Farmhouse breweries are said to have first produced the saison style from unsold barley after the harvest. Traditionally fermented in open vats in the attics of barns, these ales have a unique flavor produced by the wild yeast present in the Flanders region of Belgium. Saisons are dry, crisp, and complex with an assortment of spiciness and early flavors produced by the unique yeast. Biere de Garde is French for “beer to keep” and was originally brewed by farmers in the spring to consume throughout the summer. These blonde ales were the top-fermenting interpretations of bock beers originating in Northern France. They have a light color and slight malt sweetness.