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Old 04-29-2009, 01:14 AM   #1
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Default Is saison supposed to be overly sour?

Somebody gave me a bottle of homebrew saison and it tastes f'n sour as hell, like an infection. It also poured 95% foam into the glass. I looked at the BJCP guide and it said "optional sour character" but this is overwhelming.

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Old 04-29-2009, 02:14 AM   #2
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A saison may be sour, but overt sourness is not a desireable trait in saisons. The "infection" may have been intentional (if not graceful). On the other hand, he may have brewed a whit and got an infection and called it a saison, thinking he could pull it off.

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Well, his beers are known to be infected. Every beer has a sour smell and taste. I had to dump it, i did not taste any traits other than sourness.

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I've tried a couple of commercial saisons and they were not much tart, so I doubt that is what you'd want in a homebrew. I think this guy needs to stop sucking on his siphon hose!

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Old 04-29-2009, 05:09 PM   #5
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gushing and sour sounds like an infection to me

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Yea the Saisons i've had in the past have been very similary to a malty tripel, and not overly sour. Maybe a slight tartness. The gusher = infection IMO.

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Was going to say the same thing, they are usually tart to some degree but not what I would consider sour.

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