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.
Farmhouse Fleur pays tribute to the rich history of Saisons. As the name implies, this family of beers was born on a farm and was brewed for centuries with whatever was at hand around the homestead. That meant the inclusion of a wide variety of grains like spelt and raw wheat, and also that the brewer may choose to spice her creation with any number of flowers, herbs or spices grown or used on the farm. Often, these delicate creations would celebrate the arrival of Spring. And so, once again, we pay tribute to the storied past of the mighty Saison. pFriem Saison Fleur is brewed with Raw Wheat and Malted Spelt and showcases the use of Rose Hips, Calendula and White Peppercorns in the Whirlpool. Cheers to the arrival of Spring!
Pours an enticing white gold with fluffy white foam. Lively aromas of lemon, bread, white pepper and banana give way to complex flavors of clove, key lime, fresh flowers and spice. Farmhouse Fleur finishes soft, spicy, delicate and dry.
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. Grilled white fish with lemon. 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 and Vietnamese food pair wonderfully with Saison.