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David Allen’s Saison

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David Allen of Mill Creek, WA, member of the Greater Everett Brewers League, won a bronze medal in Category #20: Saison during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Allen’s standard Saison was chosen as a top three entry among 253 entries in the category.Read More

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Zon Saison

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Mike Vandervoort of Toronto, CAN, member of the GTA Brews, won a silver medal in Category #20: Saison during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Vandervoort’s Saison was chosen as the runner-up entry among 253 entries in the category.Read More

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Saison de Liège 1851

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This beer recipe is featured in the September/October 2019 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

Recipe by Roel Mulder

An interpretation of the recipe given by Georges Lacambre in his reference work Traité complet de la fabrication des bières et de la distillation. I have replaced the 6 to 8 hours of boiling with an addition of some dark malt.

Little is known of the original yeast profile: the historical 60 to 63 percent attenuation seems poor to our eyes, but for its day, this beer was relatively well attenuated. A saison- or Brett-like profile seems appropriate, but to get that historical flavor, try to keep attenuation low by creating more unfermentable sugars in the mash. This helps simulate the fairly uncontrolled conditions that would have been found in a traditional Belgian brewery.

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Paul and Nick’s Saison

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Paul Scrom of Commack, NY, member of the Long Island Beer and Malt Enthusiasts, won a gold medal in Category 20: Saison during the 2018 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Portland, OR with the help of Nick Rosenberg. Scrom and Rosenberg's pale table saison was chosen as best among 232 entries in the category. Read More

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Melissa and Patty’s Saison

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This recipe is featured in the November/December 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member benefits.

Contributed by Patty McGuire Cook and Melissa Edwards Hiller. Saison is great for pairing because it is so versatile. Pair this with an aged Gouda cheese, a traditional pairing for saisons. The creaminess and slight funk of the cheese melds nicely with the spicy intensity of the beer. Or pair with cucumber slices with pesto, the herbs of which complement saison’s spicy, rustic nature.

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Brother Levonian Saison

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The following recipe appears in "Sippin' on the Dock of the Bay" by Brian Cooper from the May/June 2009 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association and enjoy a subscription to Zymurgy magazine and access to the digital archive.

This namesake saison created by Chad Stevens and the late Dave Levonian, both members of the San Diego homebrew club QUAFF, is a classic farmhouse-style mix of peppery yeast and earthy hop character. Not too heavy, not too light with multiple ways to get the brew day done, this saison will have you California dreamin'.

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Jack of All Saisons

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This recipe was contributed by Mark Pasquinelli for the Jul/Aug 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine.

This recipe is featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member benefits.

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Count Orloque Saison

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This recipe was contributed by Mark Pasquinelli for the Jul/Aug 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine.

This recipe is featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member benefits.

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