Looking for a beer to sip on a warm summer day to quench your thirst? Saison. Saison is what you want. Many saison ales will be well carbonated and feature plenty of fruit and spice notes, along with a good burst of hoppy bitterness - serve well chilled. Saison originates from the French speaking part of Belgium, as was frequently produced by farmhouses to quench the thirst of busy farmhands.