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Sour Saison (For Advanced Homebrewers)

If this is your first sour ale, be sure to read through our Intro to Sours and What to Expect posts.

This is a pretty standard saison recipe, but it adds Wyeast's Roeselare Ale Blend, which from Wyeast's description is "a Belgian style ale strain, a sherry strain, two Brettanomyces strains, a Lactobacillus culture, and a Pediococcus culture". For the flavors to fully develop, this homebrew should age for about 1 year. It will produce a rustic farmhouse style ale that will have a mild sour flavor, but it won't be overwhelmingly tart. You will also get some mild barnyard aromas and flavors from the Brett that's in the mix.

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