Beer A Day: St.Feuillien Saison

A seasonal brew from one of the greats.

Belgian Farmhouse Ale

Saison:  6.5%abv  Suggested serving temperature

“Saisons are sturdy farmhouse ale that was traditionally brewed in the winter, to be consumed throughout the summer months.”-BeerAdvocate  I guess I missed this one on previous trips to the grocery store.  I am a fan of the St. Feuillien and a fan of beers that claim to be different from that of normal Belgian brews-it just makes sense.  A foamy, sparkling head with light lacing sits atop this brew.  Carbonation rises constantly through the beer giving it good texture.  Visually it is a dark, opaque amber color, being unfiltered, it looks very full-bodied.  With sweet earthy aromas of hops and malt, this beer is complex.  Think of a semi-sweet, dry champagne.  I also taste something like raisins-dried fruits.  Complex is almost an understatement-as I continue to sip I find myself questioning the flavors that evolve.  I find it quite satisfying on this quiet, cool,  autumn afternoon.  It reminds me of harvest season and the smell of the forest as the leaves drop and decompose.  A truly down to earth beer.

St. Feuillien’s has done it again.

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