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Old 07-11-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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I'm hoping someone can provide a good suggestion. I'm entering my first competition and I'll be submitting a saison to which I added 5lbs of strawberry in secondary. It has very nice, dry saison character but a really strong berry aroma and taste and I'm just not sure which category I should submit it under.

Is 16.c. Saison broad enough to include high fruit additions?

Or should it be under 16.e. Belgian Specialty Ale?

Or should I skip those and just enter it under 20 for fruit beer? Any suggestions are appreciated.



 
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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Fruit Beer



 
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:30 PM   #3
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+1 Go with fruit beer since its a dominant character, and specify saison as the base style.

 
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #4
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I would consider entering it both as a fruit beer AND 16E. Entering it in 16C is a bad idea though.

 
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:39 PM   #5
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Great. Thanks for your suggestions.

 
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:44 PM   #6
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Great. Thanks for your suggestions.
Let us know what you decide to do, and your eventual score(s)

 
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:54 PM   #7
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I decided to enter into both fruit beer and belgian specialty. I haven't bottled before so I'm a little nervous about carbonation but I'm going to check a test beer the night before submissions are due to make sure it's okay. I'll post the results, good or bad. Thanks for all of your help.

 
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:06 PM   #8
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Well? What were the results? I'm doing an Apricot Saison right now and wondering the same thing. Think I'm going to just go with fruit beer though.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:17 PM   #9
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Judging is this weekend so no results yet.

 
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:40 PM   #10
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Just got my results. Got a 28 under Fruit Beer and 38.5 under Belgian Specialty. Not sure if they were tasting the same beer based on the feedback.

Anyhow, I'm happy with the results. I just have to wait until next June to try and improve on it.

Thanks for the help!



 
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