Saison is a wonderful thirst-quenching beer, born on the lush farmlands of Wallonia, and brewed by home brewers like you. These beers are generally pale, have high carbonation, a dry finish, and pepper and spice flavors and aromas that come from the yeast. A modest proportion of simple sugar is traditional with this style and helps the beer achieve its dry and estery character. Saison pairs very well with rich foods, like a dry white wine. It is an Old World style that is very popular with craft brewers despite (or perhaps because of) being a polar opposite to hoppy American ales.
The award-winning recipes from Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer, prepared and assembled into ready-to-brew ingredient kits! These kits have been specially designed to be brewed at home on your kitchen stove with a minimum of equipment. Each kit comes with clear, illustrated brewing instructions for the general brewing process and step-by-step instructions for brewing that particular kit. The kits range from extract-only, to extract and steeping grains, to extract and partial mash and contain everything needed to brew 5 gallons of beer. All you need is a standard equipment kit from your local home brewing supply shop and a 5 gallon (20L) pot.