Saison (the one on the right) is a traditional Belgian beer, characterized by a higher carbonation, fruity, sour-sweet and spicy flavor and strong aroma. A type of light ale, whose origins can be traced back to the Middle Ages in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium. In the cold months of the year, large Belgian farms brewed beers with medium to high alcohol content. In the winter, the local peasants had more time for brewing and they used it to create this special ale. Saisons needed to age for a “season” (about 3 months) before being consumed by field workers in the summer months. That’s where the name of the beer comes from. The color of the saison depends mostly on the malts used, in most cases light ale or Pilsen malts are traditionally used, but it is not uncommon the use of darker malts to give a golden to copper or amber color to the beer. Certain recipes may even include malted or raw wheat.