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Old 01-15-2014, 10:52 PM   #11
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I love all types of Belgian beers but I really despise Brettanomyces. I recently had Helios Farmhouse Ale from Victory Brewing Company and was very disappointed. However, it's found in many Belgian ales. Like everyone else has said, Belgians are a wide variety and can taste completely different (see Dubbels and Tripels). Anyway, to be even more nit-picky, saisons were brewed in a specific area of Belgium, typically by the French-Belgians at the border with France.

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Old 01-15-2014, 11:40 PM   #12
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Saison to me tastes more like white wine then say Hardywood single. Fruity a little aftertaste.

Anyway if you brew a Saison and don't like it I know a guy who will gladly take it off your hands for you

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Old 01-16-2014, 12:59 PM   #13
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My favorite thing about Saison is that it is a style that defies style. There is more of a "spirit" of Saison than anything you can shoehorn into a style guideline. The BJCP did about as good a job with that as anyone could. Still, a Saison could be nearly anything with that wild rustic spirit. As has been proven by some very talented brewers.

Belgians in general are just a great opportunity to meld ones brewing knowledge with a healthy dose of black magic, Straight up voodoo. Delicious voodoo.

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Old 01-16-2014, 02:56 PM   #14
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Saison to me tastes more like white wine then say Hardywood single. Fruity a little aftertaste.

Anyway if you brew a Saison and don't like it I know a guy who will gladly take it off your hands for you
I am actually running out of room, so come on down this way and bring a couple growlers! I like to brew, but I only drink maybe 10 glasses a week.
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:57 PM   #15
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Also,

Thanks all for your input. I will definitely be looking at getting a couple different ones of this style to try before brewing any...starting with Saison Dupont.

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