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Saison

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Saison is a light-colored, light-bodied, dry, fruity, and effervescent ale. It originates from the Wallonia region of Belgium, where French is spoken. Traditionally, it was brewed in the spring for consumption over the summer, but I like it as a late winter ale because of its higher alcohol content and spiciness.

OG: 1.048 to 1.065
FG: 1.002 to 1.012
IBUs: 20 to 35
ABV: 5 to 7%

Ferment warm (up to 80°F) for maximum attenuation.

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