Ok, “My Saison” is what we named our colt that was born this morning. I’m very fortunate that a few months ago when we were contemplating names for the foal, my girlfriend had no objection to me naming it after a beer. It has some French lines in its pedigree and its mother is named “My Engagement”. “My Saison” seemed to be a good fit. Of course, “My Trub” would have worked too….
Regardless, it’s a good reminder that the you should be considering brewing your Saison for the June ZOO meeting!
From Beer Advocate:
Saisons are sturdy farmhouse ale that was traditionally brewed in the winter, to be consumed throughout the summer months. Not so long ago it was close to being an endangered style, but over recent years there’s been a massive revival; especially in the US.
This is a very complex style; many are very fruity in the aroma and flavor. Look for earthy yeast tones, mild to moderate tartness. Lots of spice and with a medium bitterness. They tend to be semi-dry with many only having touch of sweetness.
Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 5.0-8.0%