Saison/Farmhouse Ale Saison/Farmhouse Ale Saison/Farmhouse Ale

HMB Saison

Half Moon Bay

HMB Saison
BEER STYLE

Saison/Farmhouse Ale

ABV

5.5%

IBUS

24

QUANTITY

Availability: In Stock

  • $12.99 +$1.00 deposit
FLAVOR NOTES

floral, light, spicy

DETAILS

Half Moon Bay Brewery used a Peruvian herb called Cat’s Claw, combined with honey, ginger and Hibiscus flowers, and a Belgian Saison yeast that adds a spicy kick to the finish.

STYLE NOTES

Saison or Farmhouse Ale

Meaning 'season' in French, Saisons were typically given to farm workers during the summer months to hydrate because the water wasn't potable. Hence they're also known as Farmhouse Ales. They are quite complex with lots of spice and fruitiness due to the special yeasts used. The spice profiles are varied including peppercorn, coriander, ginger, anise, orange, clove, vanilla, and more. They have a tartness that is characteristic as well.

  • ABV: Medium to high alcohol
  • Color: Pale to light brown
  • Glassware: Stemware
  • Temperature: 45-55 oF
  • Food Pairing: Farmhouse Ales go with farmhouse foods: roasted chicken with garlic and herbs, stews, funky cheeses