Very strong, very complex, rich, malty and spicy, fruit and liqueur, dark Belgian beer. More extractive and stronger than dubbel. A complex and intense aroma, combining a high level of deep bread, caramel, molasses malt with a medium-high to high level of fruity raisins, prunes, cherries, dates, figs or mirabelles.
A pre-modern Belgian style that was made in farmhouse breweries during spring. Saisons are brewed hoppy and fairly strong in order to keep through the summer, but these beers are fantastic all year long. A terrifically complex beer arising from the interaction of simple ingredients.