Saison beers, as per the name, were originally brewed in the summer season as a refreshing, thirst-quenching ale. They are usually orange in colour, light to medium-bodied and heavily hopped. There is very high carbonation and this creates a large foamy head. The beers are crisp and spicy with a crystal malt flavour and fruity aroma. The addition of several herbs and spices, such as orange peel or licorice, results in complex fruity or citrus flavours.