Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Good Saison Recommendations?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-13-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
BryceL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Posts: 888
Liked 37 Times on 30 Posts

Default Good Saison Recommendations?

Hey guys, I'm looking to branch out and open up to some new beer styles and I decided to give Saison a go. I just had a Ommegang Hennipen on tap the other night and really didn't care for it. To me it was over the top fruity/sweet. I couldn't get much past half way through it before switching back to a tasty IIPA. I had heard it was a decent Saison, so I'm wondering what you Saison drinkers out there think of it and if this is a pretty good representation of the style? Any other recommendations/favorites?
BryceL is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
phenry
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 1,222
Liked 117 Times on 73 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

I wasn't a huge fan of Hennepin either, for me it was a little too wine-like. I'm still up for giving it a second shot though. I'm pretty sure you can't get Boulevard in CA, but if you could find somebody in the Midwest to trade with their Tank 7 is really good IMHO. Great Divide's Colette is also one of my favorite Saisons, but it doesn't come out until April I think.
phenry is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 10:38 PM   #3
thepartsmancometh
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: central, IL
Posts: 389
Liked 20 Times on 20 Posts

Default

Saison Dupont is a classic. I really dig it.
thepartsmancometh is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 11:20 PM   #4
twinturboa51
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
twinturboa51's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: boston, ma
Posts: 56
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default

i second tank 7. i just bottled a tweaked clone recipe
twinturboa51 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 11:28 PM   #5
AmandaK
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: KCMO
Posts: 1,502
Liked 139 Times on 105 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

Third for Tank 7.
__________________
BJCP Master Beer Judge
AmandaK is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 11:29 PM   #6
Fastmetal
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lee Summit, MO
Posts: 282
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

4th for Tank 7.
__________________
Kegs- :-(
Primary- :-(
Fastmetal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 11:31 PM   #7
BryceL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Posts: 888
Liked 37 Times on 30 Posts

Default

Sounds like I'll be on the lookout for Tank 7 for sure. I'll keep an eye out for the other suggestions as well. Feel free to keep the suggestions coming if there are any others. Thanks guys!
BryceL is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 11:32 PM   #8
Fastmetal
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lee Summit, MO
Posts: 282
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by twinturboa51 View Post
i second tank 7. i just bottled a tweaked clone recipe
Care to share the recipe?
__________________
Kegs- :-(
Primary- :-(
Fastmetal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 11:34 PM   #9
SW33K
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cumming, Georgia
Posts: 43
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I dont think youll really find it but if you find reprieve by jailhouse brewery i highly recommend it!!
SW33K is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2012, 11:37 PM   #10
dcHokie
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
dcHokie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 1,710
Liked 248 Times on 190 Posts
Likes Given: 196

Default

The Brett'ed version of Tank 7 (Saison - Brett) is incredible.

Also a big fan of Fantome, Funkwerks, Bruery's rye saison, all of the Stillwater saison versions, and Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
__________________

Aging: Sour Solera, Flemish Gold, Repas du Matin Sour Table Beer, Flanders Red, Anejo Rum Sour, Brett Brown, Sour blonde, Funky Barleywine Barrel, Sour Rye Whiskey Barrel
Bottled: Cherry Oud Bruin, Le Batard Solera, Sour Stout, Wild Ale, Brett Belgian Rye Stout, Berliner Weisse, FlandersPale, Brett Old Ale, Funky Fig Saison, Mango BGSA, Rapture RIS, Brett Saison
dcHokie is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recommendations for a good sour? Qhrumphf General Beer Discussion 38 06-16-2012 07:54 PM
pH meter recommendations? jdlev General Beer Discussion 2 08-22-2011 06:09 PM
Looking for recommendations HardcoreNinja69 General Beer Discussion 3 12-18-2010 10:07 PM
Saison Dump or Saison Blend? brispriggs General Beer Discussion 1 05-27-2010 01:00 AM
Recommendations request... geckosan General Beer Discussion 11 08-06-2009 06:27 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS