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






0.25/2/60L Crystal

0.25/2/Acid malt





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!


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