6.24.2015

As the summer has heated, I pushed back trying my hand at brewing in lager styles. I had really enjoyed the yeast notes from WLP530 in a starter I made a while back, and wanted to brew something to showcase those. Decided on a fairly simple Saison.

Saison II

Style: Belgian Saison

Recipe:

(lbs/%/malt)

8.5/78/2-Row

1.0/9/Vienna

1.0/9/Turbinado

0.25/2/60L Crystal

0.25/2/Acid malt

(oz/time/variety)

0.5/60/Columbus

1.5/15/Saaz

2.0/1/Saaz

White Labs WLP530

Stats: SRM 5, IBUs 29, ABV 5.9% (Est. O.G. 1.058)

In hindsight, I really enjoyed the drinkability, but might opt to switch the base malt to a pilsner malt and mash a bit lower, also maybe adding some rye to the grist, the beer could stand to be a touch drier, it failed to really sizzle on the tongue, even when carbonated to fairly high levels. Next time!