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Offline IMperry9

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Belgian Stout/Black Saison Review
« on: January 12, 2016, 04:24:58 AM »
Recipe: Saison Noire- Black Saison/Belgian Stout
5 Gallon Batch
Grains/Fermentables:
- 10lbs Pale malt [83.33%]
-.5lbs Crystal 10L [4.17%]
-.5lbs Crystal 40L [4.17%]
- 1lb Roasted Barley 300L [8.33%]
Hops/Boil Additions:
-.7oz Simcoe @ 50min
IBU:32.3
Yeast:
1L Starter of WLP568 Saison Yeast Blend Pitched at 75F
Attenuation=82.26%

Stats:
-OG:1.062
-FG:1.011
-SRM:41.3
-ABV:6.69%

Review: Just finished carbing this one up and I got to say I'm Surprised at how well it turned out. For some reason A Stout made with saison yeast just sounded awesome and after not finding much reading on it I just decided to go for it. I mashed at 156F  collected 6 Gallons and boiled for about 70 minutes to reach desired volume. Very active and quick fermentation but I let it sit in the primary for about 3 weeks, the first week at high 70s and 2 weeks at about 68F total and then straight to the keg. Initial taste is moderately spicy and floral followed by a mild roast bitterness. Its a well balanced that is very drinkable. Figured I would post this in case anyone had thoughts on something similar. Prost!
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Kegged/Bottled: N/A
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Chocolate Rye Stout
Milk Stout

Offline Iliff Ave Brewhouse

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Re: Belgian Stout/Black Saison Review
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 02:18:34 PM »
Very interesting. I would think that much roasted barley would come through more.

I am planning a black saison or possibly a wit to do in a few months. I am going with a basic saison grain bill with enough debittered black malt to get the color right. I have had a couple examples that are very nice.
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Offline IMperry9

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Re: Belgian Stout/Black Saison Review
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2016, 02:53:42 PM »
Very interesting. I would think that much roasted barley would come through more.

That's what I thought also but it is moderate to mild at most. The color also seemed to be lacking, i was expecting almost blacked out at 41 expected SRM but its like a medium brown color.
A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure.
Kegged/Bottled: N/A
Coming up:
SMaSH Rye Pale Ale
Chocolate Rye Stout
Milk Stout