It’s clear that much about the origins of saison is confusing. That doesn’t mean there aren’t style marks to strive for. Randy Mosher breaks down this beer (often called farmhouse) point by point to give us a better understanding.
Pastry stouts have turned into something quite specific: strong stouts mimicking flavor profiles of desserts, ranging from classic pastries to packaged sweet snacks often delivered with a heaping spoonful of irony. But there’s more to them than just that.