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pFriem Family Brewers Farmhouse Fleur Makes Seasonal Debut in July

pFriem Family Brewers Farmhouse Fleur Makes Seasonal Debut in July

pFriem Family Brewers in Hood River, Oregon has announced the release date of Farmhouse Fleur Saison.

This rose hips-infused Saison will make its seasonal debut in July.

The full beer details from pFriem are below.


In the early days of brewing, saisons were spiced with farm-grown flowers to celebrate the arrival of spring. pFriem Farmhouse Fleur is our own celebration. Brewed with rose hips, calendula, and white peppercorns, lively aromas of lemon and banana and complex notes of key lime and spice abound. Smell the fleurs; spring is here!

ABV 4.8% 

IBU 22

FLAVOR PROFILE
Lemon, Banana, Spice, Floral

AVAILABILITY:
Summer Seasonal

INGREDIENTS
MALT: Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner, Rahr unmalted Wheat, Weyermann Spelt Malt
HOPS: German Tettnang
YEAST: Farmhouse Ale
SPECIAL INGREDIENTS: Rose Hips, Calendula, White Peppercorns

TASTING NOTES
Pours an enticing white gold with fluffy white foam. Lively aromas of lemon, bread, white pepper and banana give way to complex flavors of clove, key lime, fresh flowers and spice. Farmhouse Fleur finishes soft, spicy, delicate and dry.  

HISTORY
Saisons are also known as Farmhouse beers. Most of them are found in the Wallonia region of Belgium, located in the Southwestern part of the country. The Wallonia region is known for farming. In the early to mid 20th century, farmers would hire Saisoners (farm hands) for the summer months to work the land. During the winters, the farm owners would brew beer on the farms called Saison for the summer workers who were each entitled to 5 liters of beer per day. The Saisons, whether modest or strong in alcohol are known for being tart, a little funky, light on the palate, dry, fruity, spicy, complex and very quaffable.

Farmhouse Fleur pays tribute to the rich history of Saisons. As the name implies, this family of beers was born on a farm and was brewed for centuries with whatever was at hand around the homestead. That meant the inclusion of a wide variety of grains like spelt and raw wheat, and also that the brewer may choose to spice her creation with any number of flowers, herbs or spices grown or used on the farm. Often, these delicate creations would celebrate the arrival of Spring. And so, once again, we pay tribute to the storied past of the mighty Saison. pFriem Saison Fleur is brewed with Raw Wheat and Malted Spelt and showcases the use of Rose Hips, Calendula and White Peppercorns in the Whirlpool. Cheers to the arrival of Spring! 

FOOD PAIRINGS
Saisons are very diverse with food as they are acidic, bitter, and fruity. Salmon cakes, crab cakes, rib eye, shrimp salad, avocado and tomato salad. Grilled white fish with lemon. Thai Red Snapper with spicy tamarind sauce. Fried- fish, clams, and calamari. Sausages work wonderfully - North African merguez, chorizo, seafood, Toulouse, bratwurst, venison, boudin noir. Thai and Vietnamese food pair wonderfully with Saison.