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Offline gmac

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Saison for a competition
« on: October 11, 2011, 04:31:10 PM »
Just want to clarify.  I have a saison with coriander, ginger, peppercorns and grapefruit zest that I'm going to enter into a competition.  Saison as a style 16C can have spices right?  Or do I need to put this into the spiced beer category?  As I read the guidelines spices are fine in a saison but I wanted to double check.

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Re: Saison for a competition
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 04:55:45 PM »
Herbs and spices are fine
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Re: Saison for a competition
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 02:21:50 AM »
Spices can go in a Saison, but they should be part of the overall beer profile and not stand out on their own. As a judge if I could pick out a certain one I would consider that a flaw.
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Re: Saison for a competition
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 12:48:10 PM »
Spices can go in a Saison, but they should be part of the overall beer profile and not stand out on their own. As a judge if I could pick out a certain one I would consider that a flaw.
Agreed. 99% of the flavor of a saison should come from the yeast. Additional spices should only compliment or add complexity. If you taste a saison and say to yourself, "this taste like coriander", you added too much.
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