Saisons are vibrant, quenching and often funky farmhouse ales brewed during the winter months with the help of laborers who tilled the soil in the summer. Distinctively dry, and characterized by spicy, earthy notes, saisons slaked the thirst of farmhands during hot summer months, when clean water was in short supply.
The Sixpoint interpretation, “Seison,” retains the refreshing, lively qualities of these French and Belgian farmhouse ales. But since it is bursting with American and Australian hops, and made with a custom, part-Belgian part-American yeast blend, this brew is not a traditional saison—it’s more of a hybrid. Towards the bottom of your glass, as the beer starts to warm, citrus hop notes come alive, meeting spicy yeast esters.