Saison Houblon Farmhouse Ale Brings Citrus and Pine Flavor to the Party

Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:38 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:38 a.m.

Pike Brewing Company

Saison Houblon

True to the hop crazy spirit of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle’s The Pike Brewing Company has fashioned a farmhouse ale crammed with the fragrant little flowers.

Saison Houblon has none of the traditional farmhouse funk found in many saisons, a style born in Belgium and a cousin to French bieres de garde. Pike stays true to the style’s dry, crisp, fruity nature, but ramps up the bitterness, bringing plenty of citrus and pine flavor to the party.

Which is just fine for fans of hoppy pale ales and IPAs.

Saison Houblon is 6.5 percent alcohol by volume, and a tasty twist on the style.

Eric Pera can be reached at 802-7528 or

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