winter for the farmers family and friends. The beers would last longer and age better than the beers brewed in the summer months.
Lemon Meringue foam on top of a hazy orange body. Big aromas of pineapple and papaya makes this beer smell like a fresh bowl of tropical fruit. At first taste is a mouth circus of kiwi, honey nectar, and creamy goodness. This super beer finishes tart and prickly with a subtle warming.
Saisons are very diverse with food as they are acidic, bitter, and fruity. Salmon cakes, crab cakes, rib eye, shrimp salad, avocado and tomato salad. Thai Red Snapper with spicy tamarind sauce. Fried- fish, clams, and calamari. Sausages work wonderfully - North African merguez, chorizo, seafood, Toulouse, bratwurst, venison, boudin noir. Thai food and Vietnamese food pair wonderfully with Saison.
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