Saison, French for season, usually pours pale with sparkling effervescence from high carbonation from bottle conditioning. Less common are dark saisons, but they exist and display caramel or toffee malt flavors. The yeast character of the beer is its highlight, featuring fruity notes of apple, pear, lemon and orange, with spicy black pepper notes, that finishes quite dry. Additional herbs and spice may be added, and there is always room to experiment in the Saison tradition. Saisons can range from a low ABV of 3.5% (Petite) to 9.5% (Super), but typical versions weigh in between 5-7% ABV.